Who would you consider to be one of the biggest Divas in the pattern designer world of quilting? Did Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. come to mind? If not, it just might be time to expand your horizons. Her diva-bility might be from the fact we have over 100 patterns from Miss Rosie currently in stock. Or maybe because her quilt patterns have such a wide range from easy to difficult and contemporary to traditional. Today we are lucky enough to catch her in the midst of her busy schedule to talk about the six patterns that have just arrived at Fat Quarter Shop. With no further ado, I introduce to you, Ms. Carrie Nelson.
Happy Almost Spring, Jolly Jabberettes!
It’s March and I have finally got my new Schnibbles finished. Yes, I’m rather late but for those of you who know me, that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Since there are lots of things to tell you about, let me just get to it!
Have you seen the six new Schnibbles patterns? These new quilts are a little bigger than many of the earlier quilts and only one of them has a pieced border! I’ve always been a quilter who likes trying new fabrics and going in different directions, and these quilts seem to reflect that. I think RicRac and Roadshow look like they could have come out of Grandma’s trunk, but George and Honeycomb are light, bright and more contemporary. Though really, just switch the fabrics around and any one of them could be vintage or modern.
In fact, I think I set a really bad precedent with Sweet Spot and Paganini as it has been hard not to make more than one version of each of the quilts! To make it worse, I had to go looking through the Charm Packs, and then sneak a peek at the Coming Soon page and it wasn’t long before I found myself making a list of charm packs that I think I’m going to need to have. Collection for a Cause would be perfect for George or Roadshow. And since I can’t have too much Charlevoix, I might just have to use that for another Honeycomb, RicRac and/or Recess quilt. And Brocante!
Yes, I’m busy getting ready for Spring Market. I can’t believe that is now less than two months away. I guess that means I will just have to sew faster… much, much faster.
More news to share and you heard it here first – there is a new Schnibbles book coming this September so stock up on your favorite charm packs and layer cakes. It is titled “Another Bite of Schnibbles” and there will be twelve projects, two of which are brand-spanking new.
You can omit this next part if desired… There is also new fabric coming, it is called “Nine Dots” and while there is a polka dot print, the name comes from a puzzle designed to get people thinking outside the box.
Did I mention that the Fat Quarter Shop is doing a Schnibbles giveaway? Leave a comment with the name of your all-time favorite charm pack or layer cake on this blog post and you’re entered to win one of three sets of the six new Schnibbles patterns – which come tucked into a Schnibbles project bag.
That’s it for now. I have to get back to the workroom… eight weeks and 324 quilts to make! I’m kidding! I only have to make 237 new quilts before Market.
You do know I’m kidding about that, right?