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New Release Week: Paris Charm

October 25, 2010

Hello Everyone!

Right now, a lot of fabric designers, fabric companies, pattern publishers, magazine editors, and quilt shop owners, are getting ready, and packing their suitcases.  They are all heading down to Houston for the International Quilt Market.  And amongst the thousands of yards of beautiful  fabric, and gorgeous trims, the shop owners will  find our new pattern releases.  But we will save you the trip to Houston, and post them for you here.  (our retreat students got to see them first, which is just one of the perks of hanging out with us for a weekend.)

Paris Charm is my daughters new favorite…and she is not allowing anyone to take it off her bed.  She actually helped me with this quilt last summer.  I gave Robyn 2 stacks of Moda charm squares, and a paper with the block layout design.  She carefully laid out the correct number of squares in each row, to form the largest part of the quilt.  It was fun sitting back, and watching her play around with the fabrics, and deciding which piece should be beside another piece.  She also decided on which ‘element’ she wanted on her quilt.  Of course, she picked the Eiffel Tower…and this quilt completely reflects  her.

But this is also a quilt that I would LOVE to see done in different color stories, and with different elements.  How about using bright blues and reds, and putting a retro rocket ship on the side?  Or soft yellows, and greens, and appliqueing  a carousel horse as the feature.  I could play with this layout forever.  But I will let each of you decide what you would like your own design to be.  Just be sure to send me a picture.

See you soon.


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  1. Diane permalink
    October 25, 2010 9:58 pm

    Ohhhh, I like this one too! I’ll have to put that on my Christmas wish list. Maybe with your owl element and some of the cute owl fabrics that are out there now. You are right, Myra, this one has a lot of potential. I loved the fabrics you chose and your daughter did a fabulous job laying it all out and putting it together. It is beautiful. Great job!

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