Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quilt Market Post #2 - Playing With Solids!! The Silk Winner Too!

Hello Everyone,

Yay, I am now home!! I got home yesterday and have tons to do to get ready for all the fabric and patterns that are coming into the shop!! I am officially pooped, but it is a good pooped, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, onto Quilt Market... I really wanted to share two more schoolhouses with you. I had been looking forward to seeing Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle's Schoolhouse. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a husband and wife team and owners of Fun Quilts. They have some fabulous books on the market and are great learning and teaching tools. They use mainly solids and tone on tone fabrics.

A new book is coming out and it is a must have!! It will be in my shop soon. But first I wanted to show you some photos of their quilts from the book.



Don't you just love the dots!


This is a fabulous quilt and they give you several color options in case you want to learn more on color.


This is a great quilt! Can you just see a large Kaffe floral in those big circles?


Another great quilt. All the blocks are improved and then squared up and sashed.


This one was just gorgeous! The use of prints with solids was terrific.


Of course, a pieced backing!


1930s reproductions were used here and they inserted just a dash of a red solid. It is just enough to add that zing the quilt needed.


This quilt is Bill's manly quilt.


He used Cherrywood solids for this quilt. Simple and beautiful for the beginner. This was hand quilted too.


This quilt was amazing. It was called transparency. It used only 4 fabrics with a great effect.


Birds on a wire can give a window effect in a room with no windows.


The book is wonderful!! And will be available here very soon... 20% off!

Next we went to Jean and Valori Wells schoolhouse. It was in keeping with the solids theme. Jean has a book out all about color and design featuring solids.


Simple and beautiful design.


Improvisational piecing on this quilt. I love the quilting they did.


Runners in different color ways.


Close up with of the next quilt. Aren't the colors grand?


The entire quilt... isn't it gorgeous. The color sings doesn't it?

You can find solids here now that you are in the mood...

Onto the silk solids winner...

Mr. Random Number Generator and I picked number 71...

Emillie of Patrick and Emillie... Congrats!!

Stay tuned for the next market report.

Until Next Time..

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24 comments:

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow I am stunned !!
Lots and lots og wonderful quilts...

karenfae said...

looks like you had a wonderful time seeing a lot of quilts. The new modern look is something else. They look so easy to make it is amazing.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Messy Karen said...

the colors in the last set of quilts are beautiful together.

Willa said...

Love these quilts

Jodi said...

Thanks for sharing all of those, Jackie! I love them all! I think I better save me some $$ and get me some solids from your shop soon! And I'll be looking forward to that book when you have it.

Andi said...

What a stunning selection of quilts.
LOVE!!!

Sara said...

The quilts were yummy!!! That book looks like a great read!

WoolenSails said...

Lots of wonderful quilts and splashes of color.
Congratulations to Emillie!

Debbie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hey you!! I have been seeing your picture pop up all over blogland! You are on the must meet list!!! You better be going to spring market so we can finally meet.
yes, that book is a must have, I will keep my eye open for it to arrive at your shop!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Fab stuff, Jackie! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Wow, the quilts in that book look great.

Vivian said...

The stunning quilts from solid fabrics are so impressive. Market sounds like one version of quilting heaven. Thanks for sharing these beauties with us.

PunkiePie said...

I'm loving that very first one with the dots. LOVE IT! I would love to make one like that for myself.

Victoria said...

Thanks Jackie, for all the wonderful eye candy!!

MamaDaniel said...

Lovely & wonderful quilts.. i'm inspired! thanks for sharing...

Cathi said...

Beautiful quilts! The one called transparency really intrigues me.

Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing! Very inspiring quilts.

Micki said...

The quilts are just wonderful!
Micki

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That first book looks like it is just up my street...look forward to hearing when it is available!

Julia said...

Amazing quilts..lloks like solids is the next big thing..
Julia ♥

colourdujour said...

yea for solids, I love these quilts! Thanks for sharing little snippets.

Chris said...

Welcome home Jackie, thanks for such a great tour around quilt market. I LOVE FUN QUILTS and so glad you posted about them. You are doing a great job of marketing. I wish you much success in 2011

Diane J. Evans said...

What fun you must have had! Great quilts, too -- people are going to have loads of fun shopping in your store after these patterns arrive.

Diane

Barb said...

great post - I just love Fun Quilts. Isn't bill sweet!
The birds on a wire are inspired, I totally love it.
thanks for the wonderful photos.

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