This past weekend was my local quilt shop’s annual Backyard Quilt show. This wonderful show is Doris’s way of showing her customers appreciation of the many quilts we all make and is the premise of the whole show! We all get our favorite quilts out and submit them to Doris, she sets them up with numbers on them and we all vote on our favorites. The winner of viewers choice then gets a wonderful prize to spend in the shop! It seems like this year had many more quilts than last for sure! Also this year, since the shop had moved to their farm, she also had a nice selection of vendors for us to peruse. Our guild also had a booth to sell the tickets for our the raffle quilt that was made, there was a nice selection of pumpkins and Indian corn to purchase and of course she also had an awesome supply of munchies. It was a great show!
Here is a mosaic of some of my favorite customer quilts and the vendors at the show!
….and here is the Lil Country Shoppe in all it’s finery! You can see why I love going there!
….and one of the other really awesome parts of the show is the trunk shows that Doris gets for us to view….well that brings me to my exciting news! I was very honored to be asked to show my patterns as a trunk show this year!! It was a wonderful feeling indeed! Here are the quilts I showcased and their respective patterns!
This one is the latest of my patterns, Bluebird’s of Happiness, and is made with wonderful fabric from Lecien’s Floral Collection- Pastels. It has blanket stitch applique (which can be done needle turn as well) and buttons added for embellishment.
The first one is Blooming Bouquets and I made this sample using Sweet by Urban Chicks for Moda. It is fat quarter friendly with large blocks. Then there is Rolling Pinwheels, which is a jelly roll friendly quilt made with Beach House by Blackbird Designs and Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts. All of these will be available in my etsy soon and I will post when they are!
It definitely was a lot of fun to see them hanging there at the show! I am busy at work on a couple of new patterns at the moment that I will give sneaks of next time but I can tell you that one is using Lecien’s fabric I got from Spring Market and the other is using a jelly roll of Simple Abundance!!! Can’t wait to show them to you!
Happy Fall Y’all!