Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Parade of samples!!

Being that this is my first fabric line, this is my first round of samples for Quilt Market. I was a little intimidated because the people looking at these samples at Market all know what they are doing! Plus I got all of the fabric last friday and had to ship it out this morning so that left me with 4 and a half days to kick out my samples. Thankfully I had a few great people to call who could help me out and I think we did a pretty good job! First up I am loving that baby quilt! My lovely Aunt Sue saved my bacon on that one- I love how it turned out. It is the cheater print. We used a higher loft batting and you really have to look to see that it is a cheater print.
I love the striped binding and the grass flower sash. It was so fun to see it come to fruition this way. Check out the back. Just sew around the hexagons and the back looks great too and I love the way the ladybug print worked for the back.
Next up is a string pieced pillow. Is it ridiculous if I love all of the samples? I really do! And to be honest, there is so much time spent in fabric designing away from the sewing machine so it was great to spend a few ,albeit harried, days with my machine.
Don't they look cute together? I am going to put a free pattern together for the flower pillow. It is not hard and I think it turned out pretty cute. Good way to use little scraps.
Here is my girl in a dress of her choosing. This is her favorite print and it gave me a chance to make more fabric flowers! This pattern is great. (This is the third one I have made of it!)

We were interupted halfway through our photo shoot because a little frog hopped by and she is not one to resist a frog. Lucky for her we are Frog Heaven in our backyard. We saw three that afternoon.
This is my friend Toots. She is an absolute doll. Her Aunt takes care of her during the day so she comes on our morning dog walks and I adore her company. Isn't she the cutest?! This dress is the Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress which is darling! Her patterns are the best.

I found some hangers to cover with my fabric so I made some for each of the outfits. I want to make some more to use in my daughter's closet.

I have had this adorable vintage glass button for a few years and I am glad I had it in my stash because it is a perfect match!

Look at this cute bag that my Mom made from this cute tutorial. Sewed up so nice! Thanks Mom!
and ladybug lining...
Another cute purse sewn up by my friend Mary who stepped up in a hurry!
She also sewed this blouse. This print is shaping up to be one of my favorites. The blue is so pretty!

One more shot of the hanger with the dress...
So there you go! Thankfully I have a couple of friends going to Market who said they would take photos.

16 comments:

sweeter than cupcakes said...

All I can say is cute, cute, cute!! I love those dresses. I hope your fabrics do well at market!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that's a lot of pretty things! Love the hexes though, so pretty!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful! Can't wait to get some of your fabric, it's lovely!

Kim G. said...

Beautiful Mo! Fresh and lovely! XO!

Candylei said...

Everything looks so fresh and soft! Even down to the little green frog. Your pillow looks wonderful like it was made from different ribbons!
Candylei

Valerie said...

So much eye candy in one post! Love the hexes, love the dark blue print on that blouse, and looooooooove that there is a little girl named Toots! Seriously?! Is Toots a nickname for something else? Makes me smile since it reminds me of Judy Garland's little sister Tootie in Meet Me in St. Louis. Love that movie.

Lori said...

Outstanding work, Mo!!! I love the collection. Hope it does well at Quilt Market.

Jill Bagley said...

i know you have probably given up on me, but i would love to make you a necklace with your fabric.
just say the words!!
you have been so busy!! had no idea that you were making that much.
you could open a store with all those quick sewing skills. im definitely impressed.
hugs --Jill

web design Los Angeles said...

I am seeing too many beautiful things at once I just don't know where to start. Your choice of fabric is awesome. I love them all.

Maija said...

So very pretty!!! Congrats!!

Jennifer S. said...

Wow! That's some nice fabric - congrats on your first line!

Amber said...

I just saw your new fabric in the FQ giveaway this morning and loved it! I was so surprised to click over to your blog and see more about it! I love all your samples. I especially like the flower pillow and the cheater hexagon print!

Violet Craft said...

I'm the bad friend that took pictures and then didn't send them! I will remedy that ASAP!

The Hunt Family said...

I love the new fabric. Saw it on Hawthorne Threads! I want to do the cheater print quilt. Do you have somewhere you got the instructions for it or a pattern? Thanks!

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