Wednesday, May 29, 2013

New patterns

This is going to be a sneak peek at some new patterns that I have got from Market. They are by Hudson's Holidays - Shirley Hudson is the very talented designer. These will be available in both the online SewArmadillo store and in my eBay store. I found them to be so cute, and fresh and totally different to most other things I have seen. And Shirley was so nice. She packaged up a selection of her designs for me to start with. Her range is enormous. I will try to get more over the next few months.

Aren't they just the cutest things. They will all be on SewArmadillo by the end of the week and gradually some will be in the eBay store as well.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Still with Market

One of the themes of Market seemed to be pushbikes, they were everywhere. Lots used for decoration in vendor booths and even more on new patterns. Hissyfitz has one in their new 12" applique block patterns. I made a quilt for Belinda (the fabulous quilter) for Christmas with a pushbike on it because it was the first one I had seen. Now you would be spoilt for choice if you wanted to do a pushbike on a quilt. Here are a few of the 12" blocks from Hissyfitz, they are available in my eBay store, not on the website.

A Spot of Tea

Owl Be Seeing U

Friday, May 24, 2013

More from Market

I'm home, over my jet lag, half unpacked and back to work. So I can show some more pics from Market and my trip. Today will be the fabulous Kathy Schmitz and her equally fabulous sister Bonnie Sullivan. Kathy is one of the designers on my website, and some of her patterns are being discontinued. I have put pics of some of these on my facebook page, if you want them get them soon because I can't get any more.
Kathy's booth at Market, she was in the Moda section showing off her new fabric range. She also has a great new book that is available, the quilt in the background is from it.

Kathy in front of her great designs. There are several of her patterns I want to make.

Bonnie in front of her latest patterns, her specialty is wool - isn't it all gorgeous.

The last day of the show, I think Kathy had just about had enough so she was resting on the bed in Bonnie's booth. Love the crazy patch quilt. 

Bluebird Nest - this is one of the discontinued patterns. It has been on my to do list for quite a while.

The Greatest Joy - another discontinued pattern, gorgeous as well.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

More Quilt Market

Here are some more pics from Market. These are quilts that are on display around the show. I don't have designer names for them all, but I will try and get them tomorrow and update them when I get a chance.

This one is one of the raffle quilts.

Quilt Market Portland

Quilt Market in Portland is fabulous, of course. Portland seems like a nice city, haven't seen much of it because I have been wandering around market. I'm just going to post some pictures of market today, various fabulous scenes from the show.
Anna Maria Horner embroidery - gorgeous

Atkinson design - new quilt pattern

Quilted Fish - Amanda Herring - new quilt pattern and new fabric range. Fabulous

A very cute bag someone had, I had to ask if I could take a photo, isn't it wonderful.

Modern quilt by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

Absolutely stunning quilt from the new Modern Baby quilt book, the quilting is amazing. Can't think of the maker's name at the moment.

Great new bag pattern by ByAnnie. These will be available (pattern only) in the shop soon.

A wall in a booth, not sure who, but it is so much fun. I wanted to take one of the dolls home.

More from the booths, love the sofa.
Sock monkeys - traditional design but very modern take. I want to take these home as well.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

USA trip

Still having a wonderful time in the States. Today I went on a bus shop hop, 4 fabulous quilting shops and one antique mall. Had to buy something everywhere of course.
But I haven't uploaded the pics yet so I'm going to put some up from my day trip to Vancouver. It was a very pretty city and I would be happy to go back anytime.
 I love flying, but not sure about seaplanes. These land on the water in the middle of Vancouver.

A scene from the centre of Vancouver, pretty and clean.

Love this, it is a mailbox. Not boring, so much fun.

Fabulous statues, near Stanley Park, I think. Check out the size of the people compared to the statues. Unfortunately we didn't stop so I couldn't get any close up shots. Definitely on my list of places to go back to.

Monday, May 13, 2013

USA trip

Well here I am in sunny USA. I have been away for just over a week, had great plans to blog regularly but it hasn't happened. I have been visiting my fabulous friend Karla and her hubby just north of Seattle, and had a lovely time. Karla is so good, she takes me to lots of quilt shops. I also had a day trip to Canada, never been there before and thoroughly enjoyed it apart from the minor bout of food poisoning I came back with. I have pics of quilt shops and touristy stuff to post but today I will just show off some of my fabulous fabric purchases.
these are a nice range of browns, not my usual colours but these are lovely.

Monkey fabrics in brown and red, for my gorgeous friends Megan and Damien's new baby who should be here soon.

I always say I won't buy more black and white but I always do. Love them

This is one of my favourite fabrics, it is an Alexander Henry print. I don't think they are available in Australia. Inspired by Edward Gorey.

And another bunch that I just needed to buy.
Now I'm about to go to market. Might have to buy more fabric there. I will put up posts as much as possible over the next few days to show off some of the great stuff I have seen.