Friday, November 9, 2012

Artist In Motion arrival

My *named* Cutting Line Designs pattern arrived today.

I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. I always anxiously await the arrival of new CLD patterns, now that I am on auto-ship and follow Louise over on Artisan's Square.

But this is different. I got to name the pattern and supply some details for the lovely little story that always accompanies one of Louise's patterns:

Sightseeing in her relaxed tunic, Martha was keen to experience the Shinkansen Bullet Train from Tokyo to Kyoto. Weather permitting, they would have a splendid view of Mt. Fuji en route. After lunch at the Miyako Hotel, Julie knew her tunic and softly draped over-vest were perfect for biking in Kyoto, with visits to the Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Buddhist temple.

The back story: over on Artisan's Square, Louise asked if we wanted to help her name future patterns. And, of course, we did! There were lots of cool names so a vote was cast and my name came in second.

L to R: striped linen, Japanese cotton, radiance lining, burnt orange corduroy, AIM
Now I have the fun of making these two clever pieces.

And I think I have just the right fabric. I have this light-weight burnt orange corduroy. I'm thinking it would be perfect for the over-vest. Or maybe combine it with some of Louise's Japanese cotton that I have been hoarding for a while has been aging nicely in my stash.


  1. Gosh I missed that thread on SG, cut what an inspired name, and so perfect for this pattern! Here's to you having loads of fun making it up :)

  2. Oooh, what yummy fabric! This will be incredible. I'm telling you, HF's customer service sucks the big you know what. If you run into a dead end with them let me know and I'll intercede. They need some competition SO badly and I'm working on

  3. Martha, That is a cool name and I love the little story. Enjoy the pattern and the luscious fabrics.

  4. great name, I too missed that thread on SG, but have had a limited amount of time lately so probably missed a whole load more too. Love the fabrics and the pattern - look forward to seeing them made up

  5. Whatever, you do, it will be over the top!! The fabrics look wonderful.

  6. I love your story! Congratulations on being immortalized in the Artist in Motion pattern!

  7. Nice story, lots of details that make me want to know more! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with YOUR pattern.