Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company Blogs for HG

Hello… wait. What am I supposed to call you? The Hip Hop Henrys? The Henry Hotties?

Hey, I like that one!

So let me introduce myself. My name is Carrie and I’m one of the new girls in the Henry Glass neighborhood. I work for the Divine Miss R. Now that Rosie has her name on the selvage of some fabric, she’s decided that she deserves a more appropriate title.

Speaking of titles, I’m an informal kind of girl so please call me “Carrie”. And just so you know, I won’t hold it against you if you call me “Rosie”. Everybody does.

The folks at Chez Glass have asked me to come by and introduce Fresh Palette, the first fabric collection from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. and Henry Glass. The finished fabric has finally arrived and oh my, it sure is pretty.
I have to confess that I don’t know which part of the fabric arriving on my doorstep was the most exciting. Seeing the finished fabric or just getting the box itself! It isn’t every day that I get a big box from South Korea ~ even the FedEx man thought it was exciting. Then again, maybe he was just humoring me… that kind of thing happens a lot around here.

But I’m here to talk about Fresh Palette, right? It came about from a piece of vintage fabric, a very large scale floral print in tan, rose and a creamy beige sort of shade. Well, that’s how the print on the fabric got started. This all started with an idea for the kind of quilt I felt like making, a quilt that I couldn’t find the fabric for. Don’t get me wrong, I could find all sorts of beautiful fabric but nothing that was “just right” for my imaginary quilt. I felt a little like Goldilocks.
So I did a little bit of “reverse engineering” and tried to picture what the fabric in my imaginary quilt would look like. The color came first, then the prints. And that’s how Fresh Palette came about. I didn’t have a specific quilt design in mind but I wanted something simple. This went to the quilter this morning.
As for the name, that was the hardest part! I wish I had a story for it but it comes down to this – these are the words I kept using to describe the color scheme and the “feel” I wanted the fabric to have. But I’m getting better at this naming thing, the next collection is going to be called “Nine Dots”. It has a story. And you’ll have to wait a little while to hear it.

See you next time. For More information about Carrie Nelson and her designs check out her website at http://www.missrosiesquiltco.com/

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Sherri said...

LOVE the Divine Miss R...maybe I might have to start calling my lab the divine Mr. B...anyway...love the fabric...and can't wait to see the next line too (and of course hear the story)!

passingdowncrazy said...

I'd probably buy anything as long as it has Miss. Rosie's name on it!!! It will be gorgeous. Guaranteed!

Megan said...

Commenting again. Lovely fabric!

krisgray said...

The new line looks lovely and romantic!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

The fabrics are GORGEOUS!
Greetings from Norway :o)
Laila

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love Carrie's patterns and her new fabric line....gorgeous!

The NCQ said...

Love, Carrie Nelson, Love Rosie and love the new line of fabric!!!

Cathi said...

The fabrics are wonderful!! I can't wait to see the dot line and hear the story!

Erica said...

Love it, the Divine Miss R. The fabric is divine too and I would love to have some!

Missy Ann said...

Love it. Red & aqua are must buys for me. I've completed 4 quilts so far, and have 3 in progress. Of those 7, 2 are red and aqua.

paulette said...

I'm hoping that I am in the right spot...is this where I leave the comment to get into that wonderful Give Away?? If so...I would LOVE to win!! Thanks so much for the chance!
Paulette

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

One of my favorite pattern designers is Carrie. I've made manny of her designs so I'm anxious to get my hands on her fabric too.

Kathy said...

Love the checks most of all - so small and cute! I do agree that if I was a designer it would be hard to pick between the fabric and the excitement of the fabric arrival. Great collection, please keep designing!

Nancy said...

so soft and pretty...love anything by the Divine Miss R...

peggy said...

Hope to hear soon that I won this beautiful fabric. In the meantime, whoever does will be such a lucky girl.

peggy said...

Love the opportunity to win this great fabric and patterns. Thanks.

Y's creations said...

Love the fabric, it will make a beautiful quilt.

Terry said...

I love all your patterns and the fabric is beautiful too! :0)

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

Beautiful collection! I'd love to try some quilts with it.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm not the only one who will say it but just have to....Love it! Anything Carrie touches...golden in my book!

Beth said...

