Ashton Road was released the end of July....for my collections to release complete I like to do a "look book" for the salesmen and women to show to shop owners when they show the fabric for the first time. The look book is full of inspirational photographs and projects. Some of the projects are free pattern downloads and others are recreated Sewing Cards. I try to come up with a theme for the photo-shoot that reflects what the fabric means to me. To get the look book to Robert Kaufman in time I receive sample yardage about 4 to 6 weeks before my deadline. That being said I try to be really prepared for the projects that need to be made and the photo-shoot. I received Ashton Road in the beginning of June. In the images below you will see all the work that goes into getting ready for a release. I have some of the most wonderful staff at the Stitchin' Post and friends that help me with all the sewing and pattern writing as well as the photo-shoots. I could not do it without them!
For Ashton Road the photos-hoot had to be with the kids....it had to be outside on a summer day. The colors in the fabric remind me of candy so we created a "candy picnic" for the kiddos. Two of my good friends helped me with the shoot. We each had cameras - perfect for three kids! It was the best day and one of the funnest photo-shoots I have ever done. The images are priceless and really express the happiness and love that created Ashton Road.
Playtime Treehouse Quilt (free download).... made out of the flannel.
Vivi loves her Cruzin' Everyday Skirt....(new sewing card)
The Everyday Skirt pattern will be released at Fall Quilt Market.
Playtime Bikes.... out of the cotton sheeting. (free pattern download)
Urban Baby Quilt... (free pattern download) Flannel...
Three Times Around... (free pattern download) Cotton Sheeting...
This quilt is adapted from one of my patterns - The Zoey Throw.
That was our day.... lots of laughing... lots of sugar and LOTS of great photos!!!
This is my other new pattern coming out at Quilt Market, Diamond Lane.
I am doing the final touches for Quilt Market next weekend....My booth will be featuring Ashton Road... Photos to come....
Hope you have a great day!!!
Enjoy those little things in your life.... like laughing kids with lolipops!!!
PS We are working on getting all of the Ashton Road free patterns up for download by the end of Ocotber.