Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Full Circle

In 2007 when Elizabeth and I drove (THRU SNOW!!) to get to quilt market in Salt Lake City, I had no idea that I would return there in 2011 with the PamKittyMorning line of fabric Lakehouse! That was the year we went to the Holly's bloggers dinner with a lot super cool people. It was such a great discussion and a chance to meet a lot of people who I am sure I would never met otherwise.

Later that year Holly wrote an article in the McCall's Quilting magazine and she featured my blog! You can tell from my expression there that I was crazy excited about it. (Or possibly just crazy.)

Over the last 4 years we've done a lot of projects with Holly. Dessert Parties, 12 Bears for Christmas, we've eaten a lot of meals with her and I've gone off my nut over her fabric. Who knew that when I wrote that first blog post about meeting Holly ..

.. that one day we'd be collaborating on the PamKittyMorning line of fabric. Holly is the real genius behind this line! You guys know how much I've loved Holly's fabric in the past, particularly Dolly Dresses, those cheerful colors make me so happy and those little prints inspired by actual vintage doll dresses are so precious!

PamKittyMorning is all that and more! Holly has magically taken what I love and turned it into a collection of fabric so wonderful I could just weep with the cuteness of it. That mystery trip in January? I met up with Holly before she moved to California to get the process started. Since then I have been going back and forth to her new studio in Sausalito to work with her. Mostly me just being in awe of how she took my ideas and turned them into wonderful designs. It's been a dream working with her.

And you know what else? Who knew that on June 27, 2007 when I said "If I were to make my own fabric, a yellow dot is the first thing I'd make", some day that dream would come true.

Meet LH 110019 yellow dot on white!!!!

I hope you're going to love it and the rest of the PamKittyMorning collection as much as I do.


Blogger Suburban Stitcher said...

Yippee! So excited for you and can't wait for more!

4:05 AM  
Blogger karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations, can't wait to see it!

4:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A journey with a purpose! Who knew! I am a true believer that there is a reason for everything we do and why we meet the people we meet... see, in your case there was a reason, to make your dream come true. Congrats!!

4:48 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Cute, cuter and cutest yellow dot ever! Life really is an amazing journey especially if we are open to new people, places and opportunities! Wild cheering Pam!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Hello YELLOW Dot -- Yipee! And have you checked the SLC weather lately? At the rate spring is going, you may have a drive-through-snow experience again!!!

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Martha said...

As Walt Disney said, 'If you can dream it, you can do it'. So excited and happy for you Pam. Can't wait to see the whole collection.

6:02 AM  
Blogger Quilter Kathy said...

How fabulous! I would buy a whole bolt of yellow dots!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Jean Burke said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it - you are both so talented! Piece....

6:26 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

You KNOW how I have always embraced your idea that a yellow dot on cream or white is just about the perfect fabric! I am just so proud of you! You look tickled pink.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Oh Pam, I love the yellow dot!! Congratulations on making your dream come true.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Melissa P said...

Yellow dots are a fantastic beginning to all the beauty that is sure to follow. I can't wait to see all the pieces. So excited for you!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Your story gives me chills! I love how things work out. You are so deserving and Lakehouse is THE perfect spot for you. The only bad part of this story is the wait until we can get your collection in our stores. Thank you in advance for all of your hard work!

7:25 AM  
Blogger Lisa D. said...

Your new fabric looks really cute. I can't wait to hear more about it and see pictures of the swatches. YELLOW DOT ON WHITE!!! Oh, how I have been searching for you!!!

7:48 AM  
Blogger Annette said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing those fabrics...they will be awesome. The yellow dot is on my to-buy list for sure! Congratulations on a great and successful journey.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I can't wait to see what you've been cooking up with Holly.

I remember when you and Elizabeth made that trek to SLC through the snow. :-) I think I've been blogging too long. LOL

7:53 AM  
Blogger deb said...


7:56 AM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I'm so happy for you Pam! I will be first in line to buy some Yellow Dot in White!!!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I'm so very happy for you! How incredibly exciting!!! I agree about dots - they are the staple of a good quilt stash.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Can't wait to get my hands on some...stitching on dots rocks my world!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Lori said...

How cute!!!!! I love Lakehouse fabs have a nice little bit in my stash and polka dots are a weakness for me. ;0
Congrats and can't wait to see the whole line.
Lori in AZ

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow--you two are the perfect pair! love lakehouse fabrics and love your blog--congratulations!!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

Okay how do we get our hands on that poster. I need it. I really really do!

10:06 AM  
Blogger strawberrycream39 said...

I know I'm going to love it all. Like you I'm in love with Dolly Dresses. To see your taste combined with Lakehouse will be amazing!! LOVE the yellow dot, that is one hard to find print!!

10:11 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

It is funny how we make connections. I started looking at blogs around 2006. I started looking at your blog after reading that article by Holly. Isn't that amazing. I love your fabric. I think this is just a great niche for you and your name carries attention. This fabric will be eaten up by quilters and others.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing your designs come to life.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I can't think of anyone who deserves this more than you! Congratulations and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Oh, Pam you are so deserving and truly such a creative person! I am so excited for you and for me that will benefit & enjoy your new wonderful fabric so much!! I do have a suggestion tho ~ can you & Holly move to so CA & come play with me in my sewing studio? Pretty pretty please with lots of polka dots!!!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Congratulations Pam! I am SO happy for you!!!! I can't wait to see some of this fabric. YAY! :-)

2:30 PM  
Blogger Sharon S said...

Congratulations Pam! Can't wait to see the rest of the line & what you do with it!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Chef Mama Lori said...

Pam! congrats! I'm so happy for you. I can hardly wait to see the entire line. I am allergic to real cats, but YOUR kitties, well, I think I'd cuddle up with one any day! I've just bought my first Lakehouse fabric & love EVERYTHING they make, I do believe.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Love..yup love love love


5:09 PM  
Blogger life in red shoes said...

Seriously PKM, was there ever any doubt ;)

5:59 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Yay you :) Big time congratulations to a very deserving DESIGNER!!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Auntie Pami said...

Yeah! Can't wait to see it. I love kitties & since I'm the "other" Pam, I'll definitely have to have some! Congratulations!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

SO cool, Pam!!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I was drawn to the PINK! I'm working on a quilt using yellow, orange and pink and needed some inspiration to go beyond the blocks-thank you! Linda

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

Still catching up... WHAT??!! I did not know! So very cool. I absolutely love it and the other samples you tweeted. Can't what to get some. They are just the perfect happy colors.

1:19 PM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

Wow Pam! That is so exciting. That will be such FUN for you working with fabrics you dreamed up. :-) I just couldn't be happier for you!
xo, jenduncan

7:16 PM  

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