It’s that time of year again,
when I can finally relax a bit because all of the
deadlines for Quilt Market have been met & are now over,
I can also smile because I have 5 pretty & new patterns,
thanks to the help of my quilter, Tamara,
my photographer, Scott,
& my editors, Robin, Chris & Janet.
I love the way our booth at Fall Quilt Market turned out.
My daughter, Chloe, is now a nurse practitioner with a new job,
& she’s also a newlywed, so she wasn’t able to come along.
Luckily my sister, Lori, was able to help me this time at market instead.
Although she didn’t “speak quilt” before,
she’s pretty good at it now & she was great help!
It was great seeing our quilt market friends
& we met many new ones too.
My first new pattern that I’d like to introduce is
Tiny Dresden Scrap Sensation.
You may remember seeing this earlier,
because I actually made this first version of the quilt a year ago!
It was made with the scraps of my new Jellyroll Joyride quilt.
Aren’t the colors lovely?
This is every scrap that was left of the jelly roll after making this quilt.
If you look closely you’ll see there are 2 of each fabric scrap.
That’s because to make the Jellyroll Joyride quilt
I needed to trim just a bit more than the selvage off each end of each strip.
Call me crazy, but…
I couldn’t resist doing something fun with them!!!
Fortunately, if I was very careful,
I could cut a Tiny Dresden petal from 12 of the scraps.
That worked out perfectly so I sewed them together.
I think I reserved just the right scrap for the center.
Next I made and appliqued that to the plate.
I never get tired of making these adorable little Dresden plates!
Wanting to use more than just 13 of the fabrics,
I decided to make the center block a snowball block
(The triangles were already cut when I pieced the binding strips together.)
and then the tiniest of border was made using more of the scraps.
What you see above is the scraps of the scraps!!! Lol
I’m such a piddler…
I think you can say that I used that entire jelly roll!
For our booth at Spring Quilt Market
I decided to make several of the Jellyroll Joyride
samples from my favorite Moda jelly rolls.
So, of course I had scraps…
I finished all 4 of the Jellyroll Joyride quilts.
Do you see then hanging behind us in the booth?
I also got 2 of the tiny quilts made just for added fun.
This is where I had lots of quilt shop owners looking for their pattern!
What? I know they’re cute, but…
So, I wrote the instructions & made the pattern.
I also finished the 2 other samples.
Notice I saved the fabric collection name from the selvages?
That has come in handy over the years
when someone asks me the name of the collection in a quilt.
My wonderful pattern tester, Chris,
made this awesome version with a mini charm
of Betsy Chutchian’s Sarah’s Story.
It’s a new pre-civil war collection.
Didn’t it turn out pretty too?
When I was looking for a hanger for the quilt
I found Ackfeld’s sewing machine hanger
but it was too big.
Luckily they’re always accommodating,
& they made a smaller version just for my quilt!
Now you can buy one too & make the quilt for your sewing room.
Both the pattern and hanger are now on my website for order.
I know, they’re adorable aren’t they?
FYI, they’re fun to make too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my stroll down
TD Scrap Sensation’s memory lane.
Stay tuned for the other 4 new quilt patterns.
Just Keep Sewing…