I was not fortunate enough to attend Quilt Market, but maybe someday! I’m a sample sewer for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, so I did get to be there in spirit. I wanted to share (ok, show-off) the items I made.
A big thank you to Latifah from The Quilt Engineer for most of these photos!
The first piece is this bag, which is aptly named “The Awesome Bag”. It’s a really cute, easy, bag to make (if you aren’t afraid of buttonholes), plus it’s reversible and you can lengthen and shorten the strap. How awesome is that? There is a free tutorial by Elsie Marley right here.
Next was this little girl’s dress made from Blythe by Rebecca Bischoff fabrics. The dress pattern is Figgy’s Scirocco Dress. I turned right around and used the pattern again to make Emmeline’s Easter dress.
I want more of that dot on the bottom tier!
This quilt was made for the Studio Stash(by Jennifer Sampou) display. It’s only 36″ and each square is 6.5″, so I really thought it would be quick, but I was so wrong! It’s all paper-pieced, so that’s piecing and matching 144 triangles, plus ripping all the paper out. Then my husband and I spent an hour just looking at the layout to make sure the dark and light colors were evenly disbursed (he’s such a good husband!).
This did give me an idea for my bee block next month, though, which I need to get organized!
I’m not normally a fan of batiks, but there are some prints and colors in this collection that are really pretty. I really love these leaf prints and that yellow is amazing in person.
I decided to have fun with the quilting, so I did 7 different patterns in the negative space and repeated them diagonally. I did all the quilting on my Juki.
You can see it here at Quilt Market, being displayed with my finally piece, the giant bolster pillow.
The pillow was also for the studio stash display and it’s a 40″ long bolster.
I was going to use a zipper, and then I decided it would add more interest to gather the ends. I just made it up out of my head while I sewed, so there is no tutorial.
Thanks for looking and have a great Memorial Day Weekend!