Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Quilt Market Projects

Finally I can reveal my quilt market projects for RJR Fabrics. I think, anyway. RJR has a new line of fabric coming out late summer 2010 called "What's Cookin". It is a vintage novelty kitchen fabric. They contacted me and asked me to design a quilt and some accessories to showcase their fabric. And of course I was excited for the opportunity.

The lovely and sweet PKM (Pam Kitty Morning) took some market photos of the RJR booth to send me from Minneapolis since I wasn't at market. If you don't already have Pam's blog bookmarked - make a beeline and do it now. She's fantastic on so many levels. Her Lecien fabric market projects are wonderful. You can see them on Elizabeth's Late Bloomer Quilts website. Elizabeth has some lovely new designs, too.
Anyway, back to me! ha Here is Pam's photo of part of the RJR booth. I think everything there is mine except for the apron and the round potholders. I don't know who made those. The square little quilt set on point is my table topper. And one of my table runners is above with my quilt on the wall and 2 of the potholders in the center of the picture.
Of course I took some photos before I sent off the projects to RJR. This picture above was taken before the finish quilting. I was in a rush to get it sent off so I don't have the finished results photographed.
And more close-up of the quilt.
Here are the little potholders I made to go with the quilt. The fabric is kind of kitchy kitchen.
This is my roll basket. I've made almost a dozen of these for friends and family. I am really happy with idea. My friend Laura helped me choose this as a good kitchen accessory to make.
Here is one version of the table topper.
And here is the table runner. Whew. The patterns for all will be out at the same time as the fabric in late summer. But I'm still working on them.
I really enjoyed designing this quilt and the little accessories that go with the fabric. The ideas all came straight from the fabric. As soon as RJR sent me the photos of the fabric I knew what I wanted to do. You can see the border print is full of kitchen items and that is what I designed the applique and pieced blocks around.

I'm working on concepts and ideas already for fall market and some magazine submissions. It is going to be a really crazy summer because I have other projects in the works, too. Yipes! What am I going to blog?? Everything will be hush-hush.

Thanks so much Pam for taking the photos and sending them to me!

-nanette

50 comments:

belinda said...

..clapping..clapping..BRAVO...BRAVO
Well....is your brain tired??? You
can never go wrong with red and black and things with aprons and kitchen goodies...yes...I.LIKE.

Congrats...everything is marvelous!

Sue said...

How exciting is that and what a great job you've done. The whole package looks fabulous.

Darlene said...

Woohoo - finally the big reveal. Awesome projects, Nanette. The fabric is adorable.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so proud to know you!! RJR called you, out of millions of people they called you!! and they were very smart they did. It is a very cute fabric line. I just love the potholders with the apron!! The quilt is amazing, love the runner and love the table-topper. Oh nuts, I love all you do. Please give yourself a treat, you are truly a very taleneted lady!
Very nice of Pam to take a picture of the booth will all your things!!!!

Shelley said...

I'm doing my cheerleader chant for you Nanette! You GO GIRL! and knock the socks off them!! Your designs in the booth are fantastic and I can't wait to see what you do for fall!!

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations!

Jan said...

Ohhhhhh Nanette! Congratulations my dear ... you must be floating on cloud nine and deservedly so! All your creations are gorgeous :) Such wonderful use of such pretty fabric! I'll be anxiously awaiting your next creations :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Your quilt and tablerunner are gorgeous! Such great ideas. Congratulations!

Annette said...

Congratulations Nanette! It just wonderful that your designing talent was picked up on. Each of these projects are awesome and so fun to look at. Great designs!!

Sandi said...

Oh, Anette, they are just awesome! What cute fabrics! Wish I had seen them in person. How fun to be working on projects for fall market. Don't worry, though, you'll find things to blog about. You've got that Alpine Quilt group as a resource and we all love it when you share their quilts. :-)

Sandi said...

Oops, I missed typing the N in your name! You know I know who you are. LOL!

Sherri said...

Love everything Nanette...you did a wonderful job designing with the fabric as inspiration! Won't it be fun next spring when market is in SLC?!

Brandie said...

Every thing looks great! Congrats!

Dresden Quilter said...

Wow, they turned out fabulously. RJR definitely picked the right person to create such beauties.

Barb said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful.

Lynne said...

I love the dress potholders, I love the house table runner, I love the kitchen quilt, especially the stoves. LOVE LOVE LOVE

AnnieO said...

Definitely right up your alley, that fabric line! What fun you must have had playing with it. I wish I had a kitchen that had wall space for a quilt! Love the table runner, potholders and bread holder, very cute. Go Nanette!

