Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tidbits: patterns, trunk shows & kits


Hello quilting friends! Recently I shared my newest pattern with you, Harmony, a fat quarter quilt based on a 3-color concept. Today I'm sharing photos of a different colorway for Harmony. This lovely quilt was made by my friend, Sylvia.  



Sylvia also used Coney Island fabric (Fig Tree & Company for Moda), but she selected navy, orange, and yellow. Isn’t this a warm, rich combination? (Thank you, Sylvia, for letting me share your beautiful make!)





Below is a photo of my original Harmony quilt, sewn up in pale aqua, red and tan from the Coney Island collection. I just love how the colors and patterns in this quilt meld together. In this photo you can see the pretty quilting by Barb of Quilts on Broadway. Barb also quilted Sylvia's Harmony quilt!



Harmony is available as a PDF digital download through my Etsy Store and my Craftsy Pattern Shop.


Quilt Retreat

Last weekend I snuck away to my annual quilt retreat with longtime quilting friends.  I worked on a new pattern that I can't wait to show you this summer.  It is a fun pinwheel design called Twirlity and features several sweet prints from Penny Rose Fabrics and Riley Blake Designs.  This is the only sneak peek I can give. 



My good friend Ibby recently made my Window Garden pattern using Sundrops fabric by Corey Yoder for Moda.  This quilt is a gift for someone very dear to Ibby.  She brought the quilt to retreat so we could ooh and aah over it.  Ibby used Minky fabric on the back.  I have no doubt the recipient of this quilt will absolutely love it!




Trunk Shows

In other Carried Away Quilting news, I presented trunk shows for three different groups in the past two weeks.  It became a bit of a whirwind, but it was great fun.  All of the quilters I met were so kind, enthusiastic and inviting.  It really is an honor for me to share my projects and my story with other quilters.  Thank you so much to these groups:

And sincere thank you to my mom, Brenda, and my husband, Brad, who took turns being my trunk show sidekicks. I couldn't do it without them. They help me to keep my nerves at bay! I also appreciate that they help me pack and unpack, which is quite an undertaking!




I have a handful of quilt kits left over from my trunk shows, and they are available on my Etsy Store.   





Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you all have a lovely week and find some time to get carried away quilting!

~Taunja


8 comments:

  1. It is amazing how different the two versions look even when made from the same collection! Such fun to see the different color combinations! So pretty!

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    1. That is one of my favorite things . . . seeing a pattern done up in different colors! It's always a treat. Except, I'm starting to like Sylvia's better than mine! ha ha ha!! I wonder if she'd notice if I kept them both?

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  2. Loved reading your post and hearing that you had a wonderful time at your trunk shows - and for the support you had. Thank you for sharing the beautiful quilt pics and the sneak peek - looking forward to the full reveal :)!

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    1. Thanks so much Sigi!! I hope all is well "up north" and I sure appreciate your support and kind words. :)

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  3. I just love your Harmony pattern! Both of the Coney Island versions are beautiful yet so different. Haven't quite decided on the fabrics I will use for mine yet.
    Glad to hear that your trunk shows went so well too! Sure would love to attend one😊

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    1. Thank you so much Pam!! I am kind of itching to make Harmony again myself. I love fat quarter quilts. :) Hope all is well with you!! Happy Mother's Day!

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