We are still traveling, but I'm stopping in today to let you know about all the tutorials The Quilted Fish Design Team has going on. (I'm sitting in a McDonald's for Internet access, eating a McFlurry [bad girl] and drinking a Diet Coke, while Sweet Pea plays on the playland.)
Remember how I told you I made a mini quilt for Amanda to take to Market? I had given you this sneak peek:
Well, I was hoping to give you the big reveal today, and to give you a tutorial. However, a magazine (I'm not sure if I can saw which one) has decided to publish my mini, along with a pattern for it! I can't believe it! I'm so excited! I'll tell you more about it when I can, but I am just so excited! So, instead, I would love to show you the other mini's and link to them. Please visit the other design team members and check out their tutorials!
Brooke was kind enough to share all her photos of the mini quilts hanging at Market with me so I can show you everyone's projects. Thanks, Brooke! Here is Brooke's mini. My favorite thing about this one is its simplicity and minimalist design. I also love the straight-line quilting on it.
Here is Candice's. I love the churndash block. It's always so effective. I told Candice I loved her fussy cutting of the elephant and all the stripes. They are placed so effectively!
Here is Jackie's mini. Another very minimalist design that I really like a lot! Actually, Jackie had some pretty exciting news about hers, too, but I'm not sure if I can share. You'll have to check out her blog to see if she did. :-) I also love her striaght-line quilting. Isn't it amazing how you can get such a different effect with straight line quilting, depending on how you arrange your lines?
Here is Jana's mini. I love all the movement in this design. The red diamonds and all the great fabrics. I think this design highlights Amanda's fabrics so nicely!
And of course, true to form, Sally's mini included a lovely sentiment and some embroidery. I always love that about Sally's work. Her work is always happy! I think her blocks look like spools of thread, too. Neat!
(Photo courtesy of Soul Salt and The Quilted Fish. Visit Soul Salt at http://www.soulsalt.com/. They are a very cool personal coaching company. I would love to take advantage of their services sometime.)
And a huge congratulations to Amanda for winning a second place award for best booth! So well deserved! You can get a feel for her booth in the photo (look behind her). She even had henna designs painted on her hands and feet for Market. I'm kinda jealous. I have always wanted to do that! I feel really honored that our little minis were hanging in a booth that took such a prestigious award! Way to go, Amanda! Sure wish I could have been there to celebrate with you!
Madhuri is out now!
This whole project was amazingly fun. It started out when one member of the design team (I cannot remember who!) suggested we make some mini's and do an exchange between us. We all agreed. Then, Amanda suggested we do them out of Madhuri and let her take them to Market. It's amazing how things evolved with all this. It is so fun to be a part of this team. The members of this team always challenge and inspire me. I have grown so much as a result of my friendships with them. Love you guys!
I think we do have more coming soon to share with you. But I'll keep you in suspense for a little while on that!
Well, better run. (There is a kid yelling in the playland, and it's driving me nuts. LOL) The conference was great. I had 600 people show up to my talk! Oh, man! I was nervous. But I think it went okay. And I got to meet up with colleagues and friends from all over the world, and we forged some new research collaborations and ideas. That's always fun. But I feel like I could sleep all day. I'm exhausted.
Until next time,
Full Disclosure: I am a member of The Quilted Fish Design Team. The fabrics I made my mini with were provided to me at no cost.