I took a risk. I created a formula for a gradation based on a "best guess." The Minnesota Shop Hop has a special fabric (Designed by Quilting Treasures) with loons, cabins, deer, birch trees and pinecones...
and the shops asked us to create a bundle to match for their give-away prizes. All I had to go on was the paper samples. Well, I have been in the paper printing industry for a long time and know that you often don't end up with what you thought you would when things go to press. Fabric is a whole different beast, and I was told there could be MAJOR color shifts in the end product. But I wanted to get a head start on formulating, so I tested a few of the colors and tweaked the blues to make them look like "lake" blue.
We needed to dye enough fabric to create 500 little fat-eighth bundles... PLUS whatever more the shops want in their stores. WHOA that's alot of fabric. And the clock kept ticking... and ticking... and no fabric showed up.
Well, a few weeks ago, we decided we just HAD to start this big project or we would never get it done in time to the shops to make projects to have in their store. Making all these little bundles, and mini rolls and charm packs is EXTREMELY labor intensive...
BUT the official shop hop fabric arrived TODAY and our Exclusive Cherrywood Minnesota Bundle matches BEAUTIFULLY.
It has taken over the studio....
If you are out of town, you can contact any of these shops if you are interested in purchasing the Minnesota Bundle or the Cherrywood MN Bundle. (Sorry, no pre-sales)
ABC's of Quilting
10 NW 5th St Grand Rapids MN 55744
Aitkin Quilts & Fabrics, LLC.
217 Minnesota Avenue North Aitkin, MN 56431
Colorz for Quilts
317 West Washington Brainerd MN 56401
Country Caboose Quilts
108 S Main St Box 10 Wahkon MN 56386
Country Fabrics and Quilting
909 S 6th St Brainerd MN 56401
Heart to Hands Quilt Shop
509 Division St Deer River MN 56636
274 Hwy 33 North Cloquet, MN 55720
The Quilting Patch
602 4th St Nashwauk MN 55769
371 E Hwy 210 PO Box 534 McGregor MN 55760