Heading to Wisconsin

Stardust Quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I’m spending the day getting ready to head to Wisconsin for the Menu of Modern event. I’m so excited, we are really going to have a good time. Hopefully many of you are also staying for Jacquie’s class Sunday. I really can’t wait!

Stardust Quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I have a few little notes to share with you today. I’ve been busy working on a wall hanging quilt for my aunt. I’ve paired Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line with Lee’s Stardust pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival. I’m only doing 9 blocks for the wall hanging but I am seriously considering making a full sized one of these for myself.

Stardust Quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I also wanted to mention that I am now offering one of my patterns in print (for the first time). If you’ve checked out my pattern shop, you’ve probably noticed my quilt patterns are digital PDF downloads. I really love that instant availability. But I know many people like printed patterns, so I wanted to branch out in that direction as well.

So far I only have one pattern printed – my Starfall pattern. But I do plan on printing up others as the year progresses, in order of their popularity. The patterns are full color booklets and ship (USA only right now) USPS First Class Mail.

If you are a shop owner and are interested in carrying this pattern in your store, please email me regarding wholesale orders.

And finally, I was excited to find out that Fat Quarter Shop has named Vintage Quilt Revival their Book of the Month. You can read more about it on their blog, but also it’s great because it means the book is 20% off in their shop all month long!

Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll be back next week with pictures from the weekend event!



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    January 10, 2014

    I just got your book and I can’t stop reading it, I love it! Waiting on the perfect fabric choices to arrive so I can get to work!

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    January 10, 2014

    Welcome to Wisconsin!!! I sure wish I had known you were going to be so close to home…..I would have been there will bells on. I certainly need to play closer attention to events close to me. I did try to buy tickets…..all sold out!

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    barbara woods

    January 10, 2014

    That is beautiful, love that fabric and thanks so much

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    January 10, 2014

    I love pdf patterns, but they tend to be black and whit and I prefer colors, glad you are printing in color.

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    January 10, 2014

    Wrap up warm! Love your patterns – l like PDFs, going to check out your pattern shop now x

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    January 10, 2014

    Oh my, I can’t get past the way the botanical shine in that pattern! It looks fantastic! Definitely go full size!!
    E xx

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    January 10, 2014

    I’m going to see you tomorrow! Many of us from Madison are making the trip. Can’t wait!

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    Michelle @ Squeek Crafts

    January 10, 2014

    I love how you used the Botanics fabric. Inspiring 🙂

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    January 10, 2014

    Hope you lots of fun!! How can we find out about events in Illinois, or Wisconsin? I would love to attend any of these workshops.

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      January 11, 2014

      Hi Mabel! I’m not sure if there is a general listing of events by state anywhere…..but as far as my own events, you can find them listed by clicking on the “Find Me” tab at the top of my blog.

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    Cheryl B.

    January 11, 2014

    I love how you have your quilt pattern layed out and have drawn the illustrations. If I may ask, what program(s) do you use for your patterns and do you do the layout yourself or have someone design it for you?

    Thanks so much!

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      January 13, 2014

      Thanks Cheryl! I use Photoshop to create my diagrams and Adobe In Design to create my pattern layouts. I have many years of Photoshop experience but was new to In Design, so I’ve been using tutorials on the Adobe website to get started.

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    January 12, 2014

    I pre-ordered this book months ago, So happy to get it. Did I read about a quilt along with this book???

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    January 12, 2014

    I love the colours you have used for your wall hanging.