Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sleep Deprivation

There have been some long days and nights here lately. Lots of quiltmaking going on here.
We are in the homestretch though. If I have a productive day, I think I can get the tops to our quilter Kari Ruedisale tomorrow. The UPS guy has been wearing down a path to the porch with all the incoming and outgoing packages. These arrived yesterday.These are the Layer Cakes ™, Jelly Rolls ™, and Charm Packs ™ for our upcoming collection - Clermont Farms. Look how nicely Clermont Farms works with Bar Harbor fabric. Ummm, if you hadn't noticed by now - pretty much all of our collections work together :) Well, you might have a challenge with working in the chartreuse green of Halloween Night.

My cutting table is piled with scraps of Clermont Farms too - so you know what that means. Giveaway! Make a comment here before midnight Saturday May 8th and you could win one of the pre-cuts and a pile of scraps. Hey, how many blogs offer a pile of scraps. Only the best for you people. Make a comment about anything at all, or about your tips for quilting all-nighters. I need all the help I can get.

Laurie

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Chelle (Dana) said...

Clermont Farm looks yummy! I can't wait to see what you all have coming out at market. I hope you will share pics of your booth from market.

Tressa said...

An all night quilting tip--make sure your fingers are not close to the needle and also make sure you have a few spares...

badlandsquilts said...

As far as tips...Comcast on demand & chocolate will get me thru about 3am after that it is very hard especially if you try to do it on an ongoing basis. Perhaps an hour cat nap in the day will yield many more productive hours at night?

I just love all the RWB lines so would be so excited to win scraps!

Best Wishes!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

All those fabrics are wonderful! I would not mind a pile of your scraps at all! No all nighters for me! I need my sleep! And I much prefer sewing than ripping out!

MGM

sndy1 said...

Your new fabric looks beautiful. Really like that your fabric collections coordinate.

...so we added chickens said...

Scraps are fun! All nighters for quilting are much more appealing that all nighters because of a paper or taxes or because someone is sick - just make sure all the critical thinking is done on the early end? :)

Janet said...

Count me in one the scraps!! as if I don't have enough of my own - lol. Loving each of your collections and books as they appear.

Meg said...

My advice for quilting all-nighters... Books on CD--something to keep your brain busy without taking your eyes away from what you're doing. And get up every half hour or so to walk around a little, just to get the blood flowing again.

Good luck! (And thanks for hosting such a cool giveaway!)

Linda said...

Well, Laurie....you two have done it again! Another beautiful line of fabric. Here is a tip for you.......
Don't ever run out of chocolate!
Have a fun day.
Linda/simplycountryseasons

Erin said...

My tip for staying up late sewing/quilting.... LOTS and LOTS of coffee and watching Craig Ferguson. He cracks me up and gets me in a good enough mood that I can continue on!

Gorgeous line, BTW!!

**MIGNONNE** said...

Oh gorgeous! I love the fabrics.

All nighters? I had to give those up years ago. I just can't do it anymore. Dr.Pepper was my drug of choice back in the day. ;)

Mikelle said...

I like those colors!
kell22 @ cox.net

sharon said...

Wonderful new collection! As for all nighters: pack in the chocolate and brew some strong tea! Coffee will just make you too jumpy, you want those stitches straight! Thanks for having a gieveaway! Sharonj.

Helen said...

I love Bar Harbor and Claremont Farms looks lovely too. I think it would be great fun to win your pile of scraps.

mascanlon said...

Lovely fabric and its so wonderful when lines work together! Thank you, thank you! And as for all nighters...I'm more likely to get up at 4 and work on it then stay UP to 4.

Gracie said...

For all night sewing I just turn on Turner Classic Movies on cable or reruns of I love Lucy and laugh.

Sherri said...

Love Clermont Farm...and yes, I store all of your fabric lines together since they mix and match so well! Good luck with market preparations!

Pookie said...

Cermont Farms looks awesome! I can't wait to see more.

Whenever I'm going to be stitching for a long period of time (and there's no hockey to be found) I go with the Jason Bourne movies. They are surprisingly conducive to getting lots of work done.

