Fabric Friday Riley Blake, Allison's Birthday Party Photos and Winner of Local Quilter's Harvest

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International Quilt Market is happening right now in Houston. Next week I'll have snaps of my market projects I've made for RJR Fabric. So be sure to come back, I'm excited to reveal what I've been working on.
Today's post is busy and very full, so stick with me. First off I want to announce the winner of our local giveaway for one ticket to the Quilter's Harvest event November 12 sponsored by local shops and Alpine Quilt Retreats. I'll be teaching and working with group A and making .....
covered button rings. It will really be fun. I can't wait. And don't forget that I teach quilt classes at Alpine Quilt Retreats. Think about coming to sew with me sometime next year. Ok. The winner of one ticket to the Quilter's Harvest is Sandy! Sandy Said: "I want to come, that would be so much fun. I live just a few miles away." Yay for Sandy. Don't forget anyone else if you mention you read my blog you get an extra button ring kit at the event. Thanks to all the gals that commented. I hope you come anyway. It will really be fun. I look forward to a great time.I have to show you just a few pics from Allison's birthday party last Monday. She was so cute. This is her birthday cake. She's a real princess.
After eating the cake Allison got a bath (this pic is post-bath). She is opening presents. The pillow pet (bee) is from Aunt Natalie and Uncle Justin. The Sesame St. Purse is from Nanny and Pa. She really loved her presents.
This is a puppet from her aunts. Allison's mom, Whitney is with her in this photo. Such a cute pic. I could go on and on, she got so many cute things. It was fun.
Now onto Fabric Friday. Riley Blake and Alpine Fabrics is a local company. It is amazing to have a successful, innovative fabric company just a few miles away from my house. The best part is that they involve local designers. and I'm sure you probably heard by my BFF Lori Holt has designed her first fabric line with Riley Blake.
Go over to Lori's blog and read all about her new line coming out in the spring. Here is a sneak peak above and she's got more photos. I'm so happy for her. And I'm already dreaming of things I can make with her new line called Sew Cherry.Another Riley Blake designer is Amanda Herring of the Quilted Fish. Her Sweet Divinity line gave me a great idea for a new quilt design. So I visited Jina at Riley Blake and brought home some Sweet Divinity fabric.
This is what my cutting table looks like right now. I make a really big mess when I cut fabric. Do you?
This is one of the blocks from my new quilt. This line is a slight departure for me but I really like it. I hope you'll like my design when I get it put together.

Have a great weekend everyone.

-nanette
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Kelly said...

Ohhh - I love the sample block from you new quilt!

upstateLisa said...

I looove Allison's post-bath hair do! Cutting tables are synonymous with mess, aren't they?

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

Your grandbaby is adorable!! I can't believe she is already 1. Went fast didn't it?
Your new design looks like it is going to be awesome. I always love what you come up with.

Nedra said...

Is that a new Up-Do for Allison? So cute!
And I am so excited for Lori and her new fabric line with Riley Blake!! Love, love, love it.

CreationsForEleanor said...

I love the block, it is so springy and cheerful. It will be nice in February and March!
Christine

Shannon said...

I'm lovin all of that fabric line. Can't wait to see your finished quilt. See you at the retreat.

pratima said...

Allison is adorable! Glad she had a wonderful B'day with loved ones :) The new fabric lines are beautiful! So exciting that you are planning a new quilt. The block looks very pretty in those floral prints.
I'm eager to see your quilts in the booth. Can't wait!!

Annette said...

I am liking your new project already just from the single block. Looks like little Allison had a wonderful time at her party.

Sherri said...

Can't believe Allison is one! Love your new block...and like you I can't wait for Lori's new line...have soo many ideas already!

Elaine Adair said...

LOVE the baby pics, but my favorite photo is the umbrella quilt! Tooooo kewwwwlllll. 8-)

Micki said...

I love your sample block..it is just wonderful and those button rings are adorable.
Micki

Momoo said...

Allison just keeps getting cuter, love her new hairdo.

Ginger Patches said...

Allison is so adorable...she looks like her mom :) I LOVE that cherry fabric...reminds me of my beloved Swell, must put it on my wish list! And your block is adorable!!! Can't wait to see your market projects!

Joy said...

Oh Allison is the cutest ... look at her sitting there all beautiful :o)!!!!
Love that fabric line Nanette, so bright and pretty - love the spots and checks!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Wow those fabrics look gorgeous! And so does your quilt block. But I have to say not quite as gorgeous as little Allison!!!! So glad she had a wonderful birthday, she's so darn cute! x

Belinda said...

Silly funny Allison!!! I love seeing photos of her...you MUST show more p-l-e-a-s-e...LOL
Yes, I am so anxious to see your RJR projects and to actually feel IN PERSON some of Lori's sweet new line....can't wait!!
I like that little block you have going there....hhhmmm...whatcha got going for the rest of it!!!

Belinda said...

Oh Yeh...I got mad at my halloween quilt and yanked it off my design wall and flung it to the floor....
....LOL....how's yours coming???

Pat said...

Allison looks so cute! I still can't believe she is one year old already.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I could just eat that little one up!! She sure looks like her Mama! What a special time!
I love Riley Blake Fabrics and I am quite jealous you live so close.
I LOVE the block for your new pattern! I cannot wait to see more!! Have a great weekend!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

All kinds of fun stuff in your post! Love every inch. The new pattern looks very cool. And those fabrics are fabulous.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Those rings are adorable! And what can you say about a cutie like Allison??? She is precious! I'll start walking the aisles today so I'll get back to you soon...

Aunt Spicy said...

thanks for the tips on all the designers, am already loving some of those fabrics!

AnnieO said...

You stuffed this whole post full of cuteness, but none cuter than little Allison :)

Just Me Stampin said...

Oh, how I love to come visit your blog. It's always full of fun things and beautiful quilts. I love the sample block of your new quilt. Can't wait to see what the whole thing will look like.

The Quilter's Harvest sounds so much fun. I might check back next week to see if there is still room ...I might just register!

A Plain Path said...

Love it!! Very nice!

Kim D. said...

Allison is sure a cutie! Love those pretty fabrics and your block. Riley Blake has some gorgeous fabrics out.