Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What's in a name

Just a quick little post..
Right now, at this very point in time, it is the calm before the storm.
Tomorrow I will go to the printer and pick up all of my patterns, then the collating and stuffing frenzy will begin. But until then, I thought I would share the names of my new market quilts with you. So here goes..

Simple Things
Legacy Trail
Stones in the Road
Posey Basket
Starlight
Cottage Charm

And now let the stuffing begin!
Have a great day!
Mary
(the photo of these beautiful flowers was taken at a greenhouse where I have photographed some of my quilts - it is actually a place where you can have wedding receptions. It's called Le Jardin at the Rose Shop. It is like a beautiful fairyland at night)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Road Trip Part 2









I am finally getting around to writing about the second part of our Road Trip.
These photos are of a quilt shop called Corn Wagon Quilt Co. Located in Springville Utah. The exact address is 303 East 400 South. Marsha Harward is the owner of this beautiful shop. They have a very spacious building and a nice selection of fabric (I was looking for an old Kaffe and thought it was LONG gone, but I found it here and my friend Ann & I ended up buying the rest of the bolt).
This is also where I fell in LOVE with Minick & Simpson's new fabric line called Prairie Paisley. I bought a ton of it. Especially fell in love with the plaids. Which is what caused this whole fabric commotion in the first place (see story below).
Ok, here goes the whole ordeal oops, I mean story. I bought 2-1/2 yds of this one "perfect plaid" just because I loved it SO much (didn't know what I was going to do with it but it was a must have). I came home, designed, cut, sewed and yee-ha, one week later the quilt was good to go to the quilter but I still hadn't found a use for the 2-1/2 yds. of my "perfect plaid". I finally decided it was the perfect back, but...I only had half of what I needed and I had to go on a quest to find the other half. I called and looked ALL OVER THIS VALLEY and no one had gotten "the perfect plaid" that I had to have to finish the back. Needles to say, I called down to Corn Wagon, and they held the bolt for me!! How cool is that?! I took another trip back down there to get it, took the fabric to Wendy at Eagle Mountain Quilting (she is awesome), sewed it together ON HER MACHINE and left her the quilt (which is now done)!!
I will have to make the trip back to Corn Wagon soon just because her store is so pretty and the staff is very helpful. Thanks Marsha for saving me!
Have a great day!
Mary

Sunday, April 27, 2008

What is this??


Would someone like to explain to me how I am suposed to photograph quilts in THIS??? It didn't stick, but...
This was the beautiful weather that greeted me the other day as I left the greenhouse where I was shooting photos of my quilts. Welcome to spring in Utah...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'll Be Back Soon

In the thick of pattern writing / printing...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Eye Candy



Hi guys! We made a very cool purchase this past week - a nice new digital SLR (wow).
Well, yesterday, the sun was out and the temp was in the 70's so I went out to one of my favorite hangouts to take some photos of my new quilts for market.
I thought I would share my 2 favorite photos o' the day with you all. Notice how there are no quilt pictures? As I say, I am still learning and I guess maybe I do have a hard time focusing on the "task at hand" (gee, I think that's what my 3rd grade teacher wrote in one of my report cards).
Anyway, I just love this rooster. His colors are simply amazing! And the wagon wheel shot just has a mellow feel to me!
I was excited to try again today, but the wind is up (gusting to 30mph) and while it is good sailing weather, it is not good weather for trying to photograph quilts outside. I'll try a different location tomorrow and maybe post some more photos too. I will also be writing more about the road trip.
Have a great day
Mary

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photos from the Road Trip


I am now getting around to writing about the road trip we took a couple of weeks ago. I'll start out with the first shop we visited. It is called Creekside Needlearts and the owner is Patsy Wall. It is located in Payson Utah right there on Main Street (the actual address is 12 Main Street). What a nice shop! They have a good variety of fabric, with all the latest and greatest right up front for inspiration. She also has a lot of very beautiful quilts on the walls and kits for them too.
When we pulled up outside of her shop we learned that there had been scenes for a new Disney movie filmed right there on Main Street in Payson Utah - they were literally taking props etc. away while we were walking around. So, if you see a Disney movie with some scenes about a "Rooster Days" festival or something like that, make sure you look for Patsy's shop - it might be in some of the shots (how cool is that!). Here is a photo of her cute store from the outside - I am bummed, the photo I took inside the shop is too dark so you'll just have to take my word and next time you are in the area, stop by and see for yourself.
Thanks Patsy, we had fun at your store!
Stay tuned for our second stop coming soon
Have a great day!
Mary