Tammy said...

I wish I could stay up all night, but I need my sleep, so no tips, just sweet dreams.

passingdowncrazy said...

Love the new fabric, and loved the big article in the quilt magazine!!!

Mom on the Move! said...

Ohhh, I will be looking for Clermont Farm when I go home. Can't wait to see more.

lesthook said...

Eleven pm ers are about the best I can do now,LOL! I love scraps!

Amy said...

I would love to feed on the scraps from your table! Clermont Farms is delicious!

Gwendie said...

Love the new fabrics - as well as the old ones. How fun would it be to win? VERY!!!

Sinta Renee said...

What a cute name for your collection! I'm a middle child... so scraps... and hand me downs get me excited! And so do precuts! I can't wait to see the photos of your booth from Spring Market. It always looks good enought to move into!

Sharon said...

My all night sewing requires a bottle of Pinot Grigio, some Law and Order re-runs and a bowl full of mini Snickers and a late-afternoon nap.
Love that new fabric line...looking forward to it!

Kristine said...

Your new line is beautiful, and the name is simply charming! Love to see what you're working on--and the occasional Gibby update, too. Have fun at market!!

Monica said...

YaY! I can't wait to see what you've come up with this time.

Megan said...

My last all-nighter was right before Christmas - trying to finish up a custom quilt to get in the mail to arrive before Christmas Eve. Good luck getting ready for Market! Just keep stitching!!

Sharon said...

I can't wait to see what you did with all the berries! The paisley is yummy.

Allison B. said...

Beautiful fabric! I suggest lots of caffeine and stop to have a little dance party when you get really tired!

Brush Creek Creations said...

Love all of your fabric collections! Making a quilt using your Bar Harbor line now. Hope I win!

Becky said...

I really like it when designers make new fabrics that go well with their older ones. For all nighters - no sweat for me, sleeping is the issue.

Cara said...

When I'm up late quilting I finally stop when I've pulled out the same seam three times, or if binding, when I've pricked myself enough times to bleed lol.
The new collections looks as beautiful as all the others!

Debi in YL,CA said...

Hi Laurie- I would love to receive your pile of scraps. I bet they will make a beautiful small wall hanging. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

Cheri C. said...

Love Giveaways!! ... just want to win one... here's to crossing the fingers again...

Jan Hatchett said...

Please count me in! You are not offering just any scraps, these are MINICK AND SIMPSON scraps, for goodness sake!

Jeanne said...

I'd LOVE to win some of those beautiful scraps!
Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I am so with you about working like crazy under deadlines; my mom and I joke about starting projects when it's way past when a "normal" person would think they can finish it in time!!!
Good luck,
Juliet in SoCal

call me crazy said...

Oooh Clermont Farm looks great! I grew up on a farm, so love the name! :-) As for pulling all nighters~ chocolate and a good friend to laugh with! ;-) I would love to win~ thank you for the chance!

Pat said...

Yes, I have noticed how well your fabric plays together and it is refreshing to have that happen. The new line looks gorgeous.

Kristin said...

Ohhh, those fabrics look wonderful. Can't wait to see what sweet market surprises you have in store. I am sure they will be oh so good.

Claudia said...

Love to get scraps. Love the look of the new line. Will there be more print that would go with Vintage Reserve. Just checking

Kwiltsfl said...

Clermont Farms looks beautiful! My tip for all nighters is: lots of good DVD's. I have a TV on my sewing table and either play DVD's or look for a marathon of the TV program "House."

Karen

Gayle said...

I have a tip being published in an upcoming issue of AP&Q, so I don't want to ruin the surprise! I'd LOVE to have your scraps!

Jan D. aka DJ, Miss Thready, etc etc. said...

Yea for Clermont Farm! All nighters? It seems that the later I sew into the night the less worried I am about perfection. About 2am I am just enjoying the fabric. One suggestion, get all the cutting done before you get tired, don't want to loose any fingers!
Best wishes,
Jan

DebrafromMD said...

