|We are going to let thread tell our story today.|
|Closing the drawer on 2013.|
|Fresh and organized for 2014, ready to meet our challenges. |
How will you challenge yourself in the New Year?
Remember to quilt, bind and savor…
|A few of my 2013 drawstring goodie bags for Spiced Nuts|
|Note tail of helpful cat entering from the left…|
|…and exiting to the right. Take a look at this cheerful packaging. I chuckled upon finding this box on my front porch not long after ordering. How can the inside of the box top the outside?|
|Inside the charming and amusing bags they use for nuts did not disappoint.|
|Here is sack of "just a little something" (organic raw white buckwheat) they included as a gift. Isn't it cute? Luckily they sent a recipe on the invoice. Speaking of recipes, check out their blog, the Nutty Scoop, for lots of ideas.|
|Their company's heartwarming story is on the back of the bags. |
|Photo and quote courtesy Jill, "17 years of wonderful little bags".|
|These beams were perfect to display|
Supper Club and Leftovers. We have kits for both!
|Another pole, supported by our ladder. displayed a few|
quilts in front of Torte and Cutlery.
|Nothing like a deadline to move past perfection|
and to "call it good".
|A good way to spend a winter day with layers on!|
|A map showing Prairie Moon Winery's location, just north of Ames. This is the Lucky Star website map, so go here to read it more easily.|
|Family stocking that was lovingly created |
by my Aunt Kelsie.
|This is the calendar...self taught applique with numbered pockets|
to house those cute little ornaments.
|Pins and necklaces...|
|Advent calendar created from a pre-printed panel . |
Perfect little envelopes for all those jewels ...
|Small Plates & Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga is an absolutely beautiful cookbook with glorious photography. Aran's blog is Cannelle et Vanille, food, life & photography. Take a look and you'll see her artistry. Her presentation draws you in and lets you experience the food.|
|Page from Small Plates & Sweet Treats. Look at the negative space, asymmetry, simple shapes and I do believe that melting dark chocolate with a spoon for you and a spoon for me provides a focus to the photograph! These are the same elements we keep in mind while designing quilts. |
See you next week!
|Screen shot from the Lucky Star Market Iowa website.|
|Torte Pattern cover, four sizes|
|Modern Quilt Relish's Torte Table Runner:|
two neutrals with accents of silk
and a fantastic backing to pull it all together.
This is the eye candy kit for the above runner!
These were some of the other ideas that were shown for fabric selection.
The pinks and oranges (quilt shown below) were strips cut to help a shop locate the selected fabrics for the quilt (wouldn't have to kit, just have as a reference!).
The pattern cover throw quilt of Torte's dark greens with gold were part of a collection from Malka Dubrawsky for Moda (4 from her first line, 2 from her second and then four lighter values to give a greater range). Again, not a whole collection but selected fabrics and then "shop the store"!
As a customer, you can also make this work! It would be shop your shelves!
The cute little bundle of fat quarters is a novelty collection from Anthology's Lullaby Baby (our cover baby sized)...just to illustrate you can easily work with a whole collection, utilizing the same amount from each bolt for easy cutting!
|Modern Quilt Relish Torte Child size in pinks and oranges.|
|Sure sign of arrival in the West!|
|Left side of the single Modern Quilt Relish booth at Houston Quilt Market 2013. Lunch Boxes is the featured pattern on that wall. You can see the black and white Child size, the green and orange Baby size, and the yellow and gray Throw.|
|More of the back wall of Picnic sampler and projects and a bit of the right wall with Cutlery quilts and a peek at Torte. From left to right you can see a tiny bit of the Lunch Boxes runner, the new Flatbread table runner in solids, a Torte runner with silk accents, and a cutlery runner with batiks, using a dark in the rectangles and a light as accents.|
|Now for a real look at the right wall. Cutlery quilts in the corner of the booth and Torte quilts on the right.|
|Enjoying the booth.|
|Cutlery from Modern Quilt Relish|
|Torte from Modern Quilt Relish|
|Charity blankets for DSM Modern Quilt Guild|
|Channel quilting a table runner....|
|Bed of quilts....|
|This color combination is one of my favorites!|
|The texture, created not only with quilting but with value, was really stunning.|
|One more gem. The black line really grounds the brights . |
The subtle dark border makes a very striking statement.