Now I can let the cat out of the bag and share the news about the 365 pounds of patterns that we shipped off last week to.........drum roll.......Keepsake Quilting! Their next catalog has two of my patterns, Country Charmer and Prairie Flower. Both are offered as kits too.
Several months ago I was approached by Robert Kaufman fabrics to inquire about them remaking County Charmer in their Holiday Flourish Christmas fabric line. I couldn't say "YES" fast enough! To put the icing on the cake, I didn't have to make the quilt.....or quilt the quilt. I don't know who made it, but I do know that it was beautifully machine quilted by Darla Padilla who just happens to live in the same town as me. Small world.
kit and also only the pattern. I have a bone of contention with Keepsake that no attribution was given to me as the designer of the quilt. I sent off an email to see if the online catalog could be fixed. I'm sure the paper catalogs have been printed and mailed out by now.
I have an extensive tutorial HERE on my blog which shows you how to make this block step by step.
Next up is Prairie Flower. I was driving down to Turlock to teach a class when I saw this street sign. U-turn! I went back and snapped a picture.
Prairie Flower is also offered as a kit or an individual pattern. This quilt is made with Conestoga Crossing fabric by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics.
This quilt is going on the bed in Autumn and will stay on through the Holidays. That is when it's not out traveling around the countryside.
It is my understanding that Keepsake rents a house for each photo shoot. I love the way they displayed both of my quilts.
Now I have to get my head out of the clouds, and my feet back on solid ground, and start packing and drive up to Santa Rosa for a guild lecture tonight to the Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County. It should be a fun evening! Prairie Flower is going to be there with me, along with a different version of Country Charmer.