Every year or two, we head to Quilt Market to see all the new trends and designs in the quilting world. Our favorite part of the trip is always sharing our favorite booths with you, here on our blog! This year, we saw lots of florals, broderie perse, and embroidery and cork embellishments. Think lots of collage-inspired quilts!
Library of Flowers by Margot Elena was in the FreeSpirit booth. We loved the design boards with the stuffed cats, and the table display with birds in colorful nests.
Mediterraneo by Katarina Roccella was another of our favorites. What a fresh color palette! The lemon prints are also very on-trend. We’re thinking it’s time to make another Trip Around the World quilt!
Another fun wall from the Art Gallery booth was Flower Child by Maureen Cracknell. Those tissue paper flowers were so stunning in person, plus the huge leaves on the floor helped tie everything together.
Cloud 9 Fabrics always has a modern display going on. We loved the diamond shaped pillows tossed around in Leah Duncan‘s No Place Like Home booth. We loved this subtle Wizard of Oz-inspired line.Although this quilt isn’t brand new, we really loved seeing the Holding Horses quilt in real life! This is a free pattern from Cloud 9, so head over there to get yourself a copy.
Anna Maria Horner is a perennial favorite of ours. Her booth featured her upcoming line, Sweet Dreams. We loved seeing the original sketches of the birds hung on the wall. Anna Maria is truly an artist, and it really shows in her collections.
She had lots of hand quilting and embroidery details on her quilts, and this broderie perse-esque pillow.
All Stars by Tula Pink is a reprint collection, featuring her most popular animal prints from previous lines reprinted in different colorways. We’re excited to be able to get some of these old favorites again.
These cute little pouches are called Minikins, by Sew Sweetness. We got some of that cork fabric at Sample Spree to try out. Have you tried it? We saw cork details on lots of other bags and purses around the show floor.
The newest Rifle Paper Co. fabric line is called Amalfi. The cool blues and greens are favorites of ours, and we were lucky enough to score a fat quarter bundle at Sample Spree to play with. It was not without a struggle!
Flower Shop by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller was another favorite. We loved all the attention to detail in Patty’s booth, especially those fabric plants in the terracotta pots.
This aloe vera plant is so cool!
The last thing we wanted to show you is Hank & Clementine by Swirly Girls Design. Isn’t that gnome quilt fun?! Look closely at that custom quilting. We also loved the toadstools. We got the inside scoop on those– they are utility buckets turned upside-down and covered with wood grain contact paper. The tops are upholstered wood circles.
We hope you enjoyed this little peek into Quilt Market! Most of these fabric lines won’t be available to buy until sometime next year, but these will give you something to look forward to. We had five new patterns debut with Checker: the Star Farm Quilt, Weekend Market Tote, Moon Blossoms Quilt, and a couple of new ones that we haven’t released yet… the Kitty Cat and Puppy Dog Pet Mats. Stay tuned for those later this week and next!