Love the Fabric very much!!!!
and Miss Rosie's patterns.....

Dianne said...

love the new fabric...and that quilt...and i always love hearing your "stories" behind each creation. those are the best!

Donna said...

Carrie:

Beautiful fabric! Looking forward to see your next line too!

Sherri said...

There!

Sherri said...

There!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Commenting again on the lovely fabric, etc. giveaway.

Melinda said...

Great fabric - would love to win some.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Carrie sent me :-) I love the fabric!!! Thanks for entering me is this sweet giveaway!

Auntie Pami said...

I would love to win! 52 Schnibbles! And I would love some selvedges for my big big jar with Miss Rosie's name on it.

suekantor said...

Carrie sent me...your fabrics are gorgeous!

Sue K

suekantor said...

Carrie sent me...your fabrics are gorgeous!

Sue K

Nancy Anne said...

My fingers are still crossed - harder than ever! Hope to see this fabric (and those wonderful patterns) showing up on my doorstep.

Joan said...

I love your patterns and beautiful fabric line. Thank you for the opportunity.

Rita said...

I left a comment on your blog also. Thanks for the opportunity.

rachandcarl said...

wow, great prize

Lee Ann said...

Hello, Thanks for telling me about this blog! Awesome!

annieb said...

Love the fabric, and the whole prize package...please enter me for the draw.

Mia's Cottage said...

love, Love, LOVE it!! Can't wait to make some pretties!
Donna

Heather said...

Awesome fabric Carrie!!

Karen said...

Carrie, your patterns are wonderful....your new fabric line "Fresh Palette" would be stunning made up with one of your patterns! I LOVE it!

Karen

CJ said...

Loving this new line!

jillquilts said...

Love the fabric!!! It's just gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person!

tnthomas1 said...

Love the new fabric!

kegabrat said...

I love the colors and the feel of "Fresh Palette" . . . and I really love Miss Rosie's patterns . . .

if I don't win . . . I'll be buying it . . . because I know I want it all !! . . . LOL

bobbie23nc said...

I think "Fresh Palette" is right up my alley. I look forward to cutting it apart and putting it back together again.

Penny said...

Love this fabric. I want to win it. Left comment on your blog too.

Sequana said...

And here I am, coming over from LaVieEnRosie to say how much I LOVE this new collection.

Deb said...

Loving all of the fabric "Divine Miss R" , well thats what I get called her by friends -D.M Deb,
I feel its only fair to send the fabric etc down under then Carrie, don't you???

mingdai said...

I love the new line of fabric. I also love your Schnibbles, too!

Ming

Penny said...

"Fresh Palette", how aptly named. Maybe this will be my first win, just maybe, but I am hoping. Thank you Carrie, you are beautiful!

Everyday Quilter said...

Love this range..drop dead gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Left my wish here! Has Rosie learned to bind yet?

Mira said...

The fabric is GORGEOUS! :)

Yvette said...

YUMMMY!!!!! I adore that fabric. It would look fantastic on any Schnibble pattern.

Carol said...

Great new line and a wonderful quilt to go with it.

Gretchen said...

Visiting over here! Thanks again for the great giveaway. I see a lot of Schnibbley possibilities in Fresh Palette.

Carol said...

this would be a great bundle to win and play with! such possibilities!

Bari Jo said...

Count me in on the giveaway! Would love it! Thanks! Bari

VickiB said...

The colors are beautiful!

CaraQuilts said...

Love all your work Carrie! These fabs are adorable!

kathy said...

Beautiful fabric!
Kathy

Melissa C said...

Love the fabric and Miss Carrie's patterns. Can't wait to hear the story for the next line.

Cindy said...

Love the colors in the new line - it is very "fresh"!

kjquilts said...

Love this fabric!

Polly said...

Carrie, your new fabric line is gorgeous! I was just waiting for you to get into designing fabric! I knew you'd be just as good at fabric designing as you are at designing quilts! What a creative diva you are!! GOOD JOB YOU!!!!! Polly

shelley said...

I was over there and now I am here! Hoping to win some beautiful fabric or new patterns, but the best win will be meeting you on Friday! See you then!!

janet chrzanowski said...

love miss rosie and schnibbles

Rhonda P. said...

