Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Showoff

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One item I relished in making was this patchwork coverlet from an assortment of my new collection of printed cotton voiles called Little Folks. This also includes squares of the "Square Dance" printed panels that are printed on dobby dot cotton (similar to swiss dot). I will introduce you to them all individually soon, but going through photos now and wanted to start leaking them out.

It isn't very often that I make quilts with such large pieces. And though these are smaller prints, for the most part than I've ever designed, I was inspired to play with fields of them rather than cut them up too small or too complicated. I like how, as a whole, the squares of tinier prints take on a solid tone. Fun.

More soon ~ xoxo, Anna

59 comments:

  1. Yum!
    Just read your last post, too. Wow! Where do you hide your cape? You are Wonder Woman, I think.

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  2. I am so in love with these fabrics and cannot wait to use them for all sorts of loveliness :)
    (oh, and it was so good to see you and your sweet babe at QM)

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  3. Love these! I adore your collections and I was so excited to see you have a new line coming out!!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness these will be so much fun to sew!!!

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  5. You always amaze me at how much you do! Love the quilt! Love the new fabrics...can't wait to see them fully.
    Honey, you need to get some rest in there too!

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  6. Gorgeous! Hope you get some sleep soon!!

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  7. Oh its just lovely! I'm especially fond of that red and white print. Absolutely can not wait to have this fabric in my hot little hands.

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  8. Love the new fabrics and loved having lunch with you! Can't wait till the new fabrics are available!

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  9. It's official. You are going to make me poor. =]

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  10. Oh my! I can't wait to sew with this--I'm envisioning lots of baby presents!

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  11. "Voiles, solids, laminates, dobby dots, flannels" !?!?! I LOVE YOU! Ok, I've always loved your style and class, but this is just too much! Hermione said it right, you'll make us all poor! I can't wait! Thank you thank you thank you!

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  12. Wow these look great! I can't wait to see more. Thank you for all the beautiful fun designs!

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  13. How lovely. And something new for quilters and clothing makers to work with. You are going to be making a lot of people poor!

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  14. Yummy yummy! A new shop is opening near me that will carry your line!!! I'm so excited, lots of ideas for projects are swirling around in my little head.

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  15. Sometimes looking at your to-do list makes me cry. Often this is in-a-good-way crying. It inspires me to get off my duff, stop feeling sorry for myself b/c one of my TWO children has... (fill in the blank)and think that if Super-Anna can do that, surely, surely, I can do something of use, as well. I'm drooling, drooling, drooling over these prints--where are the stripes I've seen pics of-- and itching for Monday to arrive so I can meet with the rep to figure out just which of these lovelies will join all your other lovelies in Hoot Baby's spring line. Keep up the excellent work, missy. I'm sure that someone in that big old houseful of people tells you how amazing you are every day, but in case they forgot, I think you're amazing.

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  16. *gasp* FLANNEL(S)?!?!?! ohmygoodness!!!

    This absolutely, hands down made my week! XO, Courtney

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  17. jenny9:31 PM

    I'm in love with this line...can't wait to see it all!!!

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  18. So very gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all, and purchase it!

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  19. Hurray for more fabrics! Love them and can only imagine how much lovelier they will look in person!

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  20. Looks great! Hope you and yours recover soon.

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  21. Anonymous11:31 PM

    Fabric porn!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!

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  22. I am in love with your new line. I had to keep coming back to your booth just to take it all in! Everything is so unbelievably soft and beautiful. We can hardly wait for it to arrive here at our store Maisonnette!
    xoxo Madeline

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  23. *sigh* love at first sight....:)

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  24. Gorgeous!!! So vibrant!!

    Lucy
    x

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  25. I love this quilt! So simple, but bold and wonderful!

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  26. How lovely!!! You were absolutely right not to cut the pieces any smaller. It's just beautiful!

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  27. I'm so excited to see your new line - I just love Good Folks! Little Folks looks like it will be great too. And I was quite happy to see some of your stationary in my local Meijer the other day. :)

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  28. Love this assortment of fabrics...just perfect in their arrangement. Can't wait until the new line is available!

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  29. it is lovely. can I have it?

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  30. Dobbies! I heard dobbies were coming! Can't wait to see all the frothy billowy clothes this spring made from dobbies and voiles!

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  31. Wow!! Perfect blend of color and design!!

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  32. I always anxiously await your new fabric because, at least for me, almost everything else seems colorless and bland next to your fabric :) You spoil us all with your designs! I literally gasped when your website came up and I got the long-awaited sneak peak at your new fabric. I love it (as usual)!!!
    P.S. Hope your wee babes are fully recovered and running about again!

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  33. Thanks for sharing. I just love all your fabric that I always deliberate on which one's I can spend my hard earned money on.

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  34. Beautiful!!!! So excited.

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  35. I'm with Madeline...I absolutely did not want to leave your booth on Saturday knowing I wouldn't have a chance to return. I wanted to burn those gorgeous colors into my memory. It was such a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for being so gracious.

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  36. Beautiful colours and patterns!
    Congratulations :-)

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  37. So gorgeous Anna Maria! I can't wait for all the new textures. Cotton Dobby and flannel...I'm currently on a flannel kick...delish! Can't wait to see more.

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  38. lovely, am! soooo excited about the dobby dots - sounds fabulous :)
    wanted so badly to come say hi @ the quilt show down here last weekend, but was sick myself :( bummer! hope your kiddos are well & you're getting some time to breathe!

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  39. Anna, this little coverlet is so sweet and beautiful. I love your new fabrics.

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  40. God that is beautiful! Love the excuse note in the previous post!! I am going to have to try that one!

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  41. This is beautiful! I can't wait to see everything!

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  42. I'm fascinated with the big block notion. . . using bigger blocks to do traditional designs. The big blocks really show off your designs! So pretty and anticipated:)

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  43. Carrie Picott2:35 PM

    As I am not in the industry, I have been waiting patiently to see your new stuff. Unfortunately, patience is not my strong suit so I went out scouring for Quilt Market posts to see if anyone covered what you had at your booth and I found this: http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2009/10/14/quilt-market-fall-2009-westminsterfree-spirit/

    Great stuff! So when will the shops start selling this gorgeous stuff and will you sell any through your site?

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  44. YUM!!!
    And that's all I have to say about that.

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  45. love your work!
    what a beautiful mix of patterns!

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  46. You will never know the depths of my gratitude for your decision to make cotton voile! I will stalk the internet daily until I am able to purchase some of it.

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  47. I love your work! I am so happy you have come out with viole and dobby! I always like to add a texture to whatever I'm making. These will be great for some of my smocking projects!

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