Just wondering...

I was just wondering what I had to tell you that was new. I am starting work on another booklet for KC Star quilts...that's new. Then it occurred to me that in all the market hoopla I forgot to tell you about our latest book here on the blog! We ran this quilt as a block of month mystery quilt over at QuiltSoup. We held the pattern back until our "mystery mavens" had received their last block patterns and instructions. This is the front cover and the publisher's description (right now I am wondering how to put a color frame around this picture)......


Backyard Blooms: A Month by Month Garden Sampler by Barbara Jones

Quilt artist Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup presents this new six-month appliqué sampler quilt that takes you through the joys of flower gardening. It’s made up in fresh, lovely fabrics from Barbara’s Simply Sweet line by Henry Glass & Co.


I designed this quilt to please only me (it was during a rough patch) and had a good time making it! I think there might be some kits for this quilt left at QuiltSoup if that is what you are wondering!

Summertime

We released a new line of fabric at market called "Summertime". Thought you might like to see what is coming soon to a quilt shop near you. I wished you could see the colors in person. The red is somewhere between coral and scarlet, the blue is a soft shade somewhere between aqua and teal, the green is lime, the orange is a soft peach and I mixed it all with black, white and gray.

The fabric is shown on a great big card that folds out. Here's the front cover designed by the graphics guru at Henry Glass. Cute, huh?



Here is the first page with the baskets and blooms print in black, a subtle texture and colored hand drawn squares on a light background.....



This is the second page with a floral lattice, colored squares and big, multi-colored dots.....



Next is baskets and blooms on a light background, little tiny micro dots on colored backgrounds and that great subway stripe. I call this a subway stripe because it reminded me of the windows in subway cars when I drew it. You probably noticed it in the black colorway above....



And the final pattern is a large floral line work print on a variety of background colors.



This is the quilt I designed and made from Summertime to take to quilt market. I used the floral print as part of a border in "Single Stems". The pattern will be released on June 15, 2010. I just love my job!