Final Quilt Market Samples

Lazies, I rounded out last week’s Quilt Market sewing frenzy playing with two more scrumptious fabric lines. Garden Harvest by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics is a lovely red/white/green veggie party. It offers a mid-sized border print, perfect for my Claire Handbag. Look at how nicely the border is showcased on this sample. The front and back of this bag are the same.

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I fussy cut a border print shown in white and green so the front and back would match at the side seams. I love how the stripes wrap around the bag. And look at that big juicy beet inside the bottom of the bag below. Too fun!

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‘Georgia’ Claire Handbag
Claire Handbag adorned in ‘Georgia’ by Pat Sloan for P&B Textiles. Pat’s collection is full of beautiful Fall colors. The flowers, polka dots and textured blenders work well together on Claire. That polka dot print had me at ‘hello’. Love that golden yellow!

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Two inside views. One from the bag above, the other from a sample that didn’t make it to the show this weekend. A peek inside this beauty shows a flowered lining and a splash of green for the pockets. One more flower explosion to cover the Bag-E-Bottom is the perfect finishing touch for this Girl. That green is just so warm and festive. Oh, and there are those polka dots again!

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‘Liliana’ Claire
I finished a second Liliana Claire. This time with the optional flap closure and no front pocket. Shown next to the Liliana we saw last week which did go to Market. Liliana is by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics.

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‘Happy Campers’ Claire
Claire Handbag in Happy Campers by American Jane for Moda. This little cutie didn’t make it to Quilt Market this time. She was an unfinished project from earlier this summer. Moda’s website lists this fabric line as being available Sept ’09. Has anyone seen it in the stores yet?

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Claire is perfect for featuring a design element. In this case, I fussy cut the red fabric to showcase the tent in the picture below. That plaid is a good time.

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And the lining is great in a lively flower print, combined with a basket weave, (yes basket weave!) brown for the pockets.

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That’s it for market samples.  If you missed any, check the last two blog posts here and here.

Enjoy!
Joan

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7 Responses to “Final Quilt Market Samples”

  1. Jeannie — October 12, 2009 @ 7:22 am

    Love everyone of these! I have to say the Happy Camper just puts a smile on your face!

  2. Regina — October 12, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    These are all so fun and cheery. That is what I love most about Claire – every fabric I have seen her in has put a smile on my face, and that’s how I feel when carrying her! I am not sure what it is – but it happens!

  3. Adrienne — October 12, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    Joan:
    They are all fabulous. I can’t pick a favorite. I love your fussy cutting of the fabric Happy Camper Claire and especially on the Garden Harvest Claire………just perfect.

    You are such an expert at color/fabric coordinating. I often have this lovely image of how my choices will all come together – and sometimes the reality is not quite as special as how it looked in my head :)

  4. Daisy — October 12, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    I have down sized the purse to a size that I felt comfy with. It came out really cute. I quilted the material and am really happy with it. The pockets on the inside are made to the size that I neede to carry all of the necessary things.

  5. SewCalGal — October 12, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Lovely samples. I really want to try this design and put some machine embroidery in the center panel.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  6. Penny — October 13, 2009 @ 7:49 am

    All those wonderful fabrics!!! Love them all and they are very inspiring!

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  7. Nan Jaeger — October 23, 2009 @ 11:51 am

    I love how the inside of the bags are just as beautiful as the outside of the bags!