Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quilt Market: FreeSpirit

Hey, hey we're the monkeys.
And people say we monkey around.

Tula Pink has gone bananas! 

"Monkey Wrench tells the story of a mischievous monkey named Bananas...Bananas has a simple mission, and that is to distract you from the mundane and introduce a little spontaneity into your life whether you like it or not."

"The moral of the story is choose fun, give in to happiness, keep your eyes peeled, and DON'T SLIP on the bananas!"

It's quite certain last year's potential division closure by Coats & Clark, and last minute redemption by Jaftex certainly made for a wrench in the lives of the Free Spirit designers. However, come Market, they were glowing with a vivacious glimpse of the future.

The Monkey Wrench collection, coming this September, has 19 prints, 3 wide backs, and precuts.

Anna Maria showed off her booth full of moody, deep hues in a spectrum of hues.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sewing Room Solutions Sale

For today only, Target has decor items 30% off! I love their 13" fabric cubes for storing fabric. Take my word for it, these babies store a ton of fabric pretty inconspicuously. I like to them the bin style to the fabric inside. For example, I have a southwestern bin for my fabrics of that type, a cutesy floral for my Stacy Iest Hsu

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Quilt Market: Blend Fabrics

Blend Fabrics revealed some fun upcoming collections at the Kanas City Quilt Market.

Maude Asbury's Snugly Sweaters is holiday festive.

Floral Pets and Junglemania by Mia Charro are animal-filled fun.

Stacy Peterson is is bringing forth the llama party in Fiesta.

Piccadilly and Dino-Mite are Maude Ashbury's latest collections.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Quilt Market: Pattern Designers

Today I'd like to give you a tour around a few of my favorite independent designer booths at the Kansas City Quilt Market. First up is Jodie of Ric Rac. She's an Australian, and her hand-sewn animal patterns are pretty much the most darling things ever.

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew's booth was rife with inspirational new pattern releases.

Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane Designs had a barrage of cheerful animals to welcome shop owners.

With what is quite possibly the most epic use of Cuddle fabric ever, Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts wowed the industry crowd with her creativity. 

Dory Cary of Orange Dot Quilts had a plethora of fun projects to share.

Kori Turner-Goodhart of Olive Grace Studios, author of Stitched from the Heart - Quilts and More to Give with Love, had a very sweet and sentimental booth.

Anneliese and Brenda of Eye Candy Quilts had an astounding amount of beautiful quilts on display. check out their offerings for some very innovative choices. On the top right is the Conifer Quilt Pattern. Fat Quarter Shop has a kit available featuring Ruby Star Society Speckled fabrics.

Sweeties is on the far right. I'm also envisioning it as an excellent option for a Harry Potter quidditch snitch.

On the far left is Yonder.

I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful originality on display at Quilt Market thanks to independent pattern designers. Who's your favorite pattern designer lately?

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Quilt Market: Windham

The Windham booth at Quilt Market Kansas City was a hip-happening place. Let me show you around. The Take Flight quilt by Natalie Crabtree and quilted by Holly Seever was such a beauty and a perfect selfie spot.

It wasn't the only butterfly in the booth though, there was also this Nature Study quilt pattern by Tamara Kate that was made up in Fantasy by Sally Kelly.

The Rapunzel's Tower quilt features Far, Far Away 2 by Heather Ross.

Using the same collection, here's Dreams and Stars.

Windham hosted numerous events that were full of inspiration. Sun Queen is shown below in Jessica VanDenburgh's Juniper.

Artisan Cotton by Another Point of View is highlighted below.

While the main booth was partitioned into tiny spaces for different collections, the amount of treasures to behold in each was astounding. For instance, check out the stall for Juniper by Jessica VanDenburgh.

Good Vibes Only by Shayla Wolf of Sassafras Lane was a technicolor rainbow of glee. Check out the blog tour for Shayla's line on her blog.

I adored this brilliant use of cork cut out to reveal underlaid piecing in the Bubba Bowling Bag.

I thoroughly enjoyed hear about the design process for The Opposite / Palette by Marcia Derse. She was so exuberant about experimenting with color and artistic mediums that hearing from her was enamoring. I was drawn into her world of exploration, paint, and play. Art journaling meets fabric in her new line.

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Pink Lemonade by Tessie Fay, coming in October, is a sweet collection.

Shown below on the wall is Rays of Sunshine by Heidi Pridemore and Sunburst Picnic Blanket by you and Mie is hanging from the top ladder rung.

Park Avenue by Natalie Crabtree hangs from the lower rung.

Thanks for the visit. See you later for more Market fun. 

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