Love the new fabrics and I would love to have your scraps (and anything else you would like to send along).

Anonymous said...

I shamelessly beg for scraps...especially these beauties!

auntie m.

Kathy said...

Nothing like winning a pile of scraps from you ladies to brighten up a month or 2 of quilting! Thanks for sharing. Your lines are beautiful.

Starr said...

The best things to help with a quilting overnighter are a good friend and lots of treats. Have fun!

Thelma said...

Woo Hoo, Clermont Farms looks wonderful, count me in for any scraps you want to send my way!
Thanks!

Nancyz said...

Can't wait to see Clermont Farms. I love love Bar Harbor!! And everything else you have designed. I am definitely a fan! Thanks for the giveaway.

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

i love scraps. scraps from other people are especially great because I didn't purchase the collection, and I still get to play with the scraps. Of course, I usually fall in love w/ the collection, and have to buy it anyway! LOL!

MJinMichigan said...

The collection looks like another
winner. I'd love to win some of your leftovers.

Terry said...

Beautiful fabric, as usual! Thanks for having the givaway. Please sign me up for a chance at the scraps!
Terry Ann

patchworksails said...

I love your fabrics, they are awesome and there are non like them. I have seen other patterns that are similar but they just don't say Minick and Simpson , it is a unique combo ...patchworksails ...Izzy

Margaret said...

Can't wait for the new collection! Looks yummy! I'd love to win! As for all nighters -- sorry, the only time I came close was when I had babies. I'm not good at all nighters. lol!

Mayleen said...

M&Ms! Don't ask me how I know. Sorry to say I can't stay awake much past 10 anymore!

Cyn said...

All night quilting tip? Hmmmm don't have one as I know after a certain point I'm not productive and it's time to go to bed! I stop when I find myself doing more undo sewing than actual sewing so I stop. Otherwise the next day I'll be doing a lot of undo sewing once I see everything again in the light of the day. :-)

All the fabrics look wonderful and yes I would love to win some of your scraps! I can just see DH's face when the package arrives and I get all excited and go playing in the scraps. LOL!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow
cyn_stitches@yahoo.com

Al O said...

Another wonderful collection from Minick and Simpson. What more could one ask for?

Linda O.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Scraps?! More like "gems"!!! I'd love to have some ~ then I could stay up all night to quilt :) My advice for an "all-nighter" is to have a buddy. It's hard to go to sleep if you have company. Good luck & I can hardly wait for the Halloween fabric!
Yay!

Pam.p@comcast.net

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Can't wait to see all of the new collection.

Heather said...

Your fabric is sooooo awesome. I love Bar Harbor, and look even more for me to love :D

My tip for staying up late sewing is good music, and if possible a friend or two.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I just love how all your collections work together - that's great for scrap quilters. Count me in for your generous giveaway.

Taylorsoutback said...

Too many allnighters back when I owned my quilt shop - doing samples at 2 a.m. & falling asleep at my sewing machine. A good nights rest is much appreciated at this stage of my quilting life!

Having a bad case of stash envy for your new line - scraps included!!
Thank you for continuing to inspire us.

The Winn's said...

I love scraps and precuts! I actually love all of your fabric lines. One of my all night quilting blisses is to have the seasons of Gilmore Girls playing so I can listen to their fast talking humor while I work. It's fun to laugh out loud while everyone else is asleep and I'm creating!

SueB said...

Can't wait for the yummy fabrics to be in. They will all go together. I cant make it an all nighter but till about 3 am then I am done.

andsewon said...

Another beautiful line of fabrics!
Tip...lots of strong hot tea. Course you may be really BUG-eyed by morning light!!;-)
Lola

Deb said...

Clermont Farm looks wonderful! I would love to win some scraps!

Laura said...

No suggestions for all night quilting as I can't even quilt past 10 p.m., but I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. Making quilts from scraps is my favorite thing to do and I really love when I can add other people's scraps to my own stash.

Lyn said...

