International Quilt Market is a wonderful chance to meet others in the quilt industry, and when I attended the Kansas City event in May, my focus was on meeting people who had designs in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Today I’d like to introduce one of the people I saw and some of the exciting things she has going.
This is 100 Blocks designer Ann Weber of Gingham Girls, in which she’s partners with her sister Joanne. It’s always fun to meet up with Ann and Joanne because they’re sweet and friendly.
Ann has a new book out called Season’s Best: Celebrate the Seasons with Quilts. I liked it so much I picked up a copy for my personal library.
These are Ann’s projects for spring and summer.
And these are the projects for fall and winter.
And see the basket quilt over Ann’s shoulder? She told me a little secret. She ran out of time and put flowers on only half of the baskets.
What great serendipity! The quilt is much more interesting than it would be if all the baskets had flowers. This quilt is from a separate pattern called Sunny Days.
Ann’s blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks are always wonderful. Here’s her Volume 5 block, called Flower Patch.
Above is the block in a setting Ann suggests on her blog, Gingham Gazette. And below is the block in a cute table runner Ann designed.
Below is a flat shot of the quilt.
It seems certain we can count on Ann for more fun, flirty, feminine designs in the future. Be sure to check out the Gingham Girls website where you’ll find patterns, kits, fabric and notions.