Monday, October 29, 2012

At Fall Market 2012!!!

We had an amazing and inspiring time at Fall Market this past weekend and we are just bursting with amazing things to share and show you!!! The creative wheels are turning in our minds as we are already dreaming up new projects and programs to offer to you that we are sure you're going to love, but we bet these images will inspire you to create something incredible of your very own!!! That's why we love going to see all the new ideas from these incredibly gifted and creative people, and spreading the beautiful wealth onto all of you!!!
The Moda Booth had some fabulous quilts made up with the bright and modern Bella Solids!! There's a fun and sort of whimsical simplicity to just using great solid colors in palettes that get your heart racing that makes for a special kind of quilt! Inspired to start playing with more solids when we get back from Festival!
And I just died over their adorable vintage trailer display!! Such a cute idea for showcasing the new Glamping collection!!
Sweet and simple, yet BOLD inspiration from our friends at Michael Miller! I love the idea of mixing some fabulous and bright prints for an oh-sew-easy strip quilt which you could make big enough for a lap quilt for cuddling up and watching movies, or a tad smaller for some amazing wall art!! Then add a bunch of throw pillows and some fab curtains and you've got a designer looking room that's all your own!!
Patty Sloniger's newest two collections for kiddos, one for girls and one for boys, was TOO cute! Last year her duo collections were Backyard Baby & Bella Butterfly and we think they are perfect for nurseries and all things your little ones will need!! I am especially fond of all the little ties she made with these super cute prints!! She has a great eye for color!!
And of course!! The amazingly talented Amy Butler's booth was nothing short of GORGEOUS!!! We are just so thrilled with where she is going, especially with her free, online magazine project Blossom that we got to hear a bit about in her schoolhouse but we'll share more about that a little later! Some of the Cabbage Rose girls even got to model for Amy's presentation and they had so much fun prancing around in her beautiful designs! Her incredible decor, fashion fabrics and quilting cottons for Alchemy are just SO beautiful!! We can't wait to get the rest of them when they release and for you all to see them!!
And Parson Gray's new line is too cool! Awesome for making everything for the stylish and rockin' men in your life! The color way still works with his first collection Curious Nature and they'd both be great for making quilts and home decor for your son's first form or apartment or your boyfriend's converted loft! Cool ladies would look chic as can be in skirts made out of these awesome prints! The earthy tones mix and match with everything!
Totally fell in love with Anna Maria Horner all over again! Here fabulous and funky designs are not only riddled with rich colors and textures, she truly is infusing her creative voice throughout every little thing she touches and as a result we're seeing a more complete aesthetic that looks more and more "Anna Maria" all the time! We're all really excited to get our hands on the new patterns she told us she was working on...and especially can't wait for her gorgeous new Rayons shipping in the next few months!! I am making the Musuem Tunic the minute they land in the shop!! In fact, she has tons of amazing FREE PROJECTS that I'd love to make, you should totally check them out!
We are really excited about Sew Liberated's new designs for the coming season!! They are doing something I think is an awesome idea and creating how-to videos for each of their patterns that you will be able to access online with a key code once you've bought your pattern, so it's basically like you have a private toutor showing you step-by-step how to sew your brand new dress, pants or whatever! How great is that???
I was really happy to see the modern and simple design aesthetic by Green Bee! This mother-daughter duo makes super super sweet clothing patterns for the little ones and modern ladies that are perfect for showing off your favorite fabric prints! Or you can keep your kids looking as sharp as ever in some sleek solids! Lots of the duds in their booth were made up in Alexia's (the daughter) hubby, Rob Bracroft's cute fabric collection MicroMod! What a talented family!
There are some BEAUTIFUL new collections from Art Gallery coming this year and we cannot WAIT to get our hands on them to start creating cute clothes, bags and more!! Art Gallery has this way with creating prints perfect for fashion and that inspire us like nobody's business!!!
Like this incrdible new collection by Bari J!!! Such lovely colors, interesting prints and the perfect balance of feminine and fun!!
If you love Black, White and Gray, you will absolutely LOVE Mystique by Lila Tueller from Riley Blake!! These prints are beautiful and sophisticated, making them wonderful for any occasion! Decorate a bridal shower or do a whole wedding in these beautiful fabrics! Totally blown away by Lila's black and white gown!! How perfect for a modern or contemporary wedding dress?
Never fear, the Chevron trend is STILL HERE!!! And for the season Riley Blake printed even more amazing colors and combinations and they are going to be so much fun to play with! We re-stocked a bunch of colors we were out of and got lots of their new offerings so we're all pretty excited for you guys to see what's new!
Cute booths to inspire you for some of the collections we've just gotten into the store!! The Simple Life & Polka Dot Stitches are adorable fabric lines from Riley Blake that would be perfect for making anything for little girls or just a space you really want to bring some cheer into! They'd also make precious quilts for many different occasions and obviously bunting, pillows, bags, skirts and more would look lovely in these threads!!
Well we hope we've left you excited for the coming season of fabric, patterns, kits and more!! We'll share even more fun stuff throughout the next few months so keep an eye out for more fun! And don't forget to share those creations with us!!! We wanna see what you're making!!

1 comment:

lissa said...

Karen, Thank for the great review of Quilt Market.