We’re home from Quilt Market, and although we loved every minute, the term, jiggety, is probably a good one to describe our sojourn. We were stuck on the Katy Freeway, just outside of Houston, for 4 hours! Thank goodness we all like each other!
But once we finally arrived, it was so much fun to see our wonderful clients and friends. And thankfully, we made it just in the nick of time to give a little tutorial about Cuteville County Fair, our new collection for quilt stores, and about the way Ellen and I work together from our studios in Austin and Berkeley.
We loved meeting all of the quilt store owners … here’s a little video snippet of the fun.
When we arrived at the Henry Glass booth, we were delighted to see another beautiful Cuteville quilt made by Jean Anne Sharrai. It felt like a shoemaker’s elf had been stitching through the night! If you are needing a fun and easy-to-make play or picnic quilt, here is a free download with the instructions for this pattern. (We were able to bring it back to the studio so we could take pictures for you.)
We were intrigued by the way Jean Anne backed the quilt, too–using bits and pieces from the panel. It gave it a vintage feel of days gone by when a quilt really was made from scraps of this and that.
And if you look very closely, you can see that the actual quilting part has its own story: paisley swirls for the background reflecting the bandana border, and cloud stitches mimicking the clouds behind the ferris wheel. Thank you Jean Anne for stitching up some surprises for us.
We will be back with a few more Cuteville DIY projects that you can make. I know you can do it, because I did it during my learn-to-sew-right-now month. Cheerio from Cuteville.