3/02/2008

Smiling From Ear to Ear

Shop Hop has been going on this week-end at the Greater Atlanta quilt shops, which appears to have been extremely enjoyable for all concerned. My first two quilt patterns (see link to the right to see patterns for sale), House Party Setting and Tornado (using Wizard of Oz fabrics) were on display along with my samples. And, I might add, this was all happening right next to Lori Smith's patterns :-). This was all pretty thrilling.


I believe some House Party Setting patterns have sold and all of the Tornado patterns have sold, so will bring more over today for the last day of Shop Hop. I heard (and overheard) some marvelously gratifying comments on the patterns while working at Little Quilts yesterday and I can tell you, I could hardly keep back the tears.

Well! Yesterday, amidst all the frivolity of Shop Hop at Little Quilts, I noticed some promising fabrics to make an interesting (I hope) rendition of Marcie Patch's hugely successful Williamsburg Medallion pattern. Fabrics are here:

Do you think they will work, or will it come out looking Merely Odd? At this point, I still feel it could go either way.

I have been weeding thousands of ancient books at my despised day job. You know, the one that is keeping me from the Creative Life. That school library has been criminally neglected by previous so-called librarians for decades. I've always admired some of the rebound patterns that you see on old books, however, like the ones below. Don't they look quilt-like?




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11 comments:

buttonsagain said...

oh karen....your patterns look absolutely amazing.....your sense of humor comes screaming out of the TORNADO pattern......that is so hysterical......(can't wait to see them in person)

love the book covers......if you are going to throw any of those out......may i be the first to begin begging for them?......

hugs...barbara

Marcie said...

Those patterns of yours are so darling! I am excited they they are taking off so quickly! Simply a whirlwind of excitement!:) I love the book covers also. Really neat! At least while you are forced to work for a living you can imagine quilts.

Takako said...

Both of your quilt pattern look amazing! I saw Wizard of Oz fabric at a local quilt shop the other day but I was not sure how I could use it. This is so cute and I really like this blue as tornados.

Libby said...

Tornado is absolutely inspired!

Rose said...

"Both of your quilts are wonderful! I'm so glad they are selling well. How great that must feel.

Lucy said...

Congratulations on your patterns It is so good to hear that the customers like them.

Faith said...

Ohhh I love the images and the quilt patterns they look so nice

YankeeQuilter said...

The tornado quilt is wonderful! So creative. Congratulations.

Sio

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

So original! Love your designs. Glad you were a smashing success!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your success - well deserved!

abby said...

That last book cover pattern is replicated in Joel Dewberry's Aviary line from last year...
http://www.joeldewberry.com/Aviary.html
Beautiful stuff!