Fall Market 2016

It’s hard to believe Fall Market 2016 has come and gone!

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Many years ago, we lived in a charming small town with a street that was always beautifully decorated for the holidays.

I have many warm memories from our time there and it is what inspired me to design my new Contempo fabric line for Benartex,

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filled with little houses…

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cars, bikes…

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sweet little snowmen, and lots of snowflakes!

The collection includes a panel with a happy skating snowman.

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I will be releasing several new Mulberry Lane patterns and a coordinating embroidery collection with OESD early next year.

One of the fun things to happen at this Market, was that our Benartex Contempo booth, shared by my friend Amanda Murphy and I, won 2nd place!

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 Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday Ride…

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week and 2015 is almost over! It’s been a crazy and very busy year, but a wonderful one! Fall Market in Houston was just a few weeks ago and it was such fun visiting with friends and being surrounded by so many amazing people and their beautiful work.

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I shared Benartex’s Contempo booth with my friends Amanda and Sara. New patterns for my new line, Sunday Ride, are on the back, left side, Amanda’s beautiful Christmas line, Sparkle, is on the right, Sarah’s gorgeous line, Transformation, on the front, left side, and on the right you can see Michelle’s Fresh Bloom.

But this time it was really hard to go…

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 My sweet Emmie came home just 4 days before I had to leave for Market! She’s a miniature Schnauzer and is a whole 4.6 lbs…

Sunday Ride was inspired by bike rides with my children around our neighborhood…

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I really enjoyed making these new designs for Sunday Ride and working with this fun, vibrant line.

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Sunday Ride will be in stores in February, and since you stopped by today, would you like to make one of these quilts? They’re super easy and have a touch of hand embroidery to add a bit more detail. I’d like to give a pattern to 4 of my sweet visitors. To enter, leave a comment and tell me which one you like best and why. I’ll choose a winner on Thanksgiving, 11/26 at midnight. I’ll also include a charm pack sampler of Sunday Ride.

Hugs,

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Thanks everyone for stopping by and entering!

The winners are: Carol, Sue Ellen, Mello, & Ashley

Christmas Blog Hop

With just a little over 21 weeks until Christmas
and a very hot summer,
it’s the perfect time
to start working on those holiday gifts and decorations.
Melissa from My Fabric Relish
made this beautiful card organizer
with my Frosty Forest panel

as part of the Christmas in July Blog Hop
hosted by Benartex’s Sew In Love blog
For beautiful inspiration, tutorials,
and great giveaways,
visit the hop participants:

Santa Sack by Chris from Made by Chrissie D
Tree Skirt by Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts
Throw Pillow by Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation
Kristen from KD Quilts
Melissa from My Fabric Relish
Nikki from The Girl Who Quilts
Wendy from Ivory Spring
                                                      Hugs,

Frosty Forest

So, while working on Celebrate the Seasons,
I was also creating my new Christmas line with Benartex,
Sammy, my sweet little owl from Night Owl
and his woodland friends were the inspiration for this fun
and vibrant collection
Frosty Forest was released last Fall at Quilt Market in Houston
and you can find it in stores now.
I created these three new applique patterns using the line,
Frosty’s Wonderland, a twin size quilt
Let it Snow, a tree skirt
that would also look awesome as a round runner
and Frosty, a wall hanging…
… I LOVE snowman and just had to have him!
….after that came….
Well, I’ll be back soon,
but I better focus… have several new patterns
to sew up for Sprint Market in May!
Hugs, Cherry