Taking this project on was a bit of a dare; I was challenged to use our solid Cornflower from the Quilter’s Candy collection in a creative yet innovative way. One of my favorite quilting inclinations is to use a touch of applique with every quilt. How can I design a quilt using our Solid Cornflower and not use the actual flower? NOT! Introducing… Cornflower Blue…
Oh, my, gosh! How I love brights! So, I’ve been carrying around in my head for months this quilt image that is only pieced with bright fabrics with a white-on-white background, and the brights were given ample room so they explode off the white space. I’m so ready for spring and the pick-me-up we get from the sun and beautiful flowers, hence, Spring into Bloom!
This past weekend was Quilt Market for Spring/Summer 2013 in Portland. I’m so glad it was held in Portland this year because I live in Portland, and for as long as I’ve worked at Connecting Threads I’ve wanted to attend. So this year was perfect! And oh what a lot to see!! Quilt Market is strictly for people in the industry, but for me personally it was a tool for inspiration.
I look at my job as part ship captain, part circus ring leader, and part janitor. I am in charge of keeping everyone moving in the same direction, on schedule, and clean up any messes along the way.