…and now she’s home. And after 11 loads of laundry and a good scrub of my floors from a week away, I’m ready to share all of my pretty pictures with you. I hope you are as excited as I am to go through these. There was so much pretty fabric to look at and I’ll just share the highlights here. There is quite a lot more in my flickr photostream and even more in my instagram photostream.
Let’s start with the fabulous Tula Pink. Acacia is GORGEOUS.
These photos didn’t need any kind of retouching. This line really is that ‘glowy’ if that’s a word. Our little shop will be hosting a block of the month for that butterfly quilt. Kits will be available for preorder soon-ish (July maybe?) This line is set to be released the second week of September.
And here is her royal fabulous-ness in full butterfly mode. I love that she doesn’t take herself too seriously
Free Spirit is going to be offering precut kits for this quilt (the one that looks a little like my starflower quilt). Each fabric piece will be laser cut with a 3/8″ seam allowance and the papers for paper piecing will be included. If you like paper piecing, this will be such a great way to purchase your fabric!
Heather Bailey had a lot of new embroidery patterns. And a giant embroidered bird.
It was huge. Heather is such a rock star. Her new fabric line ‘Lottie Da’ is still hush-hush, but she let me peek at some paper samples. I think Heather Bailey fans will be really really happy with her new release!
(This bird is so cool!)
Jumping over to Windham, there are so many great new fabric designers that I am excited to get to know! Carrie Blomston of Such Designs is releasing her Collage collection.
This is a really inspiring fabric range and her booth was stunning. Mr. Fox is not a maker (yet!) but he said that he would like to learn to make this quilt when Collage arrives.
(Those are Carrie’s feet. You’ll have to take my word for it, but she is adorable!)
This line will be arriving in our little shop in July. What will you make with it?
Across the aisle from Carrie was Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew fame. The quilts in Allison’s booth are always inspiring, but I am really loving her color choices for her new ‘Wallflowers’ range.
I’m always excited to see pattern designers I love design fabric. Wouldn’t it be amazing to design the fabric for the quilts you make? And you can tell that Allison had a plan for these because her new quilt patterns are absolutely glowing with this pretty red, yellow, navy and grey color palette.
And last up for today, Briar Rose. I have a few more pictures of this booth, but I haven’t had a chance to pull them off of the camera. Suffice it to say, I think that Heather is really proud of it And she should be. The colors glow, the motifs are gorgeous, and the strawberries, well, they are basically perfect.
We were really excited to be able to get a few fat quarter bundles of Briar Rose from Sample Spree. Since we have had quite a few people preorder the line from us, we thought it would be fun to make a few people’s day. All Briar Rose preorders for Fat Quarter Bundles placed before the end of the month will be placed in a drawing and three lucky winners will have their bundles shipped on June 1st. So if you’ve been thinking of pre-ordering, there won’t be a better time! We do expect that we will have plenty of Briar Rose to go around, so if pre-ordering isn’t in the cards, don’t worry, we’ll make sure we have some when the line arrives!
I’ll see you all tomorrow with a run through of exciting upcoming lines from Moda (the return of the American Jane tape measures! Rain drops from Kate Spain! Scrumptious!) and all the pictures you ever wanted of Charlie Harper art on fabric.
See you soon!