I just remembered that I hadn’t posted any photos of Houston Quilt Market 2016.

Where does the time go???

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My good friend Robin, Nestlings by Robin,

graciously offered to come along as my helper.

Chloe, my booth helper the past several years (& daughter)

took a new job that started October 31, so she wasn’t able to come along this time.

She is now working in the NICU.

I hope you never need her services, but if you do, you’re in good hands!

She is also working on her doctorate to be a Family Nurse Practitioner.

I’m so proud of her!

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My quilt-as-you-go table runners/wall quilts were very popular.

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My Tiny Dresden Seasonal Series was very popular as well.

My new favorite, Dresdens on the Square…

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I love the muted colors of my booth this market.

Several Moda designers are accounted for here:

Jo Morton, 3 Sisters, Barbara Brackman & Laundry Basket to name a few.

While there, we (quickly) took in the Dear Jane exhibit.

Robin & I are contemplating making the quilt

so it was fun to browse the color combinations…

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The reds are gorgeous, but I think I’d get tired of just using red.

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Robin’s favorite had the black heart secondary pattern.

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Leaving off the triangle border would eliminate a lot of work!

But don’t kid yourself, there are still 169 little blocks!

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I really like these muted colors.

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Interesting pattern in the gray triangle border fabric.

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Another secondary pattern with the color placement of blocks.

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It looks so different with brights!

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I like the rainbow of muted colors.

It’s pretty similar to the original quilt.

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Really like this one too.

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And this one.

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And this one…

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I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll start this quilt.

It’s quite a commitment!

What do you think?

Want to make one with us?

We’re still trying to figure out the time-frame.

169 blocks in the center and then another 56 on the border…

225 total blocks!

Just one per week would take 4 1/3 years.

What to do???

If I make the quilt I’ve decided it will be with civil war prints.

That’s in keeping with the original quilt.

For now though, I think I’ll

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

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