Quilt Market 2014 Projects

I didn’t get to go to Quilt Market this spring and I also didn’t exhibit at Surtex which is what I am usually doing during spring Quilt market.  It was a bit odd not being at either one but it couldn’t be avoided. I did however get some pics people sent or posted of the Pop Rox display in the Andover booth (thank you Daryl Cohen!) They did a great display!

I think we’ve covered many of the projects you see here, but we’ll highlight a few more, and truth be told, there are a few I don’t know anything about!  Later I am sure…

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014.  

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014.  Here I spy the Original scrap-Bag by Jamie Kalvestran in t he back and and the Coraline Clutch by Swoon Sewing Patterns in the front

We haven’t talked about that quilt on the top right on the blog yet. It is SUCH a cool quilt and was on the original sell sheets for the line and sold a ton of patterns. It’s the Cadence Quilt by Pink Hippo.  Designed by Vetmari for Pink Hippo, its dramatic, simple and modern.

Cadence Quilt by Vetmari for Pink Hippo

Cadence Quilt by Vetmari for Pink Hippo

Cadence Quilt by Vetmari for Pink Hippo

Cadence Quilt by Vetmari for Pink Hippo

Then in the middle we have the popular Pop Rox dress, a version of The Caroline Party Dress by Welcome to The Mouse House, next to the Geo dress/tunic by Olive Ann Designs. So cute, and that bag with it was created separately by Blackberry Quilts.  I think its a riot that they go together so well. Following are couple more close-up photos of the bag by Blackberry Quilts along with a cute as a button little backpack Stef from Blackberry Quilts made using the Pop Rox main border print.

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Pop Rox display in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2014

Bag by Blackberry Quilts

Bag by Blackberry Quilts

Bag by Blackberry Quilts

Bag by Blackberry Quilts

Backpack by Blackberry Quilts

Backpack by Blackberry Quilts

That’s all for now!

The “Shattered Quilt” Needle in a Hayes Stack

Love this quilt!  Called Shattered, Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack designed this new pattern using Pop Rox and I couldn’t be more impressed!  Tiffany and I met at Fall Quilt Market and talked about working on a project together. I was so happy to get my hands on this quilt for a day last week to take a good close look after it was displayed at spring Quilt Market.  The design is so strong and works so well with Pop Rox. It’s different, and I think pretty versatile for lots of different kinds of fabric. AND the quilting is amazing, done by Darla Hall. 

And after the pics of “Shattered” I picked some of Tiffany’s other patterns to show you.  She is a designer, quilter, lecturer and teacher, and she works with several fabric companies designing patterns using their fabric lines. Tiffany also did a nice blog post about her projects at spring Market here.  Just click on any picture to be taken right to the pattern!

"Shattered" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

“Shattered” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

"Shattered" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

“Shattered” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

"Shattered" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

“Shattered” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

"Shattered" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

“Shattered” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

"Shattered" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

“Shattered” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics, Inc.

More of Tiffany’s patterns here:

"Fans for Edith"by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack 66 x 86

“Fans for Edith”by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack 66 x 86

"Gaboodles" by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Water Garden and Textured Solids by Andover Fabrics 52x52

“Gaboodles” by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack using Water Garden and Textured Solids by Andover Fabrics 52×52

AND she has a block of the month. Here is Asteria, and she also has designed a tool to go with this quilt and help with the blocks, called “The Goddess Tool” (I want one, even just for the name!)

Asteria-Greek Goddess of the Stars, Block of the Month by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack

Asteria-Greek Goddess of the Stars, Block of the Month by Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack

 

Sew Sundays Baby Quilt

Well I have finished a small and supposedly simple baby quilt for some friends and a very special little one. I designed it in Adobe Illustrator as a sort of plaid using the Pop Rox fabrics with white to keep it modern and clean.  Why it wasn’t simple was because I was sewing it and quilting it all myself and am still finding my way. And this is my first non-improv piece (which made me want to do a crazy improv next) But in the end I let all the little errors fall as they may and it’s still a cute little quilt.

