Market Projects - Fall 2010

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Thanks so incredibly much to Glenna of Hollyhock Quilts and Pam of PamKittyMorning and Anna of Thimbleanna for their photos of my market projects from this past weekend in Houston. Thanks so much girls for taking photos for me. My girls always look out for me!
This is my main quilt and 2 of those hot pads on the left are mine. But I have no idea who made those placemats on the right.
I was really glad that RJR incuded info about me and my trusty machine quilting friends.
This is the little table topper I made.
Hmm I didn't know this pattern was going to be a free download. I learned something! ;-). I assume that will coincide with the release of the fabric because my patterns are not done yet. ha
And here is my table runner. I made more projects using their fabric but they were not in the booth at market.

The month of September is still somewhat of a blurr for me as I had 30 days to make 10 individual items for market. It is always good to push ourselves and see what we can do. I was a few days late for my deadline with the last couple items, but I did the best I could.

"Everything But the Kitchen Sink 2011" is a fabric line coming out from RJR fabrics in early spring 2011. There are 45 fabrics in this line and a chef panel featuring 8 different reproduction vingettes from 30's embroidery designs. The 'Kitchen Sink' line naturally falls into a kitchen theme. And I love kitchen fabrics, 30's fabrics and kitchen designs.

My main quilt is a combination of applique, block construction and the chef panel scenes. Wren Woodland of Highland did such a fantastic job. The quilt was really fun to design and make.
Another shot of the table topper. I liked making Dresden baskets to balance out the chef designs. This was quilted by Wendy at Eagle Mountain Quilting. Again, it was fun to construct.
I had lots of little projects, and I don't even have photos of all of them. I was in such an incredible hurry to mail, I didn't take final photos of everything. This is a clothespin holder.
Using the chef panel designs I made easy pot holders. Then to try to show off more of the fabric I made patchwork binding.I made 2 tea towels by just fussy cutting a chef panel and then top stitching it to a flower sack towel. I covered the edges with another row of rick rack and finished off the edge with binding.Using my "All Dressed Up" pattern, I made a baby sized quilt. This 'Kitchen Sink' line has some juvenile novelty fabrics included. Again, Wren's quilting was fantastic. This photo was taken as I was hand stitching binding before mailing it off (next day air!).I just have to show you a little bit of my embellishment. It is always my favorite part to fussy up parts of my quilts.Each dress is unique. This fabric line was a great inspiration and worked really well for my patterns.I also made a bag using my "Mixed Bag" pattern. I used premade handles for it to hurry things up. I can't believe I took a photo of the back!

It is a great opportunity to have projects I've designed and sewn featured in a booth at quilt market. I enjoyed using this new fabric line. All the 'Kitchen Sink' lines have been favorites of mine for years.

-nanette

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37 comments

Madame Samm said...

Ohhh Wow..eenie, meenie, miney, moe...which way should I go...

mmm my fav..ALL OF DEM!

added you to Stash blog roll now too..
wait till everyone C's these...


psst ok the chef one..cause is it orange. by new happy color..
thx friends for taking shots..

Nedra said...

How wonderful and exciting!!!
I've been waiting and waiting until you could show us your projects at Houston.
Congratulations!
I am featuring your Mixed Bag on a post today.

Kim Walus said...

Congrats Nanette. I'm happy that your things were at Market. So Fun! Also, I loved seeing all of the pictures of your work. It's awesome!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Amazing!! I can't believe you managed to make 10 projects in 30 days. Looks like we will have lots of lovely fabrics to look for next year.

Shari said...

How wonderful to show off your work to so many people! Sounds like a successful outing of all your lovelies. These look like fun fabric lines!

kpaints said...

Wow, you are one very talented lady!!! Totally fabulous job!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

These were so much fun to see up close and personal! You have such great style...

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Nanette, are you kidding!! I cannot say which I like best! What a wonderful thing for you to get to do!! thanks girls for taking pictures, if we could not be there at least we get to see all nanette's hard work. Way to go girl! I bet you family is so proud!!

Darlene said...

Wow, wow, wow - fabulous projects, Nanette. I've been waiting anxiously for the BIG reveal. :-)

Des said...

