Friday, February 17, 2012

Urban Nine Patch QAL ~ Week #2

Wanted to check in with everyone participating with the 
Urban Nine Patch Quilt Along.

I finished my blocks for the week this morning!


This is my print block I did up.  I really like the brown and cream print in this block.


And this is my solid color block.   I love orange and aqua together!!


And I'm doing up a couple of these a week....because I will need 20 blocks for this quilt.

Hope your having fun putting your blocks together and remember to share them on the Urban Nine Patch Flikr Group!

If you don't have a Flikr account, but still want to show off your blocks, you can e-mail them to me and I can add them to the group for you, just make sure to leave me a little description about them. 

And yesterday I was finally ready to go around to some local quilt shops and present my ruler and patterns.  It's always kind of scary putting yourself out there, but my good friend Pam came with me and gave me that little extra support I needed!  Thanks Pam!!!


...so I loaded up the trunk with some rulers...patterns...brochures...quilts...

....now let me go back a few days...Darci had e-mailed me asking if I would be at Sew Expo (a big sewing gig here in the NW) with my ruler and patterns.  Well...unfortunately I e-mailed her back saying I wouldn't be....booths for that show were all booked last November.  Maybe next year, right?

Wrong!


Quiltworks Northwest loved my ruler and patterns and even though they all ready had their booth ready as far as patterns and samples go, they are squeezing a couple of my quilts in for samples and want a bunch of each of my patterns along with my rulers!!  


Pam and I must have had that dumb founded look on our faces!  It really took us by surprise!  A good surprise!!


That was fun!


~Jenny~





11 comments:

Lisa D. said...

Pam stopped by Keepsake yesterday and told us about your big news. Congratulations - you've worked hard for this! I'm happy for you!

Pam said...

i wasn't dumbfounded or surprised...your work is AMAZING and i am so happy they recognized that....you deserve it!! xoxo pam

Teresa Silva said...

You totally should be at that show. Your work is amazing. I keep telling people all over the place about your ruler. I can't wait to piece some more blocks this weekend.

Kathy said...

Congrats on getting your ruler into the Sewing Expo! I am sure this is just the start of many exciting adventure you'll have with your ruler.

capitolaquilter said...

That's wonderful - I tell you - it's all the craze! How exciting to get the mass exposure. Well at least I can say I was one of the first :)

Lynn said...

Congratulations!

Denise said...

I'm not surprised...I think your ruler and patterns are so unique and fun!!! Congrats :)

Ethne said...

I KNEW it would happen sooner rather than later, and it's amazing how you've now got the first tasters out there in the quilt shows without having to book sort and show your product yourself - the quilting community is so generous with their enthusiasm to share something they are excited about - and your ruler and quilts certainly excite

Martha said...

That is so totally awesome!!! I am not surprised, I love your ruler and pattern. I am having fun putting together my Urban Nine Patch, it is so easy to do, yet looks difficult and the results are amazing!! Congratulations!!

Sharon S said...

Congrats Jenny! I know this will be BIG!

Sugar Town Quilt Co. said...

Jenny you have a little gold mine here. You took your brilliant idea and put it in a ruler and made beautiful quilts. and I just finished my beautiful quilt made with your ruler. Never sell yourself short, now get out there and sell sell sell...