Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Quilt Market fun!

I promised I would be back with more about the exciting things I saw.  I was totally wowed by Tula Pinks booth of course with her new line Elizabeth.  Did you know that it was Tula's Full Moon Forest fabric line that made me step out of the big box retailer exclusively for my fabric collections and start shopping quilt shops?  It is also the first fabric that made me want to design a quilt more basic than patchwork.  I have loved every single collection she has had since, Neptune, being my very favorite- but this new one and all the gothic inspired arches and geometry... swoon... Just love love love this collection! 

I also got to play in the BERNINA booth with their new longarm!  Okay, calm down, I am not planning on moving from my beloved domestic machine quilting to longarming- even though it would be a bit easier! LOL.  I couldn't teach domestic machine quilting without quilting that way myself, so I plan to stay loyal to sit down quilting, that said the new longarm will be available as a sit down quilting machine eventually, so it was a lot of fun to get to play with it.  I was shocked by how smooth and easy it was to use, even for a novice like myself... I had fun quilting with it- and even though I would say my results would look better on a domestic, it was pretty impressive considering it was one of my very first attempts.  I took pictures for you!

One of my favorite things about being at market was getting to show my quilter friends my brand new leather bag that I quilted.  I wish I could say there would be tutorials or patterns but this bag isn't easily repeated and I have 15 broken needles to prove it.  To me the deduction in my needle stash was worth the results... yummy soft lambskin quilted with feathers... yum.  I have been waiting to share it with you all and can only say I wish I could somehow have a way for you to feel it.  The texture and soft leather.... sigh.  Here it is. 

In other news I will be back on Friday with Grandma for a chat on stippling and the trials and tribulations and any tips she and I have gained to make it easier.  Also I am giving away lots of cool patterns I got in my swag bag at Quilt Market on my facebook page so be sure to stop over and leave a comment to enter to win!  I am also kicking off a blog tour for Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can't) very soon, so stay tuned for more info on that! 

1 comment:

  1. Your leather bag is just beautiful!!! I am enjoying your blog and posts and cannot wait for my book!!