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?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A little chit chat about Chitter Chatter

Welcome today to Cori Blunt!

Creating Chitter Chatter.
It all started with this......

Chitter Chatter Designs, born in 2007 with the introduction of "ANT"titde is my cute little applique pattern business. I am Cori Blunt, the lady behind all of this chitter chatter. I live in a tiny little house in Saratoga Springs overlooking beautiful Utah Lake. I love it here in Utah and I am currently devoted to raising a family of five little ones with my husband. That is no easy task these days! Finding an outlet to create was just the thing I needed for some sanity in my life.
I love applique, and learned to applique while watching an episode of "Simply Quilts" one morning while cleaning up breakfast. I have always been drawn to appliqued quilts, and found the method demonstrated by Sue Garman just my cup of tea. After tweeking it just a bit, I found a way to keep my hands busy ever since.
Applique has become my life. I am seldom found without a project. I find applique perfectly suited to my busy life at the moment because of it's portability. Kids are running around in so many directions that it helps me to have a focus, and a reason for indulging a passion of mine, while attending to my calling of a mother.
My style is fresh and light hearted. I draw most of my inspiration from my family. I have a child-like look to most of my patterns based on my passion for nursery rhymes. My favorite colors to quilt with are red and white. I love the crisp look of this combination and use it quite often in my designs.
I have been busily preparing for Spring Quilt Market along with all of the other designers here at All Dolled Up. One of my newest creations is this little cutie called Take a Bike!

I have also been working on a major project for me, which is this....

Rosie Tweet, a block of the month pattern collection. I can tell you from experience, a great amount of work goes into a block of the month program! Roses and blue birds are the theme of this quilt. Luckily I finished it up just in time to display at market!
A big THANK YOU to Amanda Herring of the Quitled Fish for getting all of us designers together for this wonderful project. You can see all of my new market introductions, and my free block design at www.creativityamongstchaos.blogspot.com; or you can visit my websitewww.chitterchatterdesigns.com to find out more about my patterns.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holt the phone...


We are excited to introduce you to Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.....


I grew up in a small town on a small farm in a quilting and sewing family.
I loved to spend most of my time climbing trees and riding on tractors or herding the sheep. I really just loved being outdoors among the flowers, pastures and farm animals.
Most of my neighbors consisted of my grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins so we are a very close family and I consider myself very lucky.
All of my designs are inspired by all things vintage, my family and my childhood memories.
I come by my creativity honestly as I was surrounded by everything made on our own. We were a very self sufficient bunch. At our home..if we needed it...we grew it or built it.


By profession...my father was a mechanical engineer and a rocket scientist. He also grew very large gardens and took care of our farm. He was always fixing or designong or building something and as a young girl i often played at his desk with graph paper and special rulers for design...I still play with both of these almost every day!
My mother says I was practically born with a needle in my hand and that I was her creative, happy go lucky child. She says that from a very early age she could tell that my whole world revolved around drawing, nature, color and design.
As a baby I would lay on my great grandmothers double wedding ring quilt that she had made for my mother as a wedding gift... and i would just stare at the fabric and pet it.
She also said i refused to wear any hairbands or barrettes unless they were the perfect color match to my clothes...something that she wondered why i was so stubborn about.
The first 4 children in my family were girls of which i am the youngest...however later 4 brothers and 2 more sisters came along!

My mother sewed most of our clothes and she also was inspired to turn us first four girls into a singing group called "The Sisters 4"...and sewed us several matching costumes to wear when we performed.
Most of our other dresses that she sewed for us were matching and because i was the youngest...i had to wear the hand me downs and it seemed like i wore the same dress forever!!!
Both of my grandmothers along with my mother taught me how to sew, embroidery, crochet and quilt when i was very young. It seemed we always had a quilt on the frames in my house of my grandmothers house.
Both of my grandmothers have been an inspiration to much of my work and i feel lucky to still have both of them in my life...one at the age of 96 and one at 98.

I married my childhood sweetheart after graduating high school and we have been married 30 years. we have been blessed with 2 sons and a daughter and also a grandaughter!
I have been designing for 28 years....I established my quilt pattern company called Bee in my Bonnet in 1994....before that I designed Tole Painting books for Provo Craft for 12 years. I am so excited to now be designing fabric...my first love according to my mother!


I love working with Riley Blake and I am so happy to be a part of thier design team.
When I am not quilting....I love to decorate my home with my vintage finds...i still love the outdoors and being in my garden growing vegetables, flowers and old roses. I enjoy camping and fishing with my family in our old trailer.
I love good music and to read good books..and i pretty much love to craft just about anything that keeps my hands busy! I enjoy being in my studio every day and I never run out of ideas or get tired of creating.
I also love being in kitchen with my family and in the sewing room with my daughter.
I am especially fond of my friends and of our quilting retreats and get togethers.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meet Samantha Walker

A little about me:
I suspect that I was born with a box of crayons in my mouth. I have been coloring, drawing, painting and creating for as long as I can remember. I was formally educated at BYU and received a BFA in Illustration Design. I feel lucky to have a variety of design opportunities to challenge my thirst for trying new things. You can find my designs and illustrations on fabric for Riley Blake Designs, scrapbook products for Creative Imaginations, home decor for VIP International (Rodworks), rubber stamps for Unity Stamp Co as well as digital (Silhouette America) and manual cutting dies for Spellbinders.

Influences:
I'm just a girl who loves pretty things, and bright fun color combos. I have a soft spot for anything funky and sometimes a little punky (probably my 80's teen years coming back to taunt me.) One of my favorite pastimes is shopping at second hand stores where I get excited to find one of a kind treasures. I swoon over vintage clothes, and retro toys. I adore trinkets that remind me of a happy past. My designs can't help but reflect my loves as they are little pieces of me.

Fabric:
I am thrilled to be designing fabric for Riley Blake Designs. It's been a dream of mine to enter into the field of fabric design and I'm loving every minute of it--the people at Riley Blake are fabulous! I figured with designing fabric, it was high time I learned to sew. I've always had a great admiration for those that do, and I can see that it is extremely beneficial to know how sewers think when putting together my fabric collections. I have to admit that I was rather intimidated to learn at first, but I think my sewing friends have gotten me hooked, and it's now at the top of my hobby list. I'm sharing with you the Easter Dress that I made for my little girl this year out of my Wanna Be a Cowboy 1 and
2 collections as well as green tone on tone for My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary. It was so fun to see her wear it with a smile on her face. The pattern is Feliz designed by Nancy Langdon. I modified the dress a bit by adding the top pink ruffle to the bodice and the scalloped green ruffle at the bottom. The applique designs are mine. Applique design has been my favorite part of sewing as I love designing silhouetted shapes, and I adore how they can be so stunning when they are cut out of a pretty fabric. This new found interest has sparked an idea to put together some applique patterns in the future for fun little projects. I hope that is something I will be sharing with you very soon.