And it’s pretty easy to make one like this using any fabrics you want.  It’s 44×44 so you can use a backing selvedge to selvedge (I was dying to use the Pop Rox main border print so this quilt was an excuse to do that!).  And I used either 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 inches for each column on each side. Hmmm, let me see what order it was in.  The horizontal was 7,5,2,3,4,6,8,9 and the vertical was…6,5,2,3,4,7,8,9.  But you can do whatever you want. This would also be really fun using all prints or using different colors of solids.

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt  by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt by Carol Van Zandt

 

back of Pop Rox plaid baby quilt  by Carol Van Zandt

back of Pop Rox plaid baby quilt by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt  by Carol Van Zandt

Pop Rox plaid baby quilt by Carol Van Zandt

What was really fun about this is that I got to use the whole collection on the white color way…er I actually didn’t use the pink/melon zig-zag, but it was originally going to be the border, but then I found out the baby in question was a boy…so I went all traditional and did blue. But you know I know his dad wears pink so I should have been braver.

Pop Rox by Carol Van zandt

Pop Rox by Carol Van zandt

Meditation on Peonies

A little break here from fabric, sewing, quilting and the cool creative businesses and people behind them.  Time for…peonies!  Random? Not sure.  All I know is that there are peonies in the stores these days and the light was just hitting the ones we bought in an amazing way yesterday evening, so I took an instagram shot and exclaimed to the Jack-man that he should get his camera.  He’s a sucker for the right lighting and he was all over it, photography being one of his passions.   After he edited them and showed them to me I was just beside myself and I simply have to share. I’m not even going to select a few–you can see them all.

So good morning, good day, good evening, be inspired!

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Diana’s sampler quilt

On a visit to Diana McClun’s studio, she pulled out the sampler quilt she made with Pop Rox while teaching a class on beginning samplers–from her and Laura Nownes‘ book Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, chapter12.  It combines a variety of beginning sampler blocks that you can compose onto any configuration you want and the book gives 4 samples of compositions if you don’t want to design your own.  This one is a fifth.  I’ll have to try one some day!

She let me borrow it to take photos to show you so here it is!

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sampler quilt from Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes using Pop Rox fabric

Sew Many Creations Zippy Pouches and Oliver + S Pajamas

Here we go with more Pop Rox projects and the people who make them and create these wonderful patterns.  First off is Jessica from Sew Many Creations who made these oh so cute zippy pouches which were on display at the Andover booth at Quilt Market 2014 in Pittsburgh. Tons more of all her good things were in display at her own booth at Quilt Market this year, plus projects in many other booths.  This lady can sew up a storm!!

She creates and sells patterns for marvelous fresh and modern bags and quilts which can be found on her site HERE, or you can check out her Etsy store for both patterns and finished goods HERE.

Take a look at her booth at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh and then at her cute zipper pouches using Pop Rox.

Sew Many Creations, Quilt Market 2014 Pittsburgh

Sew Many Creations, Quilt Market 2014 Pittsburgh

Zippy pouches by Sew Many Creations using Pop Rox fabric

Zippy pouches by Sew Many Creations using Pop Rox fabric

Zippy pouches by Sew Many Creations using Pop Rox fabric

Zippy pouches by Sew Many Creations using Pop Rox fabric

 

And Birgit from the East Bay Modern Quilt group made up these adorable pajamas using and Oliver + S‘s digital bedtime story pajamas sewing pattern. Love!

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

Oliver + S pajamas by by Birgit Hottenrott using Pop Rox

The Beatle Bag and Happy Hippo from Fat Chick Quilts

Now it’s time to round up more Pop Rox projects, especially since many of them are currently on display at Quilt Market 2014 in Pittsburgh at the Andover Fabrics booth (photos coming!)  First off, let check in on the great projects Liz of Fat Chicks Quilts made using Pop Rox.  I always love everything she does!!

First off is the Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts.  A great travel bag (or sewing bag!) that can be used with a variety on inserts, and has such great options for details.

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts, made by by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Patterns with inserts

Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts with inserts

Next up is the Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees.  We love the butt shot!

 Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

 Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

 Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Harry Hippo Pattern by Two Little Banchees, made by Liz of Fat Chick Quilts

Thanks for playing with Pop Rox Liz!