Pots and Pins said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Your projects are adorable and clever and so fun! RJR must be pinching themselves that they've discovered you and all of your talent! Congrats - how very exciting!!! I'm so glad I "know" you!! You must be crazy busy with everything you do but please don't stop blogging!! Where would I get my morning inspiration?! xoxo, The Other Nanette

kpaints said...

Beautiful work, you will reap lovely rewards!!! I can fortell the future. :)

Barbie Jo said...

Wonderful Nanette, so very excited for you! And this was a perfect fabric line to showcase your talent, congratulations!

Des said...

Nanette, you're a natural! Congratulations. They sure picked the right gal for this!

upstateLisa said...

awesome! how exciting and so cute!

alobsiger said...

Such lovely projects, Nanette! You were the PERFECT choice for this fabric line. Those are some smart people at RJR! :-) Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and the opportunity to showcase your considerable talents! Bravo!!!

Nedra said...

It's so fun to finally see the BIG reveal after seeing only the fabric line from you in the past. What a fun quilt! I love what you did with it.
And I'm so happy to be a proud recipient of one of those hand made roll baskets made especially by you. I guess now I can blog about that too!

Muddling Through said...

Aw, Nanette, you do such beautiful work. RJR could not have picked anyone better to showcase their fabric!

Asiyah said...

Ahhhh!!!! Nanette! This is too stinkin' cute. You did a wonderful job.

Julia said...

Congratulations Nanette! It's just wonderful ...RJR could not have picked anyone better to showcase their fabric!
I'm so excited for you..
Julia ♥

Jackie said...

Job well done, Nanette!! This is definitely you and just perfect fabric for you to design with. So many cute projects! I am looking forward to seeing more wonderful designs from you. Hopefully you will be able to go to fall market. That would be the best! Then we could meet, finally!!

flora said...

GREAT job!

Pat said...

WOW...very impressive!!! Stand up and take a BIG bow!!!

Lynn said...

Cute, cute,cute ... the fabrics and your samples.

Lori Holt said...

Hi nanette...i didn't know it was your big reveal today! i've been away from my laptop all day...okay...enough about me... back to you! ha...
Love everything and when i say everything i mean alot of it! you have been so busy...i am suprised that you had anything to blog about because of course it's all secret...
everything really came together nicely nanette...you should be so proud of yourself...i'm proud of you....you go girl!
x
lori

Dawn said...

Wahoo Nanette!!! I was waiting for the big reveal. Your design is delicious...congrats! xo

Cathy said...

Wow Nanette, you are amazing. I love your quilt and accessories, the fabrics were perfect for the ideas you have come up with. Love the wavy borders on the quilt too. Congrats! xo

Sherry said...

WooHoo & congrats Nanette! I love the quilt & all the fun accessories. You did a great job & should feel very proud.

em's scrapbag said...

These are wonderful! Congratulations on your success!

Meredith said...

Whoo Hoo!!!!!!!! Great news and very cute

Pearl said...

That is an exciting border! Are the scallops part of the border print? Can't wait to see your pattern. Happy Quilting--KP
PS: Nice fabric, too.

jen duncan said...

Awesome work Nanette! I bet the RJR people were so pleased. :-)

Sinta Renee said...

Your creations are adorable! I love the potholders- very sweet! That fabric does look like a lot of fun and great inspiration. How fun to see everything up there under the "bright lights"! Congratulations:)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Cute, cute and cuter!!!!! Way to go!

Janet said...

What fabulous projects you made, they are perfect and it's as if the line was made for you. Oh you are going to be even busier than usual with all the exciting things going on. Congratulations on your wonderful market projects.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful news indeed!!! I am so excited for you!
Congratulations!!!!!

Fiesta said...

congratulations Nanette. You are so cretive, . I love how you made cordinating accesories for everything.I used to buy those fabric baskets in North carolian. they look great with the accesories.

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Nanette-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!


Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics

http://www.konabay.com

pratima said...

Nanette, your quilts and the cute accessories to go with them are utterly adorable... you did a fantastic job in creating the most fun patterns :)
I'm so delighted that there are more wonderful things to come for the fall market and in the magazines... So happy for you :)
Hearty congratulations!!!

happy zombie said...

I love seeing bits and pieces of you at market! Wish it was the actual you that was there! I've got some pics for you too. I'm still unpacking from Minn. and Iowa trip... so I'll have them for you soon.

Mel said...

YAY Nanette! what fun you are having!

dokiquilts said...

good for you! how proud you must feel of your gorgeous quilts & projects for all to see :-) i feel like i "know" a quilt celebrity now!!!

call me crazy said...

I just heard that yesterday was your birthday~ happy birthday!! :-) I hope you had a fabulous day!
Your projects for market are all so cute! Great job!