Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wiscasset

My, my there were a lot of questions. I will try to answer some of them. First of all, Amy R - I like the cone thread and the stand. I got that at Quilt Market last fall and have been using it since about December. The vendor suggested that the stand go close to the machine and behind it. It works for me. I do love that thread. It is a grey DMC machine embroidery thread. Super fine. I use it for all my piecing. Oh, don't ask me where I got it because I can't remember. Sorry.

Kathy - How much fabric? Designers get 5 yards of each fabric they design. Co-designers get 2.5 yards each. Polly has generously ceded her cotton fabric to me. Polly gets the wool. This box was a little generous. Someone was playing it fast and loose with the yard stick and I am not complaining. It will all get used. Don't quote me on this, but...... some of us, I believe, would work just for that perk alone. After collecting fabric for eons - it never gets better than delivery day. You would think it would get old after awhile. It doesn't. It is usually the WHOLE line of fabric. I am still waiting on one print that was problematic. It finally got figured out and is being printed as I type this. Yeah, more fabric!

You asked about Carrie from "Miss Rosie's" because she gets lots of deliveries too. I don't believe it is contractual. It is basically just great business sense. Moda knows to get their fabric into the hands of great pattern designers. It benefits the pattern designer, the fabric designer (who sees their fabric turned into something marvelous that they never even dreamed of) and Moda. Good quilts are the best advertisement.

As for all the requests for more pictures of the inner sanctum.... How shall I say this?? Ummm.. NO. Not until all of this chaos settles down a bit and I can wade in there with a broom. Until then - how about pictures of the delivery? Here is "Wiscasset". Polly and I named it after a town on the coast of Maine that we have visited. Wiscasset is chock full of great antique shops. We see this collection as a grouping of collected antique textiles from many eras and styles - all coming together to make great quilts and home products. Besides, I like how Wiscasset sounds when you say it.Ooooooh, make sure to double click on the photo's to enlarge them!
Laurie

36 comments:

Snippen' Threads said...

Love it!!Just love it!!

Jeanette said...

Your new fabric is so pretty! I can't see how getting a load of fabric could ever get old. Lucky you!

alda said...

hm....really yummy!!!!

Lisa D. said...

Wow, another beautiful fabric line! I can't wait to see more of it!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to get my hands on some of it!

Margaret said...

We vacation near Wiscasset all the time! I love this fabric too -- have to get me some when it's out!

pdudgeon said...

OOOOOOOHHH! That line is jaw-dropping lovely!!! putting this line on my wish list, cause it's got everything i love.

Sherri said...

I did double -click on the photos and WOW! You really get a better feel for it...and I can tell you right now I can't wait for it to come out...it's wonderful!

Sinta Renee said...

The new line looks wonderful! I am loving Flag Day Farm right now... can't wait for the new release:)

Auntie Pami said...

It is very elegant. I will have to order some of this! Mmm, what pattern to make...

Dandelion Quilts said...

LOVE IT!

Linda said...

The new fabric is beautiful.
Will there be a new pattern?
Can't wait, since I am new to quilting.

Anne Sutton said...

This is beautiful. I guarantee this line is on my favorite list...a have to have!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful!

The Winn's said...

I want some! Your fabrics are sooo my taste, all of them. I love what you do. I can't wait. I will be buying a bunch!

Dawn Heese said...

I am in love. Especially love the blue paisley.

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for answering my questions! MODA is very smart! I love the new line and will ask my LQS to get it. It is really beautiful and DS lives in Maine, so, of COURSE, I will have to buy some!

Thanks again for taking the time to satisfy my curiosity about fabric and pattern designers...

Now...one more...do you have ideas for quilts before you design fabrics, or does the fabric come first? Kind of like the chicken or the egg, eh?

vickibellino@charter.net said...

Just as I was anticipating, another beautiful new line! This is at the top of my purchase list for Sample Spree in Pittsburg!

acecraig100 said...

I absolutely love it! Can't wait till its available.

Patsy said...

The new collection is beautiful. I love it! I can see why you are so excited on delivery day.

kshackabq said...

Oh, my, that is beautiful!!

Gretchen said...

Oh I see that this is another one of your lines that I will HAVE to have. I've been to Wiscasset and I think you have captured its essence.

WoolenSails said...

What a great name for your new line. I have been there myself a few times and love the area. Planning a trip up there soon, love to hit the shops.

Debbie

Dee said...

OMG, love the paisleys, and don't the royal blues just have glow. Dee

Sue said...

All I can say is....YUMMO!!!!

L. Gray said...

Wiscasset is gorgeous...the fabric, that is. I have never been to Wiscasset, but if this fabric is any indication I hope to go there soon! Beautiful fabric with a lovely name. Thanks for sharing your secrets and your exciting new delivery.

Donna said...

Love that fabric, but then I always love all your lines. Can't wait to order it

Kim said...

LOVELY! Geez...my last two quilts have been made with your lines (Flag Day Farm and American Primer)...and just when I think I'm ready for a change..BAM! New fabs and they are deeee-lish! I love that large scale print! NEEEEEED IT!!!! :o))

happy zombie said...

I love it! Love, love, love it! And I love that you named the collection after a town you love. I love that! So for those of us on the west side, you know... those of us who pronounce Worchester as Wor-ches-ter... how is Wiscasset pronounced?

Minick and Simpson said...

Wiscasset is pronounced like this:

Wis = rhymes with miss

Cass = just like Mama Cass

et = it

emphasis on the middle syllable. Thanks for asking.

Laurie

Jan PATEK said...

Awesome fabric, just awesome!.

Marcia said...

Yummy, gorgeous fabrics. They are gong to be a must buy when they arrive at my LQS. Thanks so much for sharing a sneak peek with us to wet our appetites!!

Elizabeth said...

OOOH! Can't wait to see it in person! I do believe Pam is right--it looks perfect for bags!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

It is beautiful!

PQuilters@optonline.net said...

Oh how wonderful - I would love to win this!

Terry said...

More inspiration! Thanks for letting us have a peek into what's coming next.

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