I was able to spend time in my sewing room yesterday and made some more blocks using the Midnight Lace fabric by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics.
It has been fun working with this fabric line. It lives up to the name of Midnight Lace as it has a very lacey look to it. The pattern is my Christmas Ribbons pattern.
I haven't decided if I'm going to do a grouping of four to make a table topper.
Or I may make a table runner. Actually, I want to make another block and just keep going on this one with the limited amount of fabric that I have.
The sorting and purging have been going well in our house in the Bay Area. We've been spending 2-3 days a week at the task. I have decided the best way to get organized is to give everything away! Actually, we pack up boxes and then I try to figure out how to incorporate the items at the cabin. I'm reaching overload in more ways than one. That's why it was nice yesterday to switch gears and do something fun for a change.
I have an update on my fabric line that I've been working on with the graphic artists at Marcus Fabrics. The line and my new Block of the Month are going to be released earlier than expected. This means I put my design hat on and designed a quilt which I absolute LOVE! I can't wait to get the fabric and dig into the creative process. I have several quilters waiting in the wings to help me make the quilt once I receive the fabric.
The decision has been made on the final designs of SKU's for the line. Now sampler yardage needs to be printed overseas before it receives the final FINAL okay from Marcus Fabrics and from me. To tell you I'm SEW EXCITED is an understatement!
I was on a ZOOM call the other day with the designers at Marcus Fabrics and management. To be included in a call with so many designers that I've admired for so many years was over the top exciting for me. I am so honored to now be part of the Marcus team.
I'm going to start writing the pattern in between packing and sorting. This pattern and the writing are different than anything I've done in the past. There is going to be a story to the quilt included in the pattern...and that's all I'm going to say about it. I think you are going to like it.
My real life story about how I became a fabric designer shows that you are never too old to reinvent yourself and become what you've always wanted to be when you grow up. Now I need to put on my big girl panties and live up to my own expectations.