Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Perrito The Pug

Perrito at Market in the Batik Textile Booth.

Lee Anne, the owner of Batik Textiles http://www.batiktextiles.com/ asked me to make this 56"x66" pug quilt for her booth at Quilt Market in Houston using her absolutely lovely batiks. The pug was originally painted by David King http://www.pugcasso.com/.

Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. made a smaller pattern of this design that just came out at International Quilt Market along with several other wonderful new designs. Lee Anne loved this design and wanted me to make a larger version. I added borders which were designed by David at Bigfork Bay. He did such an amazing job of the graphics for the cover that I just used it for the border.

The new patterns from Bigfork Bay Cotton Co http://www.bigforkbaycottonco.com/ will be showing up on my blog as I make the trunk shows. Patterns and kits can be purchased from Bigfork Bay Cotton Co directly but you can ALWAYS ask your local quilt shop to get them for you! I know that Bighorn Quilts caries some of them at http://www.bighornquilts.com And by the way, the batiks from Batik Textiles are absolutely the most amazing batiks. If your shop isn't carrying them yet, tell them about them and have them look at the website. If I were a shop owner I would have the entire line.

I sound like a salesman, but everyone who knows me knows that I only promote things I love and that if I love something I think you need it too.

I had a great time making this quilt. I only wish the quilting showed up. Thanks to Traci Marvel at BBCC for all she does for me. I love you Traci!


Chris said...

This is SOOOOO cute!!! I love the color play in this quilt. You know there is an empty spot on my sewing room wall??? As always. your work is incredible.

Jeanie Kieft said...

I am just in love with this one also!!! It is so happy and bright!! I am waiting and waiting for Bigfork to get the web site up!!! I do think this one is so cute and I also have empty walls!!!

Anonymous said...

I love you too Sylvia:)
Thank-you for all you do for us!


Jenny said...

He turned out Fabulous. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Slyvia! I love your pugcasso quilt! I just got started on this pattern - it's totally freaking me out, even though I am an experienced crafter. Mostly I make dolls, felted critters, etc. so the pattern instructions are quite confusing to me. Did enlarging it make it "easier?" (as far as cutting the pieces?) Do you have any suggestions? I can't find the batik fabrics in my area (I have some) but I'm going out today again! Any suggestions would be welcome! erica@sommers.net