These last 2 weeks before quilt market are always a total nightmare for me, and I am sure many designers going to market are in my shoes. It always gets this way, my "TO DO BEFORE LEAVING FOR HOUSTON" list is now almost 3 pages long and it seems to get longer and longer.....hmmmm? Even though I am crossing out stuff? There are bound to be some late nights this week.....bring on the Red Bull!
I came back from my wonderful week in Iceland and jumped right into the crazy life of a designer right away. (Feels like falling into the deep end and swimming upstream when you thought you were stepping into a jacuzzi!) Iceland was wonderful......seeing my friends and family was great.....the weather was what I expected it to be, rain most of the time. Like I always say, you don't travel to Iceland for the weather. But here is something you just don't get where I live now, (suburbia MN), this view of mountains and valleys, glaciers & so on. Isn't this a great photo, this was taken from my sisters backyard!!
I talked about giving previews of new stuff coming out in previous posts. This market I have 4 new publications coming out. Here is a preview of the new strip patterns that will be joining the other 5 in the series. This is a sneak peek of Strip Search and below is Strip Joints!!! They are done out of my new fabric line that is debuting at market in Houston, will be in stores next year. Sorry for the bitty photos, the larger ones wouldn't load!
I have so much fun , coming up with these names because it was always very hard for me to come up with english names for my quilts. (English is my 2nd language;-) But these just crack me up....as you might know; the other patterns in the series are called Strip Cocktail, Strip Poker, Strip Tease, Strip O'Hoy and Strip Down!!
The other two new items will have to wait for another post. I am so very excited about them, I can't wait to see what you think.