Yesterday was a very exciting day-I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia. I went with some new quilting friends, and we had a blast! The pictures are all over the place, because, well...I was all over the place! I think I've got them a little more organized, so here we go! First off, the quilts!
Now, for the shopping! I came across an adorable little booth by a shop from New Hampshire. They definitely got a portion of my economic stimulus package! The owner was super nice and she had a gorgeous selection of Lecien fabric and trims! If any of you live near the shop, its definitely worth checking out. The rest f us will just have make do with their website!The first thing that caught my eye was two quilts by Bren. Imagine my shock when I heard the owner telling another customer that they were the actual samples made by Bren herself! With a gasp, I pulled out my camera and started clicking away. It was like seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre!
Now for a few pics of my loot! I picked up Elly Sienkiewicz's "Baltimore Elegance", since a Baltimore Album quilt is my next big project!And some fabric! The bright polka-dot fabric is for a project using these, I'll being making some hexies out of the "Baskets of Flowers" charm pack, a "Soiree" jelly roll for a quilt for MOI, and a stack of Lecien fat quarter!
And, lastly, a little announcement. I've been delaying telling you all this, just in case it fell through. But since the contract is signed, I think it might be okay. Yep, that's it, down below, along with some fabric I am using in a new pattern (more on that later).Anyhoo, I sold the rights to a pattern to the AP&Q magazine family. The pattern is going to be published in their upcoming special issue, "More Fast & Fabulous" (a follow-up to last year's "Fast & Fabulous"). I owe it all to Monica, for making me send a picture of the project to the magazine. Seriously, she is a total rock star. I wish she would adopt me. I could follow her around all day and say things like, "Yes, Monica. That's perfect, Monica. You are so fabulous, Monica." And overall, just bask in her creative fabulosity. Okay, back on track. I made the project using my stash of April Cornell fabric from about 2 years ago. In celebration of the 'launch' of the magazine, I am going to be giving away kits on my blog! So keep checking back.