Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WOW Wednesday VI

It's Wednesday again! Where did the week go? The days are just flying by, but at least I'm getting done the things that need to get done.  My "to do" list for today looks pretty good; good as in almost finished! YAY! The biggest item on my list is: go to airport.  Yup, today I head over to Houston.  I'm going over early so Paula and I can finish kits, patterns, etc and be ready for next Wednesday when Peter flies over and we load the trailer.  Thursday is move in and set up day for Fall Market and if it isn't done by Thursday, then it just doesn't get done!  

I will tell you now that there is a very good chance that there won't be a WOW Wednesday post for next Wednesday.  Once I get to Paula's we will get really focused on Market and Festival prep and writing a blog post doesn't always make the "to do" list.  I will post pictures once we are set up for Market and share some highlights. The same will go for the week of Festival.  Festival days go until 7 PM and by the time we eat dinner and drive back to Paula's I'm lucky I can walk in the house and get to bed!! We really do look forward to these two events though because we finally get to see all of our people - shop owners, customers, friends - it's like a big family reunion!!

For today's WOW Wednesday, I'm going to share a new quilt! It's actually a re-do of our original Union Tents, but done in Latimer Farms.  This is officially a Market/Festival quilt, but we thought you might like a nice up close and personal look at this quilt now.  We will probably do this with the other new quilts once Festival is done and we add them to the website.

Union Tents is pieced using 1 pack of 10"x10" squares, 1 background fabric and 1 border fabric.  The fabric packet provides enough fabric for a pieced backing also. If you remember, the original Union Tents featured Paula's Historical Stripes collection and the new version is made from Latimer Farms and we didn't use the stripe in the quilt top at all. Using just small prints makes the quilt look so different from the stripe version. I am in love with the colors and fabrics in Latimer Farms. 

Union Tents - Historical Stripes version

The original quilt had custom quilting and the Latimer Farms version was quilted by Pat Meeks and has the tight stipple that we love so much.  Pat even washes them for us when she's done and they are so soft.  Thank you Jeanne Horton of Country Sampler (Spring Green, WI) for sharing this beautiful quilting technique.

Kits for both versions are available on our website:
As with all of our kits, the pattern is included. The pattern is also available if you want to use your own fabrics - remember to share a picture if you do that.  We love to see someone else's interpretation of our pattern.

Time to finish the packing and get ready to head to the airport.  I hope we'll get to see/meet some of you at Market and Festival.  We are in booth 1419 for both events.  Please stop by and say hello!

Until next time, happy quilting,
Mary Ellen

1 comment:

  1. I bought the pattern, looking forward to making it with a layer cake of her fabrics. Look forward to buying more of her prints soon.