My tip for all night quilting: COFFEE!!!
I'm not too proud to take scraps...I'll take what ever you're giving ;)
LOVE the new collection, just beautiful!

Rafael's Mum said...

The new line looks lovely! I have no other all nighter tips rather than the allready mentioned coffee! or a nice shower to wake you up when you flag... good luck!

kjb139 said...

I love all your work and can't wait to see the new projects!! I need to take a very long vacation to get caught up on all the quilts I want to make by you!!!!

Kathy in Massachusetts

Fiesta said...

That house quilt looks like something I would love to make.
Thank you for the chance to win a lovely prize by you.

KL Smith said...

Wow so pretty! I love all of your fabric lines. what I could do with scraps!It would be so fun to win those!

Sandra said...

So excited to see your new collection!! My tip is a pot of yummy fruity tea, your favorite music in the background and before you know it the sun is rising. Good luck :0)

Melissa C said...

Love the look of the new line. No tip for an all nighter, just be careful.

Carol said...

scraps are good - coffee is good and mochas are better, otherwise anything chocolate, and maybe peanut butter for protein (like Reese's - how can you go wrong?)

Janet said...

I like the look of this Clermont Farm line. I've put both Prairie Paisley and Bar Harbor in a quilt I'm currently working on - Those 2 lines work great togther! I'd love to win some scraps of the new line :0)

Jacque. said...

Pepsi and loud classic rock or dance music. Yup, that'll keep me going for hours and hours! Love all of your fabric...always a treat to see what you come up with. Thanks for the giveaway.

julia said...

Wow...the new collection is promising to be gorgeous!
I'm only used to all-nighters in front of the computer - and the thing that keeps me up till the morning is always the fear to fail...so maybe I'm not the best one giving tips...;o)
- stretch your shoulders from time to time & walk around your table (or even around the house for some fresh air)
- don't forget to drink
- don't stop too long...it's getting really hard to resume your work once you're in 'pause mode' ;o)
- music! choose your background music well, it really influcences your concentration & mood!

Becky said...

Wow! That blue print on the pre-cuts of Clermont Farms is fabulous. I'll definitely have to ask my LQS to let me know when it's in stock.

Go easy on the coffee, tea and chocolate. Grab a quick nap if you can.

Thanks for the sneak peak!

Vicky said...

Pick me, please! I'm saving up all my M&S scraps and looking for the perfect project. You're so right - they all work together fabulously! Can't wait to read about all your new stuff at Market!

Erin in MI said...

All-nighters? Lots of caffeine and some good movies on DVD...Good luck! Hope I win!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Clermont Farms looks wonderful.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE scraps and what would be better is to win some of yours. Thanks for sharing :-)

Jane said...

I always love your fabric, so I would be thrilled to take some scraps off your hands!

Mimi said...

Well, anything you gals have would be worth getting. As for a tip for doing an all nighter...take a nap during the day. :D

quiltnmaryf said...

Clermont Farms is great. Chocolate covered pretzels work for me..crunchy and noisy. But, I find if I give in to the need for sleep and get up early, I can do better work. Good luck!

Diane(farmwife) said...

Simply love your new Clermont Farm Collection. I have numerous collections of yours and sure could use some more scraps to start a cabin quilt! As for staying up all night to quilt--never happens for me, I need my sleep, but I do prefer to get up early around 5 am and put in a good mornings quilt workout!

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

The new line looks yummy! The question for me isn't staying up late one night. It's how do I function the next day and find extra hours night after night.

Anonymous said...

Amazing how much we can achieve when there are deadlines just ahead. Drink plenty of water to keep the brain active & then you will also get your excercise getting up to go to the loo. Of course, coffee & chocolate are also must. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway. From Jenny McH

Becky S. said...

Such pretty fabric--I can't wait to see more!!!
Thanks for the nice giveaway. I love scraps!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

There is just something special about another quilter's scraps. My scraps pile up but when I have someone else's scraps I actually make something right away...

SheilaS said...

