Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Doll Blocks

Hello again! I have uploaded more of the doll block instructions, and for the ease of publishing and to save all of the loading time for you, I am just going to give you a link to the instructions. I will continue to upload the rest as they become available!


Thanks!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Doll Template

Here is the template that is used for each doll block. Each designer positioned the arms in their own way, so be sure to refer to their block instructions and image for more direction.

New Paper Doll

Block Instructions

Hello! Here is the beginning of the instructions. I will continue to post more as they become available.




Thankfully Sew

Scraps of Time

Rose Cottage 2

Rose Cottage 1

RGA Designs 1

Quilt Soup

Pine Mountain Designs

Pie Plate Patterns

Moose on the Porch Swirl Border

Mary's Cottage Quilts

Jina Barney Designz

Green Fairy Quilts 2

Green Fairy Quilts 1

Fresh Cut Quilts 2

Fresh Cut Quilts 1

Cute Quilt Patterns

Abbey Lane

Friday, May 20, 2011

Slide Show!

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Block instructions

Hello Everyone!


What a wonderful market!!! We hope that you had a wonderful time participating in our event. We sure had a lot of fun meeting you! The winners of the two quilts have been drawn and I will post those later tonight. I will also be posting the doll block instructions as well as a slide show of all of the finished blocks. We will be drawing the remaining 30 winners this weekend! Woot! I apologize for the delay in getting all of this done. I needed a recovery week!!!

Thanks again!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mary Quite Contrary

Hi, my name is Mary Cowan I have a quilt pattern company called Mary’s Cottage Quilts. It is named after my family cottage in upstate New York. I am originally from Rochester, New York but have called Utah home for about 22 years now.

I began quilting about 19 years ago when my husband made a huge mistake and surprised me with the book Quilts, Quilts, Quilts (he is still kicking himself) I studied that book so carefully and wanted to make every quilt in there. I started taking classes at a local quilt shop and I was hooked! I think it is so important to take classes when you are a beginner, that way you can learn from other people and get some great instruction so you won’t make a lot of mistakes and get discouraged and give up.

I started working at a local quilt shop and really learned a ton about the whole quilt making process. It was about that time when I started designing my own patterns too. Marilyn, at Elaine’s Quilt Block gave me my “big break” when she bought 6 of my very first pattern – I thought that was the coolest thing ever! From there the whole pattern making experience just evolved into Mary’s Cottage Quilts. I have about 82 patterns that are all available on the website www.maryscottagequilts.com.

I have a book debuting at Spring Market called COLORFUL STASH BUSTERS and I am so excited to share all of the quilts in the book with you! They will all be on display in my booth # 1742 at market!!

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in graphic design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. I love to combine a couple of simple blocks and watch the secondary pattern that is created when two blocks “touch”.

I think my first love is color!! I love the bright colors but as soon as I say that, I’ll find a Civil War reproduction fabric or a soft pink or two that I just have to have!! I don’t really stick to one color scheme or theme but I do have my favorites – red & yellow would be right up there!

It is a great feeling to create a quilt pattern that other quilters can get excited about and want to make for their family. I feel that if I can get others excited to choose fabric and make something that can be a family heirloom to them then I have succeeded in my goal.

Please stop by and visit me in my booth # 1742. You will be able to see all the quilts from my book along with some new patterns and I would love to meet all of you!

Mary

I will also be having a giveaway on my blog www.maryscottagequilts.blogspot.com very soon so stay tuned!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lila, L-I-L-A, Lila!

Hello fellow fabric lovers!

My name is Lila Tueller, and I am a fabric designer with Riley Blake. I also have a pattern company featuring clothing and accessory sewing patterns for adults, and now for youth and children as well!

I do love color! I am always attracted to the bold and bright, but also love softly muted tones. I love contrast and complimentary, light with dark, raw with smooth. My fabrics are intended to make one happier by viewing them!

I am excited to be exhibiting at the Quilt Market this spring in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is right down the freeway from my hometown. I will be right near the Riley Blake "metropolis" booth, so I hope if you are planning on attending, you will come on over to visit me!

I have new patterns and new fabrics this spring, all of which I hope you will be excited to see! My new fabric line is called Lola's Posies, after my little granddaughter Lola. It is bright and whimsical, full of wonder and delight! The colors range from raspberry and oranges to salmon pinks, to seawater blues and greens.

You can visit my blog at Lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com to see what I am doing and what inspires me. I always love to hear from my readers, and love to get to know them and what they are interested in. I have made many new friends that I treasure through the blog. I hope you will come and say hello!

Thanks for reading!

Lila

PS: The picture of the little baby is my "Lola" wearing a little skirt I made from my Lola's Posies strike-offs. Isn't she a sweetie pie?