Fall is always an exciting time with my retreat, Quilting in the Garden, and Quilt Market & Festival in Houston! This year at market, I have a few products debuting with Quilters Select. In the Quilters Select family we are showcasing our new rotary cutter. It is beautifully weighted, either left or right handed, and has a super EASY blade change. We also have two new thread lines to showcase. Please stop by booth #800 to check out all the new exciting products.
Also at market, my new line with RJR Fabrics, Mirage, will debut (booth #1034). I am super excited about the vibrancy of the colors and to showcase them, I have been sewing like a mad woman. Many of the projects have been posted on my Facebook page. With a week or so to go, the last quilt is shaping up.
I really liked where it was heading but felt an appliqué border would seal the deal. Note to self: my design wall was already occupied! Making sure that everything was secure on project #1, I simply pinned a white table cloth on top of my other project. I know had a place to design my new project. After adding white borders, I used a disappearing ink pen to “plot” the areas where the stem will reside. The stems were made with a clover bias tape maker. I prepped the stems with Select Appli-Stick ¼” Tape.
Because I chose to work in Christmas colors, little light bulbs seemed to be the appropriate addition to the stem.
ENTER THE SECRET WEAPON – a cordless iron!
Once the vine was placed and pinned – off to the wall I went with a hot iron!
The story isn’t over yet…….I am at the machine appliquéing the little bulbs in place, watch.