Clermont Farm is another beautiful line. I just finished 4 Flag Farm (hand appliqued) and am cutting Summer Cabins. Kari did a lovely job quilting yours-she is a real artist. I know our grand daughters will love them when they are finished!
Count me in on the drawing!

Barbara said...

Would love to be the recipient of your "scraps!" Such beautiful fabrics.
Thank you!
Barbara S.

Linda said...

Yum...scraps! Other people's scraps are always more fun to use! I'm way too old for an all-nighter!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what great fabric! If I win, I have to make a quilt for my ancestors. After the Revolutionary War ended my 5th great-grandfather moved his family from PA to Clermont Co, OH. He & his sons farmed there. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Nancy E

Dawn said...

I have some Wiscasset, that this would go really well with :)

scottylover said...

Yummy! Love the colors that you all use. Please let us know how market goes!

Sandy A in St. Louis

pdudgeon said...

i haven't pulled an all nighter, but i've pulled plenty of graveyard shifts. Start the coffee early, and make time around 3 am to go outside and breathe, or open the windows wide to keep yourself awake and energized.
There's nothing like cold fresh air blowing in to keep you awake.

and bunches of huggs and thanks comming from me to both of you for all the beautiful fabrics and patterns that you design for us.
I got my Chippewah 9 patch pattern today in the mail, and was wonderfully surprized to find an extra 'goodie pattern' that i absolutely LOVE inside the envelope as well. I had been eyeing that pattern, so you couldn't have chosen better if you tried!
needeless to say, i'd be wonderfully happy to receive any scraps or rolls or whatever you have left over from your latest line. it looks so beautiful!
pam

Deb said...

The fabric looks yummy. I've got some Bar Harbour just waiting to be cut - those fabrics do look like the perfect fabrics to go together.

Nancy Anne said...

It all looks way too good. Temptation, get thee behind me! But if some of it wandered my way in the form of scraps and a pre-cut...well, that's not the same as having yardage in my stash, right? I can handle that!

Robin said...

Yes, I have noticed that all your lines can go together. But mostly, as much as I like all the red, white, and blue. . .
you have the best neutrals.

Mary said...

Your fabric is gorgeous, as usual.
All nighters - I haven't done many since college finals - but have plenty of Mountain Dew and chocolate and loud music.
Eleven more school days and I'll be officially a retired teacher after 29 years of the little darlings. I would have lots of time to play with scraps if I won!

Seams Sew Together said...

Scraps are good!! Clermont Farm looks beautiful!!

Diane said...

The new fabrics looks delish! M&M's are my go to snack when I want to stay up late (peanut m&m's make them a healthy choice :)
...and if you realize you're unsewing more than you're sewing, it's time to catch a few Zzzzz's

Kristy said...

Only way to stay up all night is to SLEEP ALL DAY. Well, if that isn't possible...then CHOCOLATE!! The fabrics are stunning and I would love to play with them. Kristy in Ohio

Anonymous said...

oh wow! that would make a wonderful birthday gift for me!!

Jen in NY said...

Oh what gorgeous new fabric!! All-night quilting, huh? Well, all I can think of is GOOD music...fun and upbeat!

Kaye Prince said...

Yay, Clermont Farms! Can't wait to see it in real life at Market (only two weeks away, oh my)!

My tips for all-night quilting involve lots of coffee, a bag of french onion sun chips, and episodes of Lark Rise to Candleford on my laptop (which I set on the table while quilting) - it really works!

Jeanne said...

For some reason, scraps from others are much more interesting than my own. The precuts look so neat and tide while they are waiting to be used. I'd be thrilled with any. BTW, is it time for another Gibby picture?

Anonymous said...

Clermont Farm looks great and I love the colors, a bit dutch too, red blue and white. So I would love to be in your give away.
Marjan, Bonaire Duth Antilles

Anonymous said...

The fabric looks wonderfull.
Would be a nice mothersdaypresent ;-)
Marjan

Cheryl said...

Clermont Farms looks like a wonderful collection. Tip: Midnight sewing is best with a loyal canine companion at your side. Is Gibby named after Kurt Gibson?

