It is almost here…Spring Quilt Market! It is in Kansas City, Missouri this year. My hometown and I’m thrilled to be here and have a booth for Market. We begin setup Wednesday. I’ll also be doing a Schoolhouse session and vending at Sample Spree. For those that don’t know about Quilt Market, it happens twice a year and is a grand event with quilt designers (that would be me!) tool companies (also me!), fabric companies, notions and all things in between. It is for quilt shop owners and quilting related business owners. It is not open to the general public. We get to see what is new in the industry!! I’m looking forward to several days of amazing quilty goodness!
So, what is new? Hot off the press is a new pattern for using Hex-a-ma-jig and Hex-a-ma-jig Jr. to make placemats and mug rugs. The new pattern is called Hexie Fun Placemats, nothing fancy, just says what it is! Here are a couple of the samples…
As you can see, I made them for people and pets! I had a lot of fun with fabric and quilting these! Thanks to a dear friend, Faye for the making the inspiration piece!! Believe me when I say you just can’t stop at one. I even included detailed instructions for odd angle bindings. Those 60° edges of a hexagon are not difficult, just need explanation to keep the perfect mitered corners. I’ll post more about those corners at another time. Tonight I’m focused on sleep and giving you the news of a new pattern.
#1- Don’t stay up late when you are tired…that is typically when mistakes happen…get that rest and start fresh in the morning.
#2 – Quilting doesn’t have to be a masterpiece on every thing you make. Sometimes simple quilting lines will do…and look GREAT!