Just ran over from LaVieEnRosie. She sure is having a great giveaway!

Dee said...

Beautiful fabric and I think the name fits it just right.

LK said...

How much fun!!! I can't wait to see & feel this new line!!!

Kathy said...

Very, very nice!

Diane H said...

Oh my that's beautiful fabric! Very exciting - congratulations all around.

Becky said...

Congratulations to you and The Divine Miss R! Thanks for the giveaway.

sunny said...

Love the Fresh Pallette!

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabric collection - looks wonderful! - Marlene

Coleen said...

Love the divine Miss R and the fabric is beautiful too!

Cathy Burk said...

Love to Miss Rosie from my puppy, Mr. Schnibbles. (He's just a little guy, so he's a little Schnibble.)

Peaceful Piecer said...

best giveaway ever
! thanks for a chance to win

Joanne said...

Beautiful fabric!

Cindy Anderson said...

The new fabric looks great.

Andee said...

I am one of Miss Rosie (and Carrie's) biggest fans! Thanks for the chance to win!

PEGGY said...

That fabric is awesome. Please enter me into the drawing.
Peggy in NJ

Shannon said...

What a lovely line of fabric. I love the soft colors. Thank you for the chance to win some. (oh and the other things too)

The One and Only said...

Thanks again for the stellar giveaway. Crossing my fingers and toesies!

MoeWest said...

Fresh Palette is very nice! Love Carrie's patterns too.

Nancy in WI said...

Beautiful fabric! Nancy in WI

Stitched With Prayer said...

Ah Carrie, using an imaginary quilt as inspiration for your new fabric line...well, as gorgeous as the fabric is, I can only imagine how magnificent the quilt was, or is! Well, I think I will slip on my imaginary 'Ruby Slippers' and click my way back to your blog...'there's nothing like rocks...there's nothing like ro...no wait, that would be Rosie's mantra. Ah well, maybe I will just click and go without chanting anything. 'POOF'

Leslie said...

Gorgeous Fabric...love the colours...and congrats to Rosie!

Cyn said...

Love the new fabric and that the Divine Miss Rosie's name is on the selvage. :-)

Can't wait to see it in person!

Cynthia

LesQuilts said...

Hi Carrie!
I love your new fabric, I love the colour and print combinations you choose!
Can't wait to see it in stores, unless, I win the giveaway!
Already left a message on your blog.
Take care, Leslie

Susan said...

Love this fabric! Commented here and there! ;)

Brenda said...

Lovely fabric.

Janet said...

Gorgeous fabric line from a great designer of wonderful patterns!

You Name It said...

Love the new fabric!

carol fun said...

Great fabrics and a great quilt - a winning combination! Congratulatons Carrie !

LymeRicky said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love the new fabric!

Strlady said...

What? Another line? I love it!! First I need to get my paws (no pun intended) on Fresh Palette. I'll fondle it for a while and then I'll be ready for Nine dots. Congrats on the new line, Carrie!

Kim said...

LOVE the fabric!

Grams said...

A very very gorgeous line of fabric.

vail in tn

Julie and Edie said...

OH, this new fabric looks scrumptious! I can't wait to get some!! Julie stchsluv@aol.com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Carrie's new fabric is so beautiful; I can't wait to see it in person.

call me crazy said...

Beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story. :-) Thanks for the chance.

Jacque. said...

Carrie, I love the story of how this line came about. Spot On! Great giveaway...thank you.

Crafty Mama said...

LOL, I just the divine Miss R. What a diva;-)
I can't wait to get my hands on some of this beautiful fabric. I just love all the colors!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful fabrics! Carrie Nelson is the best!

Pokey said...

Beautiful! Please add my name!

Michelle said...

Great giveaway Count me in!

Carol in E TN said...

These fabrics are so yummy! Would love to have them!

Becky said...

I love the fabric! I'm going blog hopping right now to find the perfect quilt pattern!

Jayme said...

Jayme C: I totally love this fabric, so I really hope I win. Thanks for such a great giveaway!
jaytensen@gmail.com

chook said...

oh I ran over as fast as I could please enter me in the draw
hugs Beth

Annelies said...

Such a sweet line...and would I love to win, you BET!!!! I also left a comment on Carrie's blog. Now trying to keep my fingers crossed and toes too!!!!