Met Naald en draad op Bonaire said...

Clermont Farm looks wonderfull to me. They are my colors.
Would be wonderfull to win.
Marjan

Karen said...

Clermont Farm looks so wonderful. Can't wait to see all the new things. I have a favorite playlist on my Ipod that I like to listen to when I sew all night. Good luck, Karen

mj said...

I LOVE IT! All play well together. I would love your scraps pass along the pieces. Thanks MJ

Anonymous said...

Have pulled all-nighters - not for quilting but for card-making. Love the fabric and would love, love, love the scraps. Karen - from Ontario

Linda G. said...

Love your new fabs! When I pull an all nighter I go for movies to listen to and chocolate!

I am a quilter said...

my brother was called the bottomless pit at my house... we never had leftovers... he ate most everything except cheese. But left over fabric sounds like fun to me... Emily Gail

Jean AR said...

Your new fabric line is really pretty. I can't wait for it to arrive in our local shops.

Darlene said...

Oh, this looks like a fabulous line. I'm currently working with American Primer (2nd quilt) and Wiscasset(2nd quilt) - I'd love to own Clermont Farm scraps.

Susan said...

Clermont Farm is so pretty! We can't wait to see some ourselves and to touch it too. Anticipation..!

WoolenSails said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics and the quilt is beautiful.
I live on coffee, lol.

Debbie

Twyla said...

love all scraps they make the best most wonderful quilts!!

Ginny Worden said...

I'd certainly like to help you with your problem, and clean up, so I have no problem having them wing there way to me. Looks yummy, by the way.

kshackabq said...

Wow - More gorgeous fabric. Can't wait to see all your new quilts.

Bev said...

Clermont Farm is going to be the death of me...financially...I'll have to have it all! My tip for staying up late and working is to have tv friends who are interesting. I watch whole television series. Last time I had to work late (I do SEO writing) I watched the entire series, Dead Like Me. It's a good one and so is Wonder Falls or Lone Gunman. I find I want to stay up to see what happens in the series. Well, that's my tip.

I know you are tired and very suggestible so: pack up those scraps and send them my way...pack up those scraps and send them my way...pack up those scraps and send them to Bev...! Have fun at market! Cheery wave from Bev topinsales@gmail.com

Betweens said...

wow what a scroll!! this is the best way to find all the bloggers by visiting those that have commented on the giveaways!! put me in the bin would love a li'l but of Minick and Simpson in my house

Julie said...

I am not an all night quilter but I am a scrappy quilter!!! Your fabrics are always a call to down to earth "hominess" and country. I would love to win!

Nancy said...

All your fabric lines are wonderful and speak to my heart. Thank you for sharing your leftovers with one of us. I look forward to seeing all that you've been working on.

Staci said...

Clermont Farms is just wonderful! I love it already! When will it hit the stores? Good luck with the all nighters! Be extra careful with the rotary cutter!

Carol said...

That's awesome that the fabric lines work together. I would love to win a pile of scraps.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Everything you and Polly design is beautiful. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I would even take out your trash just to get some of your scraps :D

Ariane said...

Oh! I would love the pile of scraps. I could make some wonderful stuff with those. I dring a lot of coffee during the day, but then usually switch to water when I'm working all night. It keeps me hydrated and can concentrate better on what I'm doing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karin said...

luv the new line...no more all nighters for me but try coffee

Sandy said...

Love the fabric and want to go out and buy it now!!
can't wait to see your finished quilts and pictures of your booth at market.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing collection...you guys really rock!
Bev/Mo

Anonymous said...

Laurie,
I personally LOVE the fact that all your fabrics work together........a lot less thinking on my part. Is Gibby feeling a bit left out this week? No fun for a dog when Mom is sewing all day!
Jill

rebecca said...

How exciting to see the new fabric line. Tip....more coffee?

Quilter Kim said...

Wow, you are producing some mighty fine quilts. Can't wait to see them.

Sandy said...

I love all of your collections! I am not an all night quilter but, get up and walk around every half hour.

Jill said...

