Friday, April 20, 2012

Strike While It's Hot

I finally have all the strike-offs for the new line:

Beyond the Gate

These fabrics won't be in shops until September, but the buyers are ordering now, so be sure to tell your Local Quilt Shop to get some! 
I put all the strike-offs up on my design wall to look at the whole group together.  (Strike-offs are small "trial runs" of each design in the group so we can check the colors and engravings.)
I'm very happy with how it is turning out.  There are a few small color corrections to be made, but it is looking good.
 It's a good thing the people at Henry Glass are so patient with me, because this process can be a bit tedious.  I work with the wonderful Karen at Henry Glass, and she deserves a medal for all the help she gives me.  Thanks, Karen!

I just love the scroll print in this line.  I would like to make curtains with it.  (Don't know if I'll actually get that done, but it's a thought.)  The tonal print with the keys on it is also a favorite.  I know you can't see it here, but if you go to the Henry Glass website you can see the prints a little closer.

Here's a pile of other pieces that were sent before and had to be adjusted.  A little bit brighter here.  No, that green is too blue.  Do you think the outlines are the right color?  Etc Etc.

On another note, the other day I went shopping at a couple of quilt shops.  When I came home I tossed my purse and bags on the kitchen table.  (That's my Summer Slices quilt that I use as a table topper.) 
When I came back into the room, I noticed a theme here.  Hummm. Apparently I like reds and greens and yellows.

Of course I like lots of different colors, but some fabrics I just HAVE to HAVE.

Know what I mean?


heartsease54 said...

Really liking your new fabrics, I am partial to the red on white scroll and liking the keys a lot too. Will be on the lookout for this come September.

Carrie P. said...

OOO! pretty new fabrics. I like the scroll too.
Yes, it does look like you are partial to red.

Anonymous said...

I love it Jill! Let me quilt something for you so i can have some fabric!!

Natalie Clyde said...

Yes you do! Can't wait to see your new fab fabrics!