Wednesday, May 18, 2011

To market to market and back again...



Quilt Market spring 2011 in Salt Lake City! It was wild and wonderful and full of delirious craziness, craftiness, beauty and style! I just returned a couple of days ago, and I am just starting to wind down. I had a booth again, which is always interesting... and exhausting to say the least! My dear friend, neighbor and savior Michelle was there again to be my right arm. It was lots of fun, and lots of work, but in the end I think it was successful. As usual, there were things I learned to NOT do next time...and things I learned that I will do again. My family had to ride it out without me, which I don't think they minded at all...even though I was only about 40 minutes away from them. Michelle and I decided to stay in a hotel close by the convention center to minimize brain frazzle on the highways to and from, had we gone home every night. Besides...I was able to reconnect again with my niece and buddy Chelsea, and my baby sister Lucy, which made it so much fun to stay!

Here are a few pics of my booth...which featured my brand new colorful collection called "Lola'
s Posies" which is just about to hit the store shelves!

These shots are of my booth...which was larger than I usually do...because I could just drive it up the road a bit and drop it off. No shipping!!
Now I am spoiled, and I want to do it in SLC every time. FAT chance of that! (But maybe in about 4 years?!)

This above is a collection of some of my new organizers done up in the new laminated fabrics I have in my new collection! They are super flexible and shiny and easy-care. The organizers are designed to handle all sorts of travel, sewing, first aid, toiletry and cosmetic needs, as well as being super cute and wipe-off-able! A whole bunch of them come in one big pattern...including bags for your laptop, I-pad, and Kindle! This pattern was the hit at my booth.


These little ones are dressed up in the "Lollipop Lola" sundress, hat and shorts pattern, which is new for this spring and summer! You will be able to order this pattern really soon. I am just finishing up the final details on it now, so look for it in a couple of weeks! (Just in time for summer)


Here you can see my little fashion models wearing some of the "Day at the Park" pattern, which is available NOW! This pattern has reversible pants, shorts, capri's, a skirt, reversible jacket and a hat...all in one!



DON'T ASK ME WHY...but I had to put this tree in my booth. It was a must. I can't tell you how many times my husband tried to talk me out of it. Maybe because he couldn't park his car in the garage for a month. I don't know...but daily I would be sent links to little silk trees, or little fake palms from the internet...thinking that I might wake up and say...what was I thinking? He finally gave up. I was set on it... and it worked!

We wanted more lights, but by the time we realized there weren't enough, the stores were closed and it was the last set up day. I think it turned out OK anyhow.

You may have noticed the rain coat...that's my Santa Monica Jacket and Cap pattern, done up in some fabulous laminated cotton from my Lola's Posies collection. YUM!

This little faux bed was enticing for everyone who walked by...it's tiring walking around for 8 solid hours a day! It's just my family room ottoman with a little mattress on it and some blankets and throw pillows! Don't you love that big flower pillow in the middle???


There were so many gorgeous booths there this time, as usual, and I want to show you some of my favorites. I'll be back soon with an update on that. So stay tuned!

Happy Spring!

X0,
Lila

24 comments:

Pam said...

Your booth is wonderful! I love your patterns and fabrics. Very nicely done!

a little bit biased said...

Your booth, fabrics and patterns are beautiful! I was so glad to be able to see them and meet you in person!

Amber Johnson
Gigi's Thimble

Lori said...

Wonderful booth. I really like that pillow on the bed, is that a pattern, too?

Lizzie said...

Wonderful colours, so bright and sunny and yes, I love the big flower pillow too...
Lizzie
xxx

Cindy Sews said...

Your booth looks fabulous! Thanks for the pictures. I can't wait to see more!

Jackie said...

I love this collection of yours... so much so,that when Riley Blake asked me what new fabric I wanted to do a tutorial for them, I picked yours. Can't wait to get my project started!

I didn't know there were laminates too!

Yowser... that is fantastic=)

Dana said...

I wish I could have been there to see your booth in person! I had planned to be, but setbacks from surgery kept me home. Next time for sure!! Everything looks beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on some of your patterns and fabric!! Thanks for sharing!

Grete said...

oh...my..... I need more pictures! I'll have the new line in hand when my next market comes along and I will shamelessly copy some of your decorating ideas! It looks absolutely stunning and all your hard work definitely paid off! (And yes - my husband would try to talk me out of the tree idea as well - have to show him right now!) Hugs from Germany, Grete

Strictly Sewing said...

Love your report and booth! Thanks for giving us the scoop to those who can't go.

Elisha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVe it... So fun and bright and so my daughter.. I hope you don't mind me stealing some of your ideas to decorade my daughters room. The Colors so match my girls personallity. By the way I did make the same jacket as you have in of the pictures above I'll send you a picture soon.

Kris said...

totally delightful collection - and want to make the blouse at your sidebar..My daughter above comment about the jacket it looks nice on her -- she is hooked on your design and me too!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait for laminate fabrics - when do they come out? I need to make a diaper bag - having a baby at the beginning of August. The big flower pillow - do you have a pattern for that? Beautiful booth. Just looking at the booth and all the color just makes you want to smile - like a ray of sunshine bursting through.

Lila Tueller said...

Jennifer...the laminates come out right away. They are ready to ship now from the warehouse, so look for them in your local shop. If they don't get them soon...request them!!
The big flower pillow is not a pattern...maybe I should do a free tutorial on that. It's super easy!

Good luck with your baby in August!!

dana said...
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dana said...

I would love for you to do a tutorial on the big flower pillow!! You're so talented ♥

Deanna said...

I can't wait for the laminates!! Colors are beautiful!

rachel_ragus said...

I just love this line of fabric and your patterns. I cannot wait to try the laminates. My first project will be a changing pad for my grandson.

Do you have patterns for this bedding set. I would love to make this, especially the flower pillow.

Lila Tueller said...

Rachel,
Sorry there is not a pattern for this exact set. But my Natalie Bedding set could be used to make it with just a couple of changes. The pillow will be coming soon as a free tutorial.

rachel_ragus said...

Thanks Lila, I will try that. I will be looking forward to the pillow tutorial.

angeliaa said...

Great Colors, and A lovely booth design as well.

Tiffany said...

I absolutely LOVE your Soiree line. I started quilting last year after it had already been out for a while but I was lucky enough to find enough honey buns to make a marveous quilt and a charm pack and some yardarge for other cute projects. ... I really did not think anything could replace this as my favorite but then you came out with Lola's Posies! I just bought the entire FQ collection because I couldn't decide what colorway I liked best. This is def. right up there on my list with Soiree... keep the great lines coming! :)

canelussaka said...

Enhorabuena por tan bellas creaciones y coloridos. El almohadón de la cama, y ésta en sí misma, me encantan, y los niños van superalegres con esas vestimientas. Un saludo

solicitors scotland said...

Your laminated fabrics collections are awesome. These alls patterns are very great and really impressive. Also little fashion models are very beautiful.

Mischelly said...

No one ever told me worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just keeps you from enjoying the good.