Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts

Hi there today is my day to be part of Happy Quilting's blog hop on her Irish Chain Quilts blog hop. :) I'm super excited as I kind of have a love affair with Irish Chains! 

The block I was in charge of was the itty bits Irish chain.
It was easy and fun to construct and I got to use my Simply Colorful Orange for the block. :)
This book is awesome and I can't wait to try my hand at a few other ones and soon. 
 Like this String of Pearl one. This one I just absolutely love!
Another one I love is Unraveled. I want to make a baby version of this one for sure!!
But the one I think I'll try first so I can use my Simply colorful I, and II collection...
Will have to be this End of the Rainbow! 

Please go and check out Melissa's blog for the Grand Prize GIVEAWAY!!! 
The first winner will receive an Entire Bitty Bits Quilt Kit, comprised of 14 Kona Cotton Charm Packs, a Vanessa Goertzen Gooseberry Charm Pack, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and of course, a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts!!!  

The second winner will receive a Lizzy House Butterflies Fat Quarter Bundle, and American Jane Lorraine Layer Cake, 2 Irish Green Fat Quarters from Denyse Schmidt's Moderns Solids collection, an Angela Walters Drawn Fat Quarter, a Bitty Bits Mini made by me, and of course, a signed copy of Irish Chain Quilts!!!  
June 8th -   Happy Quilting - Blog Hop Intro
June 9th -   Moda Lissa - Lissa Alexander
                  Fat Quarter Shop - Jocelyn Ueng
June 10th -  Piece N Quilt - Natalia Bonner
                  In Color Order - Jeni Baker
June 11th -  Amy's Creative Side - Amy Ellis
                  Sew Kind of Wonderful - Jenny Pedigo
June 12th -  Quilt Story - Megan Jimenez
                  Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart

June 15th -  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich
                  Christa Quilts - Christa Watson
June 16th -  Moda Cutting Table - Carrie Nelson
                  Little Miss Shabby - Corey Yoder
June 17th -  Fresh Lemons - Faith Jones
                  V and Co.  - Vanessa Christenson
June 18th -  A Quilting Life - Sherri McConnell
                  Stitch This! - Jenny Wilding Cardon
June 19th -  Happy Quilting

Thank you so much for stopping by and good luck!!!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

V and Co.: Quilt Spring Market

 So I'm finally getting around to showing off some pictures of Spring Quilt Market.
 I was showing off the second half of my Simply Colorful line. (green, blue, purple)

 and I was also showing off my new Aurifil Thread collection to go with the books and the fabric.
And of course the books!
Me right after my school house feeling very relieved. AmyLouWho made my skirt AGAIN! LOVE YA AMY!

 I did a schoolhouse on how to market your Simply Color Books in your store. (thank you Amy for my skirt!!) They are a wonderful key of information on how to use the color wheel and how to empower your customer in learning how to pick fabric on their own. I'll be doing a whole blog post on this here, the store owners were very excited to hear how this book not only has 6-7 projects in each book, but it also has beautiful photography, AND it's a great teaching tool for the customers needing a little help in understanding why certain colors go better together than others. 
But not everything is work and work and work at market.
Basic Grey, Lella boutique, and Little Miss Shabby
 Moda had a photo booth with props set up. And clearly I heard "make your best Valley Girl impression." and no one else did. I hung out with these three ladies the whole time. We were booth partners on the same wall. And this is hilarious...someone had a sick sense of humor and put Vanessa G and Vanessa C right next to each other. Every time someone would say "Vanessa…" both of us would look up like simultaneously. People were having a very fun time with it. And then by like the second day V squared got all:
Every time someone would mess with us...
and the horns came out. Kidding Vanessa and I had a lovely time being next to each other talking about how we were the only Vanessa's we knew growing up, and how our mom's came up with our names and such…by day 3 we actually got used to hearing our name and not both thinking it was us they were talking to. Not really we were not used to it but it was fun. :) I wouldn't mind being next to her again. 

 I always love being around Jen Kingwell. She's amazing and funny and nice and well amazing. I mentioned that right?
 This quilt is on my to do list. it's cray-cray and I love it!!!!
 This time around I roomed with Anna of Noodlehead. (this is her beautiful booth) she was debuting her book and her new fabric collection with Cloud 9 fabrics.
I also got to room with Amy of Diary of a Quilter, and Amanda of Crazy Mom Quilts.
 We had quite the adventurous time…on saturday morning the whole hotel was evacuated and the firemen showed up. This is our "it wasn't me" picture, because we swear it wasn't us that set off the alarm. Apparently the sprinklers went off in a room…that's all I know. Though now that I think back on it Amy did leave before the firemen showed up…sooo yeah and she is kind of shifty that one...So yeah. May have to look more into that. Anyways, It was eventful and fun in and out of the convention center. :)
Butterfly kisses coming soon to the shop.
I have 4 new patterns releasing in the next couple of weeks.
I can't wait to show you. :)
Simply Color Purple Book in process and final stages...

But for now I am busy finishing up a few things here and there and finishing up the patterns…so back to that I go! 
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