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Hoffman Booth – 2 Fall Market

This gorgeous quilt is Diamond Braid by Trish Stuart.

Our pretty fantastic Hoffman rep is Kim Deneault.  (She is pretty AND fantastic.) She is showing us some “headers” or samples of new batik.  We order EVERY new Hoffman Batik.  Sitting with Kim we just decide which ones we want two, three, or four bolts of!  What fun!

I really want to do one of Judy Neimyer's quilts. This one is called Raindrops. Isn't it beautiful? It used 20 medium/light batiks and 10 dark batiks.

Cute Cute Cute! This is Letitia Hutchings of Mount Redoubt Designs. There are 4 versions for the four seasons or four color preferences. We have the fabrics and patterns on order. Let us know if you want to be on the waiting list. I love Letitia's designs. They are so whimsical and colorful.

Here's the fall version. I love the squirrel.

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Hoffman Booth- 1 Fall Market

So many fantastic photos to share.  I love Hoffman Batik and they never cease to amaze me with color, design and variety.  Spring 2011’s shipment will be no exception.  I will do two Hoffman Booth blogs since there are so many great photos.

The center quilt is called Summer Solstice by Judy Niemyer.  Gorgeous.  This pattern will be out soon.

The Bali Pop quilt on the table is from Cozy Quilt designs and is titled Margarita Sunrise.

It is a free download on the Hoffman of California site.  It uses a new Bali Pop soon to be released.

IT’S HERE!  The Mango Margarita Bali Pop has arrived.

Let me know if you wish to be on a waiting list or check here for other batik jelly roll combos.

Judy Niemyer's Weeping Willow pattern is stunning in Hoffman batik. I love the one to the right also called My Old Brown Shoe by Abbey Lane Quilts. The quilt at the left will be a kit in the spring. It is very manly.

The animals hanging at the top of the brown quilt are oven mitts!  They cracked me up.  The patterns have arrived called Kitchen Whimsey.

This is Mulberry Steps and is a free download from the Hoffman site.  And but of course, we will cut the kit when the fabrics come in!

So much eye candy. Any color combo you want was represented. There were several new lemon and yellow batiks. They are hard to find because they are hard to batik and dye.

That’s enough for today.  I want to escape to my studio for a few hours.  Enjoy!  Sew!  Quilt!


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Fall Market Finds 2010 #3 Sashing Stars

This quilt was hanging in Bali Fabrics booth.  It was made by Virginia Robertson who designed many of the displays in the booth.

It is called Scrappy Sunrise and is in the December/January issue of the Quilter magazine.  The quilt is a great use for layer cakes or other collections of fabrics.

Make a similar quilt easily with the Sashing Stars ruler by Marti Michelle.  This ruler cuts the corners of the sashing so there is no need for the imprecise sew and flip corner technique.

I used the ruler in my 2010 Quilt Shop Rally Quilt and it was fantastic.


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Fall 2010 Market Finds #2

I’m going to try to do a quickie post to show you some of the yummies from Fall Quilt Market, 2010 in Houston, TX.  This is where shops go to place orders for the next six months.  It is an overwhelming array of eye candy and temptation.

It is amazing what vendors do to show off their lines and entice the customers.  A great example is this vignette of the Larkspur line in the Alexander Henry booth.  Notice how the pipe to structure the booth is covered in fabric.  Also they wired in hanging lamps.  Booth design is an art.

The teapot just grabbed me and I don’t often get grabbed by cute.  I loved the little outfits and the half size kitchen set up with vegies, teapot, canisters, etc.  No patterns, just inspiration.

I loved the fabric, too.  So it is on order.  Check out the bird on the outfit on the right in the picture.  There were lots of birds and owls at the show.  This bird spoke to me.  Let me know if you want to be on the notify list.


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BOM sneak peak

McKenna Ryan's Beach BOM

McKenna Ryan

B-BOM!  Lots of BOM at market.  We found several Batik Block of the Months to start in the coming 6- 8 months.  Let us know which ones you like.

The McKenna Ryan BOM pictured above will start this fall.  It is a combination of McKenna’s new Hoffman prints and batik.  It is stunning.  You are looking at pieces just pinned to a board.  It doesn’t even have a name yet!

Another BOM from McKenna Ryan is Faith, Hope, and Love.  She redid this one in batik from previous printed cotton.  Graceful Continue reading