Monday, October 26, 2009

Master Quilters

















Lately I have been meeting some master quilters who are using the new Rouenneries fabric line to design some beautiful quilts and projects.
Desperate Journey, designed and sewn by Keiko Clark, was one of the first quilts I saw using our collection - and I was blown away by the details and spirit of the piece. Keiko is a Japanese quilter who has been teaching quilt making for the past seven years - you can take a class with her at the Prairie Queens Quilt Shop in San Jose, California.


Anne Sutton, of Bunny Hill Designs, designed Le Jardin, a block of the month applique quilt - using nothing but the Rouenneries line. It is a wonderful quilt filled with whimsy and charm. Anne told me that she had never designed a whole quilt using just one collection - but she found everything she needed in Rouenneries - which made me think that there was probably a good balance of lights and darks as well as small and larger prints.




I met Lynette Anderson, from Australia, in Houston - and fell in love with her work - I loved her design sense and small attention to details.

As a newcomer to the quilting business, I feel really lucky to have some of the master quilters designing with our fabric - thank you to everyone who has welcomed us into the quilt world!

12 comments:

RobynK said...

It is not often that a fabric deserves to have Master Quilters from around the world designing quilts for.
When I first saw photos of the fabric online it felt like it was the one fabric line that had been missing in my quilting life. It would appear that everyone else feels the same! Congratulations.
RobynK
New Zealand

Rosie said...

How wonderful! I could never pick out a favorite. The fun detail of the dresses hanging on the wash line certainly caught my eye, though!

somepinkflowers said...

interesting post
with
fabrics so yummy!

:-)

still loving
your new book...

want to try the red rooster,
page 77...

Karen Burns said...

Beautiful! I picked up the collection in Houston, too, and simply love looking at it for now!

Lorrie said...

beautiful designs with beautiful fabric

Carolyn said...

Here is a post showing the use of Rouenneries in quilts and other items from around the web at The Scarlet Thread I will be adding to it as I find other items--it's also a sidebar heading on my blog.

I heartily recommend the search for Rouenneries that brings us many lovely Patterns and suggestions for using these great fabrics: scroll to the bottom of the page for the patterns.

I have two projects in the works using these marvelous fabrics--thank you, Kaari!

Stacey said...

Beautiful Quilts!

I just picked up a bundle of your fabric-- can't wait to get started on a project! I have a question--- on many of the prints, there is an edging about an inch from the selvage. I'm curious what YOU had in mind for that edging? I think it's a nice touch, but I'm sure you had a specific idea/use in mind. Please share!

Jeannette said...

When I first saw this fabric "on line" it became a must have. Every year there is a fabric line that I fall in love with and order. I am waiting for it to arrive from the states.

jaybird said...

i saw the top one at the PIQF show.. and pictures just don't do it justice.. it was absolutly beautiful in person!!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

You are lucky indeed to be surrounded by such talent - the fabrics, and the palette of colors, are lovely as well. But to see what they have been transformed into...mmmmm.

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

I love this line of fabric! I tried to get some at Market sample spree but it was all gone.

Cheryl said...

I also have a collection of pieces from the Rouenneries range... all neatly folded and co-ordinated in order of light to dark. Just waiting for the first cut..... I love it so much I think I'll keep it forever bundled in a neat little pile, just to stroke every now and then :-)
I'm now looking forward to the parcel of Rural Jardin arriving on my doorstep, maybe I'll do the same with it!

Congratulations Kaari, your designs are food for the tactile soul...