Béa said...

I really love this charming collection. Congrats Carrie and big kiss from France.

Ned's Place said...

Wow just love the new fabric collection,it is really very Fresh and new.

cheers Nerida

Kate said...

Gorgeous fabric :-)

gill said...

Gorgeous colours!
Can I play from the UK??
Gill

Anne D said...

The fabrics are gorgeous!!!

Jewel said...

Carrie is the best and you need to follow her blog becuase she is a hoot... want the fabric so much!

Ginger Patches said...

So so pretty!! The Divine Miss R...love it :)

Sandy said...

Love your beautiful fabrics. Can't wait to get some.

Kathie said...

well MIss Carrie (and YES MIss Rosie too!) I would love to win the fabric but even more importantly to me is those patterns I have been drooling over all the Schnibbles patterns around blogland the past year wanting to make so many of them....now I would be able to if that collection of patterns winged it way to my house.
PLEASE!!!! and yes I will use your fabrics for a special one to hang in my sewing room.
Kathie

Madame Samm said...

She leads, I follow...anything Carrie puts together is surely to have us all over the top with envy, and "whispers" of I need to do that one now with this...
Blessings and to the rest of the story...go on...I am listening..
madame samm
( hello Miss R)want to cuddle..

Cindi said...

Love your new fabric. Looks like the 'Divine Miss Rosie' has been keeping you busy.

Chookyblue...... said...

Carries fabrics are great.........

Lynn said...

I'd love to win!! Love your pattens and I am sure I'll love your fabric.

Barbara said...

Came from Miss Rosie's blog...this is the first time on this site--- great!
Barb Powers
barbpowers77@gmail.com

KaHolly said...

I have a couple of your patterns and one of your books. Your new line is gorgeous! I'm here from your blog!~karen

Lisa said...

I would love to have a chance to play with those fabrics!! Love the colors!
Lisa

Deb said...

Here from Miss Rosie's site - love the new fabric line!

Marianne said...

Beautiful fabric, Carrie and Rosie! Cannot wait to get some. Now onto make my other comment!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Fresh Palette is beautiful! And Miss Rosie's name in the selvage! Even better:) Thanks for the chance to win.

Shelley said...

Fresh Palette is a terrific name for a line of fabric!! Hugs to the Divine Miss R for her creativeness :) LOL! Oh, the things I could do with this fabric!

Deb G. in VA said...

Love your new fabric!

Helen said...

Congratulations on you new line! It's lovely. And looks wonderful in the quilt in the photo.

Becky said...

I love the concept of creating something when you can find what you "need." Reverse engineering, reserve creativity :) Waiting for the story of Nine Dots. Divine Miss Rosie, YES!

Becky said...

I love the concept of creating something when you can find what you "need." Reverse engineering, reserve creativity :) Waiting for the story of Nine Dots. Divine Miss Rosie, YES!

Qubie said...

Great new fabric. I want to win that project bag.

MamaBagel said...

It will be so much fun to make one of your patterns using Your fabric!

Karen said...

Love the line!

DebrafromMD said...

Love the new fabrics and I love Miss Rosie's patterns too!

Lori said...

What gorgeous fabric!

Angela said...

Lovely fabric! It is very cheery!

Dee said...

Love all Ms. Rosie :). I can't wait to see it in person. Thanks. Left a message at Carrie's site also.

Ruth B said...

What an amazing and generous giveaway! Whoever wins this will be doing a happy dance for sure!!

Mary said...

Beautiful fabric. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Mary

Wendy said...

This is a great giveaway. I'd love to be the winner.

Megan said...

Hooray for Carrie! I'm so excited to see more finished quilts for market! Just keep stitchin'...

Denise in PA said...

Great giveaway! The fabric is beautiful o:)

Gay said...

I too would buy anything with Miss Rosie's name on it. Just leaving a comment on this site.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous fabric...I need some!

James-Linda said...

THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
SUCH SWEET FABRICS!
LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

that ninch said...

*waving* at you from the UK. Loving the red, and the flowers in the boxes--so cool and fresh.
Hazle

Sofei said...

Love the new fabric. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

SoozeM said...

Mmmmm your fabric is just divine!!! I have left a message on your blog also :)

Michele said...

