Violet Craft

Violet Craft

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Quilt Show visits the Craft House

I can't really believe this happened. Two weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of having a visit from The Quilt Show. Shelly Heesacker, the producer of The Quilt Show contacted me several weeks ago about being a guest on their show. To be honest, I was thrilled and totally confused at the same time! Me? Little 'ol me? Why me? She actually asked me if "I would be interested". Are you kidding me????? I think I somehow eeked out my most professional, yes. Which lasted for about a second before I started gushing my thanks and gratitude all over her.

The Quilt Show visits The Craft House

As it turns out they are doing a segment about local places and people in Portland. And somehow the stars aligned and some very sweet people mentioned this here quilter and *POOF*! I'm on The Quilt Show. Booyah!

The Quilt Show visits The Craft House

It was a crazy, wonderful day. Shelly was here with her team for several hours and we filmed a couple different sections including an interview where I answered all sorts of questions and my studio where I got to show off Peacock Lane for Michael Miller Fabrics, my Indygo Junction patterns and some new things I'm working on right now.

The Quilt Show visits The Craft House

We also toured my house and there are a few silly surprises as well. The segment won't air until the middle of NEXT YEAR - I can not believe I have to wait that long to see it!!! I will make sure to let you know when it is available.

The Quilt Show visits The Craft House

The kiddos and the husband even got into the filming and the girls got a little instruction on sound.

The Quilt Show visits The Craft House

I think I was walking around on clouds for about a week after this. I had so much fun and am still amazed that they chose me to be a part of the show. Thank you Shelly and The Quilt Show!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Peacock Lane is Arriving in Shops Daily!!!!

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I. AM. EXCITED.

Peacock Lane has starting popping up all over online. I am so excited to see it showing up in the shops AND projects! I got my first link to a quilt done with Peacock Lane today and it was simply thrilling to see what someone else has created out of my fabric with their own hands. If you make something with Peacock Lane, please, oh please add it to my Flickr Group!




 



 


Look at these beautiful precuts from westwoodacres on etsy. She was kind enough to let me borrow her images for my blog post - and from what I have found so far, she is the ONLY one cutting layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls of Peacock Lane. It makes me want to buy them just because they look so pretty and perfect!





Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Quilt for Ellie

A Quilt for Ellie - Peacock Lane

Just a couple of short weeks ago some very dear friends of ours adopted the most perfect baby girl. Her name is Ellie. I made her a selvage to selvage strip quilt in the turquoise, yellow and gray prints from Peacock Lane. You can't see it in any of the photos that I took, but I used free motion quilting to quilt her full name, her birthday and the "label" into her quilting. The rest of the quilt is quilted using straight line quilting.

A Quilt for Ellie - Peacock Lane

The back is a solid piece of Parade Day in gray.

A Quilt for Ellie - Peacock Lane

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Obsession on Point - The Flea Market Fancy Quilt

Flea Market Fancy - Obsession on Point

As I have gone on and on and on and on about in previous posts since almost exactly one year ago, I have been collecting Flea Market Fancy fabrics from friends and swaps and shops for quite awhile now. I finally amassed enough of the entire collection to create this square in square on point quilt.

Flea Market Fancy - Obsession on Point

This quilt was my recent submission for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild's special collection display at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in the beginning of July. This was my Quilt Story for the submission of my quilt:

"For over a year I have been obsessed with Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy collection; out of print and hard to find; not my first and not my last obsession.

I have begged, borrowed and swapped with over two dozen online and real life friends to complete the entire collection. I cut into my obsession and created this quilt which I love dearly for all of the beautiful colors, prints and the love I feel when I think of all of the friends that helped me to gather and create it.

I cut into my coveted stash. Have you?"

Flea Market Fancy - Obsession on Point

One of my favorite blocks: Grey Seeds set into Blue Daisy Dots - I had BARELY enough of the grey seeds to complete the two blocks that contain it. I would still LOVE any more of those and the blue seeds that I can get my hands on.

Flea Market Fancy - Obsession on Point

The quilt has a 2.5" ruffle binding around the entire perimeter. The quilt back is Pink Daisy Dots on top and Green posies on bottom with a "label" strip of Kona Snow between them. The "label" reads, "Obsession on Point ~ Pieced and Quilted by Violet Craft ~ June 2011". The label was digitized with Generations Embroidery Software and embroidered on a Janome Memory Craft 300E. You can also see that I left the selvages exposed around the quilt label strip for posterity. It was quilted using a loose free-motion stipple on my Bernina Virtuosa 155.

Flea Market Fancy - Obsession on Point

Special thanks to Heather, John, Elizabeth, Mo and the Flickr Swappy Poo group. And everyone else who ever let me take their very last smidge of any print I could get my hands on. I am cooking up another quilt with those little smidges! I couldn't have done it without you all!

I love this quilt to pieces and hope it will be with our family for a very long time.