ISLAND HOME fabrics by Natalie Barnes from ANTHOLOGY FABRICS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Where have you BEEN???!?"

"Where have you BEEN???!?"

(confessions of a quilt + pattern + fabric designer)

This is the one single most asked question of all of my neighbors.
They don't think I live here any more.
(or they think I have a very full travel calendar)
in the past, it seemed like there were two very big looming deadlines
Spring Market
Fall Market

you know the hash tag
#springmarketprep + #fallmarketprep

but these days they all seem to have run together
(hombre version of Hang Ten pattern by beyond the reef in Maker's Home fabrics)

and I couldn't be happier
is the most honored
the most humbling
the most

Spring Market
by Natalie Barnes
for Windham Fabrics

has a nice ring to it

so please forgive me for not having posted in the last three months

let's do a giveaway

I have four five inch square bundles of Hand Maker Fabrics
for four lucky posting friends

hope you'll leave a note to say "welcome back"
the same way my neighbors greet me
whether I have been gone or just home working on quilts and patterns
...and fabrics....
let me know - do you like the "fabric previews"
and "market" posts? 


(Maker's Home fabrics by Windham Fabrics available October 2017)


mascanlon said...

Just saying Hi and welcome back!

Elise said...

Long time, no see!!!!!!!

Anita said...

Hi, and welcome back!

Diane said...

I would love to win - keep working and bringing us more fabric and patterns.

Veronika said...

Welcome baaaack!! That quilt looks amazing, I super love it, and I like market posts of all kinds!

Denny1600 said...

Hi Natalie! I missed you! Love seeing what you're doing. Hi to your pup!

scottylover said...

Welcome back! I love the fabric previews and market posts, well, really any posts at all! :) Love to hear that you have been busy and that it is something good in your life that keeps you away.

Sandy A

Bev Longford said...

For sure welcome back and with such a lovey new fabric line to lust over. I do like reports on fabric and market events, I live in a small town and I am also unlikely to get to a large show or market nice to go on line to see what is happening in the quilt world. I can then make a note of what to look for when we take a trip to a larger center with some nice quilt stores.

Bev Longford

Beth said...

I'm always so glad to see your name in my In Box! A hearty "welcome back", indeed! It sounds like it has been time well spent, so I'm happy for you.

I love seeing Market posts, getting glimpses of what's to come.

carolann said...

Welcome back Natalie! This is very exciting news and your fabric is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it made up into all kinds of beautiful projects.

Liz said...

I love it love it love it! I loved Hand Maker and this one is just as gorgeous ... if not more so! I can't wait to buy it. October is so far away!

Janet M said...

Beautiful fabric! Nice to hear from you again!

Rebecca said...

Welcome back! Yes to all posts on markets. Attending is probably not part of my future, but I love the eye candy.

czwomack said...

It's so good to see your fabrics in ACTION. I especially like the various houses made from Maker's Home. Hmmm, I just read what I wrote and I'm seeing the connection. Now I want to make some houses! If you are doing such a nice give away you might want to ask us to send photos of what we make....

Carol said...

Of course welcome back. I love fabric previews and sneak peeks and market reports. If I can't be there, the next best thing is to hear all about it. And it's really really important to see fabric previews. How else would I know what to order?

Ann in NC said...

Welcome back! Fabric sneak peak posts and market recaps are always great! You had a wonderful booth at Quiltcon! Now to start working on the pattern and fabrics I bought from you!

Cecilia said...

Welcome back! Yes, I enjoy the sneak peaks and market photos.

oceanquiltere said...

Welcome back. Loveing the fabric

Jinger said...

Aloha, welcome back! Enjoy seeing what you've been working on, fabric previews, and market photos.

DeborahGun said...

welcome back and what beautiful new fabric :)

Anonymous said...

Hi and welcome back! I love fabric previews and market posts. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Anonymous said...

Hi and welcome back! I love fabric previews and market posts. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Evette Schultz Barry said...

It's so good to see your post in my 'inbox' - welcome back from your immersion! The collection is outstanding and I can't wait to see it in my favorite quilt shops. Congrats!

Abbigail said...

Wow! So nice for you to drop by! Come on in and sit a spell!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a post, especially with such a pretty quilt.
paweis at yahoo dot com

alicuz quilts said...

Welcome back my friend. Nice to see what you've been up to, congrats on another beautiful line.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks for your comments.
The four recipients of the Hand Maker fabrics bundle will be selected by the end of the day.


Kimberly Janes said...

Welcome back! Beautiful collection!

Kimberly Janes said...

Welcome back! Beautiful collection!

Barbara Forde said...

Welcome back indeed! The fabric looks fabulous.

Marilyn Fisher said...

It's good to have you back. Congratulations on another beautiful collection.

Ellee said...

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