I have had so many things to show & tell between my trip to California in early September and now. But I have had to keep my nose to the grindstone in preparation for Fall Quilt Market. We ran into a lot of snags along the way. It was like a comedy of errors a lot of the time...(things just kept running amok!) Big thanks to Martha Hall for making the 3 new quilts shown below.
We featured our new Teatime Floral III grouping "front & center" in our booth at market. A new panel fabric that I designed featuring North American Song Birds prompted our decorations...We had great fun with all of the little "do dahs" -- eggs, nests, lots of little birdies, some old fashioned feather trees...
The urns in the center are from the Clignancourt flea market in Paris. I bought them almost twenty years ago for my own studio (w-ayyy before French General), when I was there working on an interior design project. (So I really have to laugh when I hear back from sales reps that "this collection doesn't look like something Holly would do"--when in reality what I have done in the last year is actually inspired by some of my most treasured things).
Believe it or not, the peeling paint and rust on these antique urns is practically the same color palette as the blues and browns in TTF 3...click here for a closer comparison! The LOVE pillow is by pal Penny Sturges of Quilts Illustrated. My new Whirlwind quilt in the background features the "Song Bird I" panel fabric LH 09024. I'll be making inspiration sheets for this quilt available on line very soon.
Here's a close up of my peeling, rusty, iron garden urns...I know, I know, one person's trash is another's treasure!
Lots more soon after a little R&R.
Back in two shakes...H2