Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Most Popular Item At Quilt Market

We are just back from market.
So sorry I did not blog during market - just too darn tired.
I'm sure all of you attending market noticed the bags under my eyes.

The ones big enough to sack a weeks worth of groceries.

The whole market is a blur to me.
Our booth went up fairly quickly.
Can you guess which item received the most attention?

Was it this quilt featuring the panel from the Lollipop line?
Abby drew the picture on the easel - just like she drew when she was little.

Was it the quilt using a Lollipop Layer Cake™ with a dimensional flower?

Was it this "leaving the crib going to a big bed" quilt?

Or was it this quilt made with a Lollipop Jelly Roll™?
Look closely - the dresser is made out of cardboard boxes and fabric bolts.

Although there was much interest in these quilts - the question most ask was "where did you get the couch?"

My spiffed up Ikea couch.

It is very easy to do.
You will need.
Ikea couch.
Sandy solids fabrics (I used 6 colors)
Heavy Heat n' Bond
Olfa Circle Cutter
Markers to match you fabrics

Iron big squares of Heat'n Bond onto fabrics.
Using the circle cutter cut circles ranging in size form 4"-2".

Cut out circles.
Iron circles onto couch.
Using the matching markers, draw two circles around each dot.

Moda was introducing this nifty machine called the Slicer,

demonstrated by Debbie Duckworth.
Wouldn't these shapes be fun ironed on a couch?

Since market was so close to home, the family drove up to view the craziness.

Moda as usual had an awesome booth styled after an antique doll house.
Did I get any pictures - of course not. Falls under the category of sleep deprived.
Liesl from Oliver + S (Moda's newest designer) took some great pictures which are posted on her blog. Check it out.

Are you all wondering where I left my purse this market???

I went to visit Gudrun from GE Designs - right next door to my sister Brenda of Country Stitches

I sat it down in Gudrun's booth and walked away without it.

Sandy's purse left behind - another market now complete.

From my heart,


  1. I have looked forward with much anticipation to your blog following market. I love your style, sense of humor and your creativity. Great job again and I look forward to buying more of your patterns and fabric!!

  2. So this is what they mean they call someone "bag lady"....LOL

    I have to admit, every picture I have had the opportunity to admire of your booth, my eye was focused on the couch. Oh my word, I would have NEVER guessed the circles are applied on by hand.

    What do they say? Never "assume" anything because I assumed you had one of your couches recovered.

    This is the first I've heard or seen anything about the Slicer. Hmm..curious...

    Finders Keepers - I'm sure Gudrun was happy to know that she got a new purse during Market.

  3. Love it all...the quilts, the fabric, the couch, and the slicer...haven't seen the slicer anywhere else!

  4. The "big bed" quilt is super cute and I'm with everyone else, I love the couch!!

  5. I love the panel with lollipop tree! Fun and warm bright colors just like I love about your other lines.

    Glad your market checklist was all complete, including leaving your purse. Sounds like yet another successful season for you.

  6. That's too funny (well, not really) about loosing your pursing being a market tradition.

    I love the clever couch decorating idea and the cardboard dresser. Genius! All of your projects look really beautiful. The colors are very striking in the photographs and I really like the "moving up to a big boy bed" quilt.

  7. Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

    As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President, Kona Bay Fabrics

  8. LOVE YOUR BAGS! Much prettier than any other bags under eyes than I have seen. Loved your booth. Loved your couch. Loved your and Abby's cute outfits. Wish I could pull them off... but alas i will never look like your cute petite self!
    Missed chatting like we usually do. Will have to definitely do dinner next time! Love ya! Joanna

  9. At least you didn't have to drive back to anywhere to get your purse this time!

    Love the new line and the flowers oh! and the monkeys! Can't wait 'til it hits the shops!

  10. OMG!!! HOW FUNNY about the bags!! (spoken by another bags under the eyes ALWAYS gal! and you just KNOW that the under eye bag makeup doesn't help .... you might as well draw a big arrow pointing to the bags!)

    Anyhow, I just love all of your fabrics and quilts .... so FUN!!!! AND I have to say that couch is GREAT!!! I have a new lampshade that is in need of spiffing up and I think those polka dots are just the ticket!

  11. I love your quilts and your fabric!

    I want you to know that I want to go to IKEA and buy a couch now. Problem is the closest one is in Atlanta!

  12. I have The Slice machine and use it for card making and scrapbooking. Was not aware it would cut fabric? Love My SLice and they are a great company.