Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stitchin' Time

The most difficult thing about pattern  making for me is getting a good photo of my quilt for the pattern cover. Seriously, it is a pain! I have spent the evening uploading photos and nothing is coming together for me. DPI? What the heck is that? I have Photoshop, an inexpensive version, and I am constantly struggling with how to use it. This is definitely not my area of expertise. Give me a pile of scraps and watch me go! I can even write pattern directions! I just have a big problem when it comes to the covers. I would love to have someone else take over the production of the pattern covers. OK, enough whining.
 This one actually came out pretty good. I just got  it back from the printers and feel good about it. I still have to put it on my website, but for those of you who were interested in this pattern, it is now ready!

Here is what became of all the stars in the previous post.I made this one big enough for a queen size bed so I can sleep with it someday! The fabric line is Civil War Chronicles, from Marcus Fabrics. I LOVE the line! And Pati at Marcus Fabrics very generously sent it to me to play with. I loved making all those stars. They were so much fun! And I really think the sawtooth border gives it a great finish. I love pieced borders! I also love RED. Can you tell? I am naming this one Celebration Stars to honor Marcus Brothers Fabrics as they celebrate their 100th birthday!!! I for one am really glad they are still here to keep providing us with great fabric! And it just keeps getting better and better!


17 comments:

~Joan said...

Marcie, these are both bee-you-tee-ful. You know how I love spools quilts. I just got a paper-pieced spool pattern in the mail today. I must order your pattern as well.

Can't have too many spools.

onlymehere said...

Oh Marcie, to have your beautiful talent. Sigh....I'm designing a quilt of memories for my son and it's been so much fun but so scary too. I'm just hoping that it all turns out the way I hope it will. My problem is figuring out the finished size so I can buy enough fabric. I tend to over buy but I guess that's better than not having enough. I think the cover of the pattern looks nice too and that you're just being too hard on yourself.

Sew Unique Creations said...

OK, I'm drooling here girlie! Those are gorgeous!

Annette said...

The picture for your new pattern turned out great. Such a cute quilt. I LOVE your Celebration Stars. Awesome!

Janet said...

Wow Marcie you've done it again. Those stars are wonderful!! I love it with the stripes and the hst border.
100 years - I had no idea. They sure do make great fabric. And you sure know how to put it to good use.

sewprimitive karen said...

Marcie, what a fabulous name for your Marcus quilt!!! You are the Name Maker Extraordinaire.

pamina said...

Wonderful,wonderful star quilt, Marcie !

Kelli said...

Love the Celebration Stars - you've done a wonderful job! Beautiful colors!

Sue said...

Those are beautiful quilts! I love them a lot.

I don't get photoshop either and I'm still trying to figure out how to use it.

Michelle said...

Congrats on another pattern ready to go! I love Celebration Stars too!

Angie said...

Celebration Stars is GORGEOUS!! Oh you will love snuggling under that quilt, Marcie! I am a 'red' person too :). And you know I would love a copy of that spools pattern so just go ahead and stick it in the mail, would ya already???? along with an INVOICE!!!! If there's no invoice I'll be forced to return the pattern. :D

Vivian said...

Two lovely quilts, Marcie.
You have lived my ultimate dream--receiving a line of fabrics and being told to have fun and play and design. You did well!

Lori said...

Love the new pattern Marcie and the photo on the cover looks terrific! I do think there is a knack to getting good photos- I don't have it, that's for sure!

Your Celebration Star quilt is beautiful! How fun to have that to snuggle with!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Okay...where does all your wonderful talent come from?! You are incredible! As usual...late to see your post right? I just can't seem to get to all the blogs I love on time! I think the pattern is wonderful...how long is my bucket list? I've got Fish Camp waiting to be quilted and hope to get that accomplished this weekend! I'll keep you posted!

Linda said...

The Stars quilt is stunning. You are right those fabrics are gorgeous too! I think the photo on the pattern turned out great. Very clear!!

sandra said...

Marcie, I love the new star quilt! Does Marcus have any plans for it??

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh yes, this quilt is wonderful! And so you!