The fabric looks wonderful. Ideas are spinning in my head already. Would love to win!

Jill
Celina, TX

Amy said...

Yay!! A giveaway!! I don't know about you, but pulling all-nighters makes me slightly slap happy - my only suggestion is to relax and enjoy the ride - being goofy is highly underrated!! LOL

Jane said...

I'd take your castoffs!!! (Or anything else you would like to send my way!!) :)

aztel2000 said...

Boy, I would love to add the new fabrics to my stash of Prairie Paisley and Wiscasset--I appreciate
that they all work together!

Amy R said...

Oh Laurie. . . . your scraps are like precious pieces of gold~ especially with all those wonderful projects out there with tiny blocks! Why, a whole quilt of hst's would look wonderful! Your lines are always beautiful - this one as well! Congrats to you, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine here in SE Michigan~

Janelle J said...

I can't wait to see all the pieces to Clermont Farms. Looks beautiful! Here's hoping the needles keep stitching and the coffee pot is always full!

Darla said...

Your blog is one of my favorite ones to visit. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the give-a-ways!

Mrs. Darling said...

ooo! i just finished two quilt tops out of bar harbor! snd i love clermont farms!

play great music and make sure to take catnaps so that you don't have to rip everything out in the morning!

Becky said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric! My tips for quilting all night is to have lots of chocolate, coffee and up beat music. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Love the fabrics!
So I would love to be in your give away!
May

kjquilts said...

I love it that all your fabrics work together. I even have a special drawer just for Minnick and Simpson leftovers! No tips on all nighters...when I get tired I HAVE to get some sleep.

Brenda S. said...

Can't wait to see this new collection, hope I can win some. Red, white, and blue and paisley, that's why I love Minick and Simpson. You girls rock.

Anonymous said...

Scraps?? Not scraps -- small treasures!! and I'd love to have them come to my house for a small treasures quilt!

Cheran said...

Ok, that is seriosly awsome - I would love a pile of scraps - especially from you!

lynnquiltsalot said...

Love the new line, Clermont Farm. What's not to love about red, white & blue quilts??? Late night (or 2 am) snack of cookies & milk keep me going.

SarahVee said...

Chocolate, good lighting, break up the tasks, favourite music. Good luck. Would love to play with your scraps! Thanks for the chance.

Marcia said...

Long hours sewing tip. Don't cut anything with a rotary cutter after midnight. Please enter me in your drawing for the fabric.

Cathy said...

Oh, that print on top of the layer cake is gorgeous and I love that the new collection will coordinate so well with my Prairie Paisley leftovers.

Gretchen said...

Another beautiful MUST HAVE line from Minick & Simpson, I can't wait!!! M&Ms and coffee are my choices for staying up late "helpers." Best of luck and be careful with the sewing machine and rotary cutters!!!

Dee said...

My tip for staying up all night quilting is to have lots of shows DVR'd. I just play one after another. (Although if I'm up all night quilting, it's usually because I have insomnia...) Clermont Farms looks like another gorgeous collection!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your scraps or any of the packs. The fabric is beautiful!
Being a Tiger's fan, I know you must be mourning our beloved Ernie Harwell...:(
~Joyce in MI

Jo Anne said...

The house blocks look great--I want to make some. Lovely fabric.

piecemealquilts said...

I actually won a bag of scraps once, and was grateful for it! As for quilting all-nighters, I recommend music. Lots of music, very up tempo and rather loud. And an hourly dance break.

Cory said...

I would love to win a bag of your scraps. I would use them for a quilt for our church's Hugs Ministry. We make quilts, pair them with stuffies, and give them to the local fire department for kids in crisis situations. Thank you for this opportunity. Take care and God bless, Cory

schmidt1016 said...

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that your lines coordinate---all the patriotic designs you girls make need those colors. But yours are so fresh and inviting. They are very inspiring.

greg said...

I can't wait for Clermont Farm to arrive in stores! I am working on Cabin on the Shore now and it looks great.

Anonymous said...

Clermont Farm looks pretty. Would love to win.

