Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Kitchen Cat

The small town in which I live has a lively culture of antique (read: second hand) shops, which are great fun to browse when I am at the end of my creative rope.  The other day I found an old quilty cat doorstop – it felt like it had a brick inside! – and dragged it back to the studio for inspiration.  Today, feeling ready for Market and with a scrap of energy any some fabric left, I made my own version, complete with going out to my garden and digging up a little sack of gravel to weight it down.  She reminds me of my first cat, an orange tabby I called “Monster”.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Day of Sewing with Veggies

As I wrote yesterday, I have been busy making kitchen oriented things with my new line of fabrics, Lush Harvest, for Troy Corporation.  So today's produce included placemat, lined basket, potholders, and a napkin, most edged with either LFN Ribbons or hand-cut bias tapes.  I'm done - time to pack it all up for Houston!

Monday, October 21, 2013

All Busy Gals Need a Good Apron

I have been wildly busy in the last 6 weeks doing all manner of short trips and miscellaneous, but not insignificant, studio projects.  Last weekend I went up to Chicago to the Troy Fabrics Fabriganza sale at their warehouse, to introduce my new Lush Harvest quilting fabric line to their loyal customers.  This week we are taking it on the road to the Houston International Quilt Market, and you should be able to find them at your local quilting shop not long afterward.


Last week was a flurry of sample making: my fabrics are mostly vegetable designs, and people tend not to want to use vegetable motifs on bedding, so I felt I needed to make some items that were for the kitchen using the new fabrics, and the coordinating new LFN ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons.

So here is a quickie set of snaps of yours truly modeling the aprons.  Please ignore the bad hair!