Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back From Market

I popped into the shop and found Pearl and Mona back from the Houston Quilt Market, loaded with wonderful things and more to come.

What's great and surprising is to see how rested they look after! (I was lucky enough to go last year and let me tell you, it's so much fun but utterly exhausting)

Pearl has had in stock many of Little Bits paper piecing patterns (those tiny packages near the register that make wonder mini quilts) and has brought in even more new ones, (and one that I intend to snap up once they get into inventory) some with autumn themes.

LOTS of patterns and if you look hard on the table, that large pink thing left of center is a Sashiko template you have to see to appreciate. Sashiko is that beautiful Japanese quilting/sewing technique. Pearl has some new indigo fabric as well to go along.

That square thing resting on the templates is something new and intriguing. Framed quilts and Pearl has several patterns to show you and they are really lovely. Again, a new direction for fabric.

Anyone who knows me knows I trumpet the use of acrylic templates when making complicated patterns. Pearl has a new set in that make something along the lines of a Marine's Compass or rosette and and quilt pattern to go along.

They have decided on more BOMs for next year: Alex Anderson's Romantic (more on that later, check back after Thursday) and from Patch Abilities look at these

There will be twelve in all and each has a unique themed hanger. I just think they are fun and totally different for a BOM.

I have been told that we will be receiving lots of new fabric over the coming months....(yea!!!!!)

{Oh I realize these descriptions of everything is only a bit maddening... you'll have to stop by soon and see what all they trooped home with. I will update the post with better photos on Thursday, I promise, for those of you who live long-distance and popping in and out is not an option.}

As I leave you now, one more shot of something I saw at the checkout. Look at these great little stocking stuffers! They are sewing kits in mini-barrels. Christmas really is just around the corner now.

Not to rush you or anything. I am the first to cringe and groan when I see the stores haul out halloween candy with Back to School supplies, Christmas trees in October and Valentine's chocolate the day after Christmas. What's the RUSH!?

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