Monday, June 2, 2014
Spring Quilt Market Booth
Happy Monday! I hope you're all ready for a ton photos today! I went through some of my Quilt Market photos this past weekend, yay! This market was a little different for me in that I did not have my own full booth. The lovely folks at Art Gallery Fabrics put together a great central display and I had a 12' wall to fill to show Geometric Bliss! I think I ended up making about the same amount of projects as I would have anyways, but it was easier to decorate and in the end looked more full. I think this was my most successful display, personally!
I had a sign printed up this time! I used Spoonflower to have a panel printed and then quilted it iwth Aurifil threads. I managed to save a piece of each print in the collection for the binding. I love when an idea turns out exactly as I imagine!
Here is a full shot of the booth! I'm so pleased with how it came together in the end. Don't get me wrong, it was still stressful, but I think knowing I didn't have as much space made it easier!
I drove to Ohio a few days early and got loads of help completing things for the booth. My Mom and I sewed for three days straight basically! My Dad helped me build this awesome quilt ladder! I am so glad we tackled this project, it was simple and made things a lot easier to display. Plus I managed to find a place for it in our apartment, so double bonus! It's based on this tutorial by Blair Stocker, we tweaked the measurements so that it would fit in our car!
I had a new postcard pattern to show, made from Geometric Bliss! It's called Fractal, and the design is derived from one of the prints in the collection, Tessellate. I love how this one turned out! I loopy doodle quilted it using my Favorite Things Aurifil thread collection (which I've ordered for my shop!). Will share more about this quilt soon!
It wouldn't be Quilt Market without a million drawstring bags! They show off prints so well, plus they're cute and fun! Will share more about all these projects soon!
My trusty dress form made the trip again, but this time not stuffed into a suitcase! ;)
I recovered the seat of a long folding chair we already had on hand. I think it turned out so cute1 It was such an easy project, and it was free to boot!
I love how the collections look on the hangers! Geometric Bliss has 20 quilting cottons prints, all shipping in September.
There are two voiles and four knits! So, the Art Gallery knits! I had not felt them until I got there. They are AWESOME! Seriously, I'm dying to sew with them. They are a 95% cotton, 5% spandex jersey knits. They have a two-way stretch and are 58"-60" wide. I think the best way to describe them is like this: if a cotton interlock and a jersey knit had a baby, this would be it! They bounce back really nicely and are so soft. Cannot wait until they are here! The voiles are awesome too of course! We love our voile pillowcases I made from Art Gallery voiles last year. So soft! I'm going to make all the clothes!
Okay, that's quite enough to be getting on with for now! Have a great day!
If you're a shop interested in carrying Geometric Bliss, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics. Find your sales rep here, or call toll-free (888) 420-5399.