Fall Quilt Market 2012: Moda

At market, Moda is a fixture and they often have a fun and whimsical theme to welcome you into their section of the floor, and they have a big compound of booths! This market they had a theme of Glamping and color. The dip-dyed paint stirrers were my favorite part of their area. It’s a nice respite from those flourescent lights and booth dividers.

Moda often has a large assortment of collections that they announce and this market was no different. Some new faces as well as some regular favorites are back with collections hitting late winter/early spring 2013.


2wenty-Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock: full of nice shades of warm grey, tangy orange, mustard, pinks and a russet red. The vintage cameras, ticket stubs and geometrics are going to find homes in many fun quilts, accessories and more. (March 2013)


Comma by Zen Chic: black, grey and ivory play together here with a focus on punctuation symbols, geometrics, dots and typeface. Also comes in mustard, orange and green (February 2013)


Boho by Urban Chicks: Abstract florals, retro inspiration and some interesting cross-hatch and stripes, this collection is sweet without too much sugar. The florals would be perfect for the home/kitchen and also would do great in children’s clothing. (April 2013)


Glamping by MaryJane: This was one of the anchor collections for market and their vintage trailer was quite adorable. This collection has some nice coordinates and blenders. Bright colors and the theme prevail; also will have six coated prints. (March 2013)


Savonnerie by American Jane: An homage to vintage French mercantiles and products, Savonnerie is primary color play and full of some sweet and classic prints – including ditsy florals, stripes, larger scale florals and dots. (April 2013)


pb&j by Basic Grey: Basic Grey is back and I think with a collection that will have a lot of crossover possibility to play with other collections from other companies. I can see several of these prints working well with Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander and even prints from Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale. The herringbone, crossweave, interlock and subtle florals all are well layered. The red, grey, navy and mustard color palette is a nice, sophisticated update to the primary color story. (March 2013)


Spring House by Stephanie Ryan: A stark contrast to the collections above, Spring House really is all about spring – florals, bright colors and illustrative in nature, it will be a welcome pop of color in those dreary days of early spring. (March 2013)


Simple Marks Summer by Malka Dubrawsky: Malka is back at her signature look and feel with this collection and the bright colors and play are interesting interprestations of common prints with chevron, dots, crosses and geometrics. Moda has hand-dyed solids to coordinate. (April 2013)


Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais: Snap Pop is bright, playful and again, another Spring collection that really does sing with color and whimsy. A mosaic-style coordinate was my pick from this collection. (March 2013)


Oink a Doodle Moo by Jenn Ski: Before she was licensing fabrics, Jenn Ski was a power-Etsy seller, know for her sweet collage work. Oink a Doodle Moo makes chicken wire into a fantastic honeycomb geometric as well as pulling animal inspirations into fun cheaters and prints. It’s an ideal collection for the little ones, however, the coordinating prints could live anywhere. (March 2013)


Collection for a Cause Mill Book Series circa 1835: Moda’s back with their collection for a cause and it’s beautiful. Leveraging prints and inspirations from a mill book purchased by the owner of Moda, the collection has some really eye-catching vintage reproduction prints. My absolute favorite was the grey and cream background floral with white and red flowers. The botanical, large scale prints are gorgeous as well. Proceeds to benefit the American Quilt Study Group.  (April 2013)


Avalon by Fig Tree & Co.: Also on a more vintage train of inspiration with primary color pops while also staying true to their pastel color palette for a few of the color ways. If you are missing some great dots in your stash then you’ll love what they have in store – wonderful basic (March 2013).


The paint sticks were not only celebrating Moda’s colorful season of print collections, but also their expanded Bella Solids collection. See the new colors in this downloadable pdf color card.

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