I will give you a little peek of my booth at market. This is an over all view and it took us two days to get it looking just right.
Below, you can see me standing by one of my new quilts. This is actually a pattern that was in my Melon Block Book. I re-did it, changed it slightly and updated the fabrics with some luscious Hoffman Batiks. It uses my Melon Template and is called Autumn’s Coming.
Nope, the pattern is not on the web page yet. The pattern is done but the computer stuff is waiting.
This quilt was in the Timeless Treasures booth. It is a new fabric line called Tailor Made and uses my 7″ Crazy Curves template and the Fuzzy Flannel Curves pattern. I went to their booth and it was kind of scrunched up so I straightened it to take the photo. The fabric is simple and basis and has a masculine look to it. I like it!
This is Amanda, my BFF and a wonderful help at market. She is the one who answers the phone and ships all of the orders. She was so excited to go to market with a “bump”.
The quilt on the left is the new Floating Gems and the one behind her is my Bright Star quilt that was re-done with Kaufman batiks. I made the top for them using their new line of batiks, that was a year ago, and they sent it back because they are finished with it and it was beautifully quilted and bound. It was done by Angela Walters and it is stunning. I have never met her but you can check out her blog. I will have to remember to take a close up picture of this quilt so that you can see the fabulous detail.
I usually get something more basic quilted on my tops. One reason is the cost, the more you do the more it costs and my quilts end up in trunk shows. If I do it myself I am usually doing a bunch of quilts right before market so I am pressed for time. Since Kaufman footed the bill they had a different idea and this quilt extra special the quilting AND the fabric. Oh and maybe I like the design too.
The Floating Gems quilt is new and uses the SMUP ruler and some new Hoffman Batiks. This is the one that I was going to name Family something or other but that name got vetoed.
Our first day in Salt Lake City we were driving around looking for a place to eat. We were hungry and tired. Packing and flying and getting boxes moved around can be a very tiring business. You can only park at the loading ramp for an hour. You can only park on the street for two hours so I did a lot of walking back and forth to move car. I was hungry and tired.
We do not have many restaurants here in our small town so eating out can be a treat but it can also be a pain because I cannot eat anything with gluten. I was trying to look around and drive and then I saw the PF Changs sign. I gasped in delight and be-lined for the restaurant. Oh what a treat. They have a GF menu and it was such a pleasure to eat something besides a plain hockey puck (plain hamburger patty). They made special sauces that I could actually eat. I wanted to take pictures of the food but I was too busy eating myself into a coma. We ate their twice and had leftovers the third day.
Amanda showing off her bump again
What will I do without her next market? Sniff.