Sunday, November 12, 2017

Quilt Market: Trends

Every Quilt Market, trends emerge. Some favorites from the past remain strong as well. I still saw a fair representation of batiks, paper-piecing, English paper piecing, Christmas collections, cuddly fabrics, and hot fix crystals.

I also noticed a large batch of gnomes. These whimsical guys (A Tale of 2 Gnomes) are from Abbey Lane.


This happy fella is Hank, from the Michael Miller booth for Hank & Clementine by Susan Emory.


Other well-gnome patterns include Mr Gnome by Unicornharts, The Little Gnomeling by Artisiania,  Gnomes and Trees by Flying Parrot Quilts, and Scandinavian Tomte by RebeccaMaeDesigns.

Unicorns were peering from every corner. Elizabeth Hartman had one, or the head, at least.


This rainbow-haired majestic beast belongs to Sew Fresh Quilts.


More unicorns abounded in Believe by Sandra Clemons.


Other uniform heads include Unicornhart's, Cloud 9's, and Robynie's

Block of the Month programs were numerous and varied. This is Cadence Court by Sassafrass Lane Designs.


The Elements BOM from Tamarinis (Tammy Silvers) is a paper-pieced beauty.




I love the Auriful Block of the Month. It's free, and you can win a thread collection for sharing your block on Pat Sloan's blog.


Sheri Cifaidi-Morrill wrote a nice post about what she found most memorable about Market, including her observations about the latest trends. The emerging cork fascination had slipped my mind. I wonder how well it would hold up to the kind of rugged love I give my bags. 

What trends have you noticed?

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