Ok, I know, Fall Market is actually over. It has been for a couple days now. A day late and dollar short…story of my life. Anyway, I did want to recap Fall Market for anyone who hasn’t been keeping up on it. I was not able to attend but hopefully next year I will be there. My bags however did get to go and now I am being flooded with order requests – woo hoo!! Looks like I will be folding A LOT of patterns but I’m not complaining. I saw this photo posted on Moda’s Facebook page and I think my heart actually stopped for a minute:
It’s an amazing feeling to see that your work is appreciated and that someone out there loves what you do as much as you love it. On a side note: I never snapped a picture of this bag with the Flower Shop Dahlia before it was shipped off so I’m super happy that Moda did for me! Now I will just be anxiously awaiting to receive my bags and other items back. I kind of miss them all.
If you are a quilter and not yet follwoing Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts I would highly receommend that you do. She is a crazy talented young quilt designer who writes easy patterns for beginners to experienced quilters. She has a great blog too with lots of tutorials. She recently published her first book (I bought a signed copy) and came out with this AWESOME new ruler the Hex N More. What an amazing ruler! I am kind of a gadget geek and I love rulers most of all but the
frugal cheap side of me hates buying something that I will use one time and never touch again. I have a few pairs of legwarmers that prove that point very well (Thanks winter 2011 and your useless trends). When I saw this ruler I thought to myself ” I have to have that!” And I am so glad that I bought it. This ruler is the best $24.95 I have ever spent especially considering I am on a hexagon quilting phase. I have grown very fond of grandmother’s flower garden quilts but English paper piecing is not my cup of tea. I much prefer machine piecing. And so this is what I have done so far with my Hex N More ruler:
I have also been playing with the triangles and diamond shapes that the ruler makes and will have some more pictures to post soon. I’ve been taking a little break from bag making to get back into quilting and just having a blast playing with some new patterns and rulers. I have a few new ideas for my own business for 2013 – lots of new ideas to get on paper!
That’s a wrap for now. This year for Halloween Sam decided to dress up as a lazy mutt. How do you think he did?