I'm home plodding along - working on some new quilt patterns and the usual family stuff. Whilst a whole bunch of other people in the Quilting Community are over in Houston at the Trade show - Quilt Market!
Whilst I'm not in Houston one of my quilts is :)
Going back a month or so....
When I was in New York I popped over to Jersey City to Vist Windham Fabrics, I had been doing some quilt design work for them and thought it would be nice to put names to people and have a look around.
I also picked up some fabric to make a quilt for the Houston Quilt Market which is currently in full swing!
This range is called "Phoebe". The full range has 13 print and 5 solid fabrics. I added in the yellow as the backing.
When you don't have yardage it can be tricky to piece together a quilt. I was given mostly samples and cuttings - I went with a random large piecing to try and show off all of the new line
I really like the purples with grey and white.
I nearly added a bright red backing which looked great too - but yellow won out in the end, It reminded me of a painting I saw at the MOMA when sight seeing.
|Artist Joan Mitchell from The MOMA New York|
I would have liked to use more of the light colour prints as binding - it looks lovely and fresh,
the only reason I didn't do all the binding in the light print was because I ran out :(
Below are some pics of Windham Fabrics Head Quarters
| Me with wonderful Lara!|
I wish I had more time to hang out - everyone was so nice & fun.
If your interested in stocking or using the "Phoebe" range give them a yell
and if your at the Houston Quilt market right now then go check out the Windham Fabrics booth :) tell them I said hello!
here are some other fabrics I took home with me :)
I was looking through my other picture, one week is no way near enough time to see everything - Hopefully I'll be back again soon