Spring Quilt Market 2017 in St Louis was fun, fast and a total whirlwind as usual. Here are some highlights.
First, the booth–featuring my new patterns Eads and Tee, plus my new fabric Blake and many many projects. (Specific posts to come on all of those things!)
Now the other stuff, starting with some Blake gang signs…or something like that.
Arianna, Elise, Ariga, Ellen and I were all sporting some Blake on the first day of the show. Patterns are (from left to right), Colette Moneta, Tilly And The Buttons Zadie Dress, Colette Moneta, Grainline Penny Raglan, Seamwork Jane
Arianna wearing a Colette Moneta and matching scrunchie (free pattern soon at Robert Kaufman) in Blake for the win.
I love Jemellia’s Myrtle (pattern by Colette) in Blake!
Elisabeth, Nichole, me and Jemellia on day 1 in the booth.
Jenni Smith’s Sloth quilt (-within-a-quilt) is pretty darn special!
I always like a booth with a sewing feature. Big thanks to Bernina and Janome for lending some machines. Here are Megan and Ellen sewing up some knits. See, it’s fun, not scary!
Julia’s new sewing pattern is pretty great, which is why I just had to whip up a couple of Dumpling Pincushions for the booth–in Blake (and some Friedlander too). (BTW, Julia’s Hayden top in Arroyo is pretty stunning…)
It was really exciting to see this quilt in May Chappell’s booth by Theresa Reid using my Friedlander fabrics. (That hand quilting!)
Last, but not least, I loved spotting this Euclid cameo in the Soak booth, along with the labels that I designed for their Pineapple Grove scent.
Now that I’m home, I’m doing much of the obvious stuff–catching up on things and following up on stuff, but I’ve also been quilting, or rather patchworking like crazy. I love it when I’m feeling inspired to sew, and even though I’ve been promising myself some new garments (kalle kalle kalle) and a bag (I’m looking at you, Traverse), I keep finding myself glued to my sewing machine, sewing up new ideas as well as some new stuff from others. It’s been fun.
But I do need to clean my sewing room…that will happen soon!
I’m so excited to see those knits! I love your designs and I would love to make more clothes out of them. Thanks for doing that!
Melissa Lewis Reilly says
Cannot WAIT to see you in Sisters and show you how we sport your fabrics here in DC!