Posts tagged ‘freespirit’

Felicity Miller: Charleston Farmhouse

I assumed Felicity Miller‘s new Charleston Farmhouse collection for Freespirit referenced Charleston, South Carolina, but no, it’s about the Charleston house in Sussex, England, the meeting place for the loose collective of creatives and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury group. The focus print drew me in when I first saw it in a booth at Quiltcon — the navy [...]

Moxie by Erin McMorris

  Here’s a closer look at Moxie, Erin McMorris‘ latest for Freespirit (and by that I mean closer than we got at Quilt Market). This collection seems perfect for tween girls, but many of the prints have a wide appeal. It’s arriving in stores now. Images from Fabricworm.     Related posts: Preview: Summersault by Erin McMorris [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Amy and David Butler

Amy Butler‘s Alchemy collection is very complex! At 46 pieces you could be forgiven to not keep them all straight, but they’re divided up further into a lot of different substrates.   The Studio Collection contains 12 different prints in different fabrics, including rayon challis, sateen bliss, voile, velveteen, laminates, and linen rayon, aimed at [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Anna Maria Horner

Hard to know where to look at Anna Maria Horner‘s booth – there was so much to see and it’s all so pretty. Field Study, previously released in quilting cotton and now with rayon challis, voile, and velveteens joining the range, was made up in clothing, quilt, and bag patterns.   Anna’s Needleworks embroidery and tapestry collection patterns and kits [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit

FreeSpirit fabrics have a special place in my heart — probably because they were the ones who brought us Amy Butler fabric. Do you remember how exciting that was??? I feel like that’s now “back in the day,” that’s how long it’s been. (Is this where I confess that I took a stack of Amy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Oh, Tula Pink always gets me in my rainbow-lovin’ heart. Tula was at market in full force, with a huge booth to showcase two lines, Nightshade (out now) and The Birds and the Bees (July/August). The space was divided down the middle with the two line’s color palettes, but still meshed beautifully together, like a really well-adjusted split-personality.   The [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: More FreeSpirit

The show stoppers at Spring Quilt Market for FreeSpirit and Rowan were certainly the latest and greatest from their well-known licensed designers, such as Anna Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler, and Tula Pink. What may not have been in the big showcase booths did not disappoint, and the good news? These collections are arriving between now [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit/Westminster – Anna Maria Horner

Headline, folks: Anna Maria Horner has gone wild. I mean, there was a panther in her booth. A purple and orange panther. It was crazy, and also?  AMAZING. Anna’s new line(s), Field Study No 1 and 2, have diverse and unique sources of inspiration, from avian migratory patterns to plant DNA slides. They are all, however, united [...]

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 [...]