Think Pink! Think Market!
Think Something – Anything – But Market!
This is an antique Drunkard’s Path quilt I found on Pinterest. It’s pink. It’s pretty. It’s in!
I think you can guess that given a choice of subjects for today, I’ll go with the first one. It’s October and since 1985, it’s been celebrated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But did you know that the pink ribbon symbol didn’t come until several years later?
In the fall of 1991, The Susan G. Komen Foundation had given out pink ribbons to participants in it’s New York City Race for the Cure. Two years later, Evelyn Lauder of Estee Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as it’s symbol. If you watched any National Football Games over the weekend, you probably saw lots and lots of pink.
We were laughing about that this morning and that led us to asking how much “pink” we had in the office – meaning in the sample room and notions building. There is some pink fabric – but pictures of pink Bella Solids didn’t seem as interesting as notions.
That’s the Sewline Gift Set, it comes in a pretty pink case. Do you use marking pencils? Someone asked me recently if I did and I have to confess that I don’t. I use the Micron fine markers for drawing lines and unfortunately, they don’t come in pink. Red, but not pink. (Who do I see about correcting that?)
I do like glue pens and Sewline’s is my favorite. I’ve been using them to hold zippers in place while making zippered-bags, and for turning under edges for machine-applique. (I’ll show you the circle quilt I just finished this weekend when it’s back from the quilter.)
There were a lot – more than I would have thought.
In no particular order:
- Pink Porcupine Bobbin Holder by SmartNeedle
- Pen Style Chaco Liner in Pink by Clover
- Magnet Pin Caddy by Clover (I really like that this comes with a cover.)
- Clover Pink Wonder Clips
- Tulip Bobbin Clamps – for bobbins – by Smart Needle
- Bobbinis – for affixing bobbins to the tops of spools of thread – by Smart Needle
- Peels Spool Huggers – for wrapping around spools to keep thread from unwinding – by SmartNeedle
- Desk Needle Threader
- Fiskars Designer Premiere Bent Scissors
- Sewline Snippet Scissors – 5 1/2″
- Lots of pink thread by Aurifil and Star Cotton
Just so you know, the Peels, Tulips and Bobbinis only come in packages with blue, green, orange and pink. I just pulled out the pink ones.
Do you know what this is?
I know. It says it’s a Simple Seam Wheel. They used to be pretty common in quilt shops… back in the day when templates were used for piecing a lot. They’re not so easily found now but Jen Kingwell uses them all the time so she found a source and now sells them. They’re very nice – heavy, thick and with a big enough hole for most pencils to fit into easily.
What’s it for? It’s used to mark a 1/4″ seam allowance with templates – the sort used to make quilts like these…
These are from Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein. The quilt in the upper left corner is the La Passacaglia quilt – fussy cutting required, templates required. There’s also a gorgeous Millefiori Quilts 2 book… that Willyne is a busy girl.
That’s enough fun for me… I’ve got a binding to finish for Karen and some log cabin strips to cut. And a backing to piece.
Pink is good but I need to think about that middle thing now.
Which reminds me… in addition to pictures of new things from Market, is there anything I should put on my list as a “look for”, “must see”, “get a picture of”? (I need lists these days of I forget things.)