Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Valori Wells

Stepping into Valori Wells’ booth was like stepping in to a summer picnic, with fabric EVERYWHERE, including the floor! Somehow I resisted the urge to climb into her hammock filled with quilts, but I was definitely tempted. Valori’s nature-inspired designs and friendly demeanor really seem to embody the idea of a free spirit!

Like most of the Westminster/Free Spirit designers, Valori’s  booth was a riot of delicious, super-saturated colors. Her new butterfly-inspired line, Cocoon, is a whimsical and summery combination of bold large-scale prints complemented by several very versatile small-scale pieces. 22 prints will be available in quilting cottons, as well as 7 linen pieces and 7 voiles.

Valori was also at market to showcase the 12-piece holiday version of her popular “Wrenly” line, called “Wrenly’s Christmas”. In two colorways, Cranberry and Pine, the fabric is “an eclectic petal fresh boho style”. While the color schemes definitely say Christmas, they definitely do not pigeon-hole (get it?) the fabrics into strictly holiday use. Valorie has cleverly designed a Christmas line that is versatile enough to use year-round, and it looks to me like it would coordinate with her other lines very well.

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