Way to go Nanette!! This line just oozes Freda's Hive!

Beautiful and inspiring projects!!

jen duncan said...

Really wonderful work Nanette! RJR was smart to enlist you ;-)

Sherri said...

I love all of your projects...isn't it great to have wonderful people to take pictures for you too!

alobsiger said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous samples! I'll admit negligence here -- I knew going in that you had samples there and then I forgot......... arggh! When I get in there, my brain seems to go blank from overstimulation. I love what you've done with the fabrics!

Charmed Life said...

Wonderful post. Plus a few of the photos are of patterns I won in your last giveaway so it was an extra special visual treat.

A Plain Path said...

Gorgeous work!!!

Barbie Jo said...

Working on a deadline with so many new projects can be really difficult and stressful, your samples are WONDERFUL Nanette... great job!

Muddling Through said...

Nanette, they are beautiful - each and every one. Your work is always so meticulously perfect! RJR was pretty smart to get you to do their fabric demos! I'm going tomorrow. Can't wait to see them (and everything else) in person.

Fiesta said...

Nanette,everything looks so beautiful. Use always know how to combine your colors so everything just works so well. Congratulations for being selected by RJR fabrics.

Lynn said...

I am so happy for you, having your work shown at the Quilt Market. RJR is certainly lucky choosing you, you made wonderful use of their fabrics. Love the french chef!

Thimbleanna said...

I can vouch for the beautifulness (it is too a word LOL) of your projects -- it was so fun to see them in the wild. Congratulations on being there -- in the spring you can see them up close and personal for yourself!

Vicki said...

wonderful work! I love the potholders the best. And the dresses quilt, too.

Jackie said...

eeek!! I can't believe it, I just sent an e-mail of the photos that I took. Wow, those girls are just too quick. Nanette, your quilts looked gorgeous hanging there!! Well done!!

Jen in NY said...

Wow Nanette, your work is always so inspiring! I am seriously in awe. Love the main quilt the best!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow so much eye candy here! Great projects--all of them...love the first one in the market booth and of course your dress pattern is always one of my favorites :)

Lily Boot said...

HuH! My initial response was WOW! But now, everybody else has beat me to it :-) Nanette - what an honour to be asked to make all those projects and then have your work displayed at the market! Lovely, lovely stitches Nanette.

Dionne said...

Your projects are fabulous! You are such an inspiration, I love all the fabrics, but I love the projects best of all!
Cheers,
Dionne

Melissa Stramel said...

They're all beautiful, but why didn't they show them all? I know -- you never know WHAT will happen at market, right? I didn't get a chance to see all this is person as we sped through, so I'm so happy you got some pictures.

em's scrapbag said...

These are wonderful. You are so talented. Did you get any sleep in September? Maybe it was good my brain left me and we got dates mixed up for my guild meeting. Looks like you had enough on your plate.

RETRO-fabulous said...

I never met a dresden I didn't like, Nanette but yours are adorable! Love the runner and the chef's table topper....and all dressed up is too cute for words. The embelishments add that special touch! Beautiful!!

pratima said...

Love the sunshiny yellow! All your quilts and little trinkets to go with them are absolutely adorable!
The dresses are so so sweet and I love your fun touches to make each of them special :)

Momoo said...

Wow, you've been one busy lady. They certainly picked the right person to showcase their fabric. It's all so your style. Congradulations :)

Pots and Pins said...

Ten projects in ONE month! You are amazing! I love, love, love your quilt - chefs and quilters - a GREAT combination! Love your runner and small quilt, too - and the dress quilt - maybe I should just say I love them all!? How fun to have them at market - now the entire country will know about you!! xo, The Other Nanette

Kim D. said...

Congratulations Nanette!! Wow what lovely designs.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

That's a lot of sewing!! I love it all:)

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! that is so exciting.

Corrie said...

They are all great. That was a lot of work, so so nicely done.

michelle said...

Nanette all those projects are just out of this world. I can't believe you did all those and then has our Breton girls retreat. That quilt is breathtaking and the table runner also. Can't say enough about the All Dressed UP quilt. I would have loved using that clothes pin bag as I hung out clothing up on the roof top of old home. All I can say is unbelievable.