Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Monday and a UPS Trunk Visited

My poor UPS driver.  He had 5 boxes to deliver today.  4 of them were big.  He and his hand truck made it to the porch.  That in itself is a feat.  Road construction........

So, guess what happened?
As I was waiting for the above mentioned UPS driver, the road construction in front of the house had stopped traffic.  Stopped.  About 100 cars with their motors running, standing still in the July heat.  Have you heard the saying - "It's not the heat it's the STUPIDITY"  Well, it's true.  Some loser started blasting his horn.  Like that would help.  Thankfully, a few other motorists and a courageous bike rider went over to talk to him before I stormed out of the house to give him my opinion on the matter.  I think it's best for everyone that it didn't get to that.

Anyway, I digress........ the 5 boxes were dropped off by my sweaty, but extremely pleasant UPS driver.  One of the boxes was barely hanging on - it practically exploded on the porch.  Fabric is like that - very dense and heavy.

Yeah! New Fabric being delivered...  Here are the first photos.  Excuse the bad photography.  Here is Grant Park by Minick and Simpson for Moda Fabrics.





 The exploded box soon was getting stacked, piled, re-stacked, re-piled onto my cutting table.  We are working on 4 new patterns with this collection.  That first stack of red fabrics has been confirmed - it will be one of the new quilts.  The other 3 are still being decided as I stack, re-stack, and ponder. What is my favorite fabric, you ask?  There is always one that makes itself known right away.  Even though I saw pictures of the fabrics in an email last month...... it's just not the same as getting them in your hands.  I would have never guess that this little unobtrusive taupe calico would become my favorite.  At least it is today.
Remember those "Orange Peels" that I was working on last week?  They have started to make their way onto a quilt.  It is far from finished.  Here is a little peak.  Except for 2 pink fabrics, all of the fabrics used are Minick and Simpson fabrics from my scrap box.  We think it has a bit of a French look to it.  What can I say, travel will do that to you.....
There is MUCH to be done still.  I'll keep you posted.  This will become a pattern and it will be available in our next batch of patterns to be unveiled next month.  Thanks for indulging me.

Laurie

33 comments:

suz said...

sigh.... I love this new line, but then I love all your lines of fabric! However, I actually have a project lined up for this - I can wait...barely.

Vicky said...

Fabulous! I want them all!!!

Pam P said...

Jumping up & down!! So excited for you and can't wait (as usual) to see more!

Sue Bennett said...

Love this line..

AJ GM said...

So mean to tease!!! Can't wait for the next installment!

journalingmytruelife said...

Awesome, wonderful fabrics Laurie. My fav already is the red with the blue flowers and the blue with the red flowers , also the blue striped..There is something about the combination of the French Provencale colors of red, blue, white and yellow. That French blue is so pretty.I was about to re do my home decor. I think I will wait now. I have in mind part of my heritage , both my grandfathers were in the Navy, an admiral and a sea captain. I love the Nantucket look and all your fabric collections help.. Head swimming with ideas now !!!Thanks

farmhousequilter8 said...

Love these fabrics!
Paula in KY

journalingmytruelife said...

I forgot to mention I downloaded your Nantucket pattern of stars and now I know just the right fabrics for it. The strange thing is , I once saw a similar quilt on a store front on the Island. It was near the Camera Store.So it reminds me of that time.

Janet said...

Thanks for indulging us! Your new fabric line looks amazing!! I love what you have done with the orange peels!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful new fabrics and I love how your orange peal is coming along, gorgeous quilt.

Debbie

Robin said...

I was immediately attracted to the light blue calico. Such a pretty line.

Melanie said...

Gorgeous, as usual!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait for these fabrics! You've outdone yourselves this time! Yay!!

woolwoman said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! - Melody

Bev said...

That is the PERFECT red! Can't wait to get some!

Cheery wave from
Bev

SharoninStitches said...

Lovely, lovely! I just got the booklet on the Dear Prudence quilt and these are the fabrics I'm going to use to do it. Thank you1!!

Margaret said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I LOVE Grant Park.I can't wait to see it in person.

Louise said...

You chose well..I really especially like that sweet little floral!

Mimi said...

so what is the name of this new line...???

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Ooh...it's Christmas in July--what an awesome delivery!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh WOW!!! It's gorgeous! And I LOVE the orange peel quilt -- can't wait to see it finished!

The Michigonians said...

Red fabric...oh so beautiful. Of course the rest are just a pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Hildy said...

Great new fabric!

moosecraft said...

Oh my! Beautiful gorgeous fabrics!!! Love the new design using the orange peels! I'll definitely be stitching that one up!

the girlfriend gap said...

Always beautiful! Happy sewing. Janita

pdudgeon said...

I'm putting my order in with Santa right now! Loving the orange peel quilt.

Kathie said...

oh I see MUST have reds in yards and yards from this new collection thanks for the preview!
Kathie

Anonymous said...

This is why I love you two so much! I haven't even gotten ahold of Winter Reds and there is more lovely red in my future. It's amazing how you keep creating.

Logan O'Bier said...

Can I just say...my jaw dropped! Gorgeous stuff!!!!

emmy said...

I've been waiting anxiously for Midwinter Reds and now another beautiful line.

kshackabq said...

You and Polly do such beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the look at them. Have fun planning and sewing!

Anonymous said...

You are one busy girl! I have to ask...do you have a housekeeper, or do you just not sleep? You get more projects done in a week than I do in 6 months! I agree with you love your pick of the grouping! SWarren

Meme from Tx said...

When will Grant Hill be in the quilt shops?

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