Sooo excited about this line!

luvtoquilt said...

I LOVE Fresh Pallette -- thanks for the chance to win!

Jackie said...

Love it!

Mary said...

I love this collection and all of your patterns! The colors here are just what I've been looking for.

Kristin said...

Ohhh, I will have to dig into this fabric line for sure!

Natalie said...

Beautiful fabric! Love it--thanks for the chance!

Julie said...

Pick me pulease! I can't wait to see them in person.

Maria said...

Such a beautiful group of fabrics! Will make for an awesome Schnibbles quilt...

Mama Spark said...

Love the fabric line!!

inese said...

I would love to win the beautiful fabric from Carrie.

Chris said...

loving the fabrics - saw them on carries blog!
Chris x

Loris said...

Rosie's right :-) She deserves the hugs and love and special treatment. Just look at the gorgeous fabric she inspires! Carrie, I'm so glad you went for your fresh palette because it is wonderful! With all the beautiful fabric out there, this collection still commands a place at the front of the line. Love it!

Anette L said...

Lovely fabric!

Ms. Jan said...

Adorable fabrics!

Tami in Tucson said...

Wow beautiful fabric- just came from carries and rosies site - so many goodies - count me in- its so great to see my fellow arizsonian getting even more famous (if thats possible)
tami in tucson

Kaoru_2000 said...

Lovely work, as always....

Cynthia said...

I'm here....been "there".
Love your new line of fabric ... congrats are in order!
Any chance for a sneak peak on the new line? Na? Didn't think so!

~Michelle~ said...

ah, Carrie is great, I would love to see her fabric IRL in my hands! :)

Jo Anne said...

Beautiful new fabric line.

Judith said...

I am so in love with the fabrics.

Quilt n Queen said...

I would sew luv to win this fabulous giveaway. Love Miss Rosie. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilt Monkey said...

I'm a huge fan of Carrie's patterns - can't wait until I can get my hands on some of her fabrics!

Karen said...

terrific fabrics and the quilt is wonderful .. can't wait to get my hands on some! Also will be anxious to see what you come up with next!

Bowbailey said...

What beautiful fabric! I can't wait to see it in person and decide which Schnibble to make first with it.

Sew Much More said...

Love your new fabric line. Can't wait to see what you have planned next.

Sharrieboberry said...

Super cute. The colors do have a vintage-like hue. I love it!

the ark said...

Great quilter and great fabric designer...what more could a girl ask for?
Tricia

manuela said...

Hi!
Nice fabrics, love the colors!

Monica said...

Who doesn't love everything Carrie and Rosie do?! I love the new line as soon as I saw it on Carrie's blog. I can't wait to get some of it.

Maria said...

Second comment. Love the fabric.

Judy in Michigan said...

Love Miss Carrie and Miss Rosie and her fabric is wonderful as are her patterns. What a great combo - Henry and Carrie!!

Amy said...

Please, pretty please, design more!

homesteadmom3 said...

You did a great job on your first fabric pattern Carrie! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Linda said...

Companion comment! Wonder how many Schnibbles the fabric bundle will make?

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

super cute as always!!

jahogan said...

Lovely fabrics. Would love to win the giveaway. I've just ordered your book, Schnibbles 2 and am sure I could find a pattern or three that the fabric would look great in.

SarahB said...

Beautiful! Such happy and soft colors!

Annabelle said...

Such a lovely line. Great work for yall's first line together. Henry Glass & Co. has a lovely group of designers.

Gail said...

naming designs is sooo hard but naming fabric must be harder!

Karin said...

the fabric is WONDERFUL and you are so generous to offer this giveaway! I would definitely put it to good use :)

Lesly said...

Gorgeous fabric my Miss Rosie! Throwing my hat in the ring for the giveaway!

Patty said...

Love it!

Enter me to win!

tami said...

Beautiful fabric.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Came over from Miss Rosie's blog to let you know I love the fabric. I can hardly wait to see if I am the winner of the gorgeous fabric!!!

Arlene said...

Miss Rosie is cool and so is the fabric line.

Chelle (Dana) said...

Miss Rosie is divine! The new fabric line is refreshing and of course, looks so great for loads of schnibbles patterns.

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