Fellow Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild member and owner of Pink Castle Fabrics, Brenda Ratliff, designed her own fabric collection, Pie Making Day, for RJR Fabrics. It was very exciting each month at our meetings to hear about the process and see the initial runs. We were offered the opportunity to make something for her booth. We could only use fabric from the collection and RJR's Cotton Supreme solids. When the fabric arrived time was running short so I chose a pattern from Amy Smart’s "Fabulously Fast Quilts". I’d been eyeing the Modern Buzz Saw pattern for awhile and felt it was perfect for showing off the whole collection.
I had extra fabric from my bundle so I used it for a border.
This was the first time I played with selvages. It took a few tries but I love that I got the collection and designer’s name, and even the date, in there!
On the back I used the last bits of fabric to make the blades for a version of the Sawtooth Stripe quilt from Denyse Schmidt’s book "Modern Quits Traditional Inspiration". I love that this is a two sided quilt!
Keeping with the saw blade theme I quilted this with all-over jagged lines.
Can you spot my quilt in this photo of Brenda’s award winning booth? I still can’t believe my quilt went to market!
Equally exciting is that Amy Smart was there to see it and she shared it with all her followers on Instagram and on her blog! (Amy's post is excellent. If you are interested in learning more about Quilt Market I encourage you to check it out.)
This quilt is one I'm keeping. It fits perfectly in the bunk room at our camp!
Thanks to Brenda for this wonderful opportunity. A highlight of 2015!
Completing this post is a finish so I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.