What a treat when Kimberly asked me to guest blog and share about our Fall Market experience and our new pattern line. We had a wonderful market, so incredibly busy. I, as usual lost my voice and barely made it out of the booth. I attribute that to several things: an awesome booth postion in a very high traffic area, an adorable booth design of which I must give my dear friend Meredith Harbaugh half the credit (hooray for our 2nd place single booth award), the debut of our first fabric line Sweet Escape for FreeSpirit fabrics and our 6 new pattern releases. Yes, 6 new patterns! We’ve been so busy here at The Vintage Spool.
Just this past week Sweet Escape has arrived on quilt shelves across the country. What an exciting moment this is! It is just in time for people to start making our new pattern line.
Our new designs consist of some patchwork, some applique and some patterns with a combination of the two. A couple of my favorites are Strawberry Baskets with patchwork baskets set on point and strawberry applique in the border, A Butterfly’s Journey, a unique patchwork circle pattern combined with appliqued butterflies, no curves required, both made exclusively out of Sweet Escape fabrics. Also, don’t miss our brand new ultra romantic block of the month Amelia’s Rose Garden, dedicated to my grandmother. It features a center wreath medallion and 12 months of lovely rose appliqued blocks in soft pastel colors. We set the applique and bordered it with 3 of our favorite prints from the Sweet Escape line.
We hope you will enjoy the new products we debuted at Fall Market. The Fat Quarter Shop is carrying our entire fabric and pattern line. The staff is currently hard at work cutting fat quarter bundles. We hope you’ll visit our website The Vintage Spool to view more photos of Fall Market and to see what fun surprises we have coming in 2008.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a few extra hours to devote to creative endeavors in the new year!
The Vintage Spool