Darlis

lizzie said...

LOVE THOSE RED ...BLUES....CREAMY WHITES ...YUMMY!!!

Anonymous said...

The fabric is beautiful, it is one of those got to have it. Sleep deprivation.....we have all been there. GOod luck!

Sequana said...

Admit it. Once Market is over, you'll be disappointed.
*S*

What a great looking new collection.

Dianne said...

quilting all nighter...I've never done it! I fall asleep early every time!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Quilting all nighters require lots of caffeine in the form of chocolate and chai latte for me! Give it a try - you can do it. Can't wait to see Clermont Farm!

KF said...

Hmmm ... a box of 100-calorie milk chocolate bars from Trader Joe's???

Carol said...

The fabrics are wonderful! And I do love how they all go together! Would love to win that drawing.
I have pulled more all nighters quilting than I care to remember. But that makes it more interesting. Right???

Amy said...

Clement Farms is beautiful! Hmmm - quilting all nighters. Big glass of tea, snacks and several movies. Send everyone else to bed.

Anonymous said...

Love your fabrics! Can't wait to see Clermont Farm. The name is really neat.

blop said...

Most people would say "crap, scraps"..but not quilters...we say "bring 'em on"!!!

RitaT said...

My favorite colors-red, white and blue.You two can take such simple patterns and make them stunningly creative. And they all would work in my house. Thanks for all the inspiration. Books on tape or a movie, coca cola and chocolate seem to get me through the all-nighters. (I still do them occasionally.)

quazyquilter said...

I love scraps! I cannot wait to see all your pictures and quilts from market.

Carolyn said...

Your new fabric line looks beautiful! My one rule that I live by for night time quilting is never use the rotary cutter after 10pm. I cut things I shouldn't after that!

Kathy Kelly said...

I love your designs and your blog!
Kathy (AL)

The NCQ said...

Am loving the new line and especially since it works with Bar Harbour! My fav!!!

shelley said...

Oh, I would love to make something beautiful from your scraps! It doesn't matter that I already have scraps of my own, right?!

Debi said...

Love the new fabrics. I could sure use those fabrics to make more charity quilts for Vietname Vets.

sewprimitive karen said...

haha I want some scraps LOL.

Nan S. said...

What gorgeous fabric! I would love to win it! Good luck with the all-nighter.

Barbara said...

Clermont Farms looks like another winning line to me. I love how all of your lines of fabric work together so well. It does make it a bit easier to make a quilt with them.

Shirl said...

Clermont Farms is another beautiful line of fabric. Thanks. As far as all-nighters. My advice, get to bed by midnight & then get up early the next day. That's what works for me as a "morning person". Good luck!

Emma said...

Can't get enough of your red, white and blue fabrics. The Clermont Farms scraps will look terrific in my next patriotic quilt. Thanks for offering your crumbs.

Judy in Michigan said...

Take a one hour nap in the afternoon and for sure you won't be able to sleep at all at night! That works for me!! Good luck with all your work - you will be so elated when it all comes together. Please share photos of your booth at market. Hope I can win some of your scraps!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I love the new line! Can't wait untill it's available!

Carol Sc said...

I have to admit, I am getting too old to pull all nighters --- they leave me functionless! I quilted with Kari's Mom yesterday --- wondered if she had your quilts yet --- guess you answered that question. I really would have liked to attend Ernie Harwell's wake at Comerica Park --- will miss his "voice of summer".

Linda said...

I am making the Bar Harbor quilt and could use some scraps etc... please, please!

Darlene B said...

Love the Clermont Farm fabric! I can definitely make good use of any scraps sent my way (if I win, of course!) dsb448@att.net

Shakerwood said...

I'm comment #199. Suppose I have as good a chance as anyone else!!

I'll take your scraps anytime!!

leelane said...

Can't wait to see Clermont Farms. Isn't Kari the most Awesome Quilter?!

Debbie Rhodes said...

I love the fact that your fabrics all work together. That makes it so easy for this color challenged person. Bless you.

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