Posts tagged ‘freespirit’

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit — George Mendoza, Dena Designs, Nel Whatmore, and Heather Bailey

Let’s keep going, shall we? While I didn’t get all of FreeSpirit‘s new offerings, this covers the last of the the designers-without-booths that I did mange to collect. George Mendoza‘s Color of the Wind is all about the blues, oranges, and purples. FreeSpirit has printed two of the prints in two colorways on their microfleece, [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: FreeSpirit – Tina Givens, Jenean Morrison, and Erin Mcmorris

FreeSpirit will be shipping Tina Givens‘ Pernilla’s Journey this July. It’s a combination of quilting weight cotton and linen cotton blend prints and takes its inspiration from one of Tina’s favorite childhood books about a young girl who lived in a place called Parrot Jungle. Check out the whole line here (there is a great [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Rowan – Melissa White

You might have already seen Melissa White‘s line in your local quilt store, as it started shipping earlier this year. Fairlyte Garden is her first collection with Westminster/Rowan but her background in hand painted interiors, textiles, and frescoes makes it look like an effortless transition. The palette, is again, distinctly Westminster with five prints in [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Rowan – Kaffe Fasset Collective and Martha Negley

Westminster/Rowan had fewer of their designers on hand this year, maybe because Spring Market is a bit smaller? No matter, as their fabric offerings were, as usual, stunning (and their partner company FreeSpirit had plenty of designer booths to go around). The Kaffe Fasset Collective is comprised of Kaffe, Brandon Mably, and Philip Jacobs. While [...]

Preview: Summersault by Erin McMorris

Erin McMorris‘ next collection for FreeSpirit is called Summersault. Though it won’t be out in stores till late June, I’m already loving the big hand-drawn vintage-Scandinavian-feeling floral, and the bright multicolored floral that reminds me of 70s sheets, and the raindrops that go up and down, and everything. After hanging out at Quilt Market this [...]

New Release Tuesday

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings (mostly quilting cotton) . These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments. Seems like it’s either feast or famine with new [...]

New Release Tuesday: 3/29/11

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings. These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments!   In the Kitchen is Alexander Henry’s ongoing retro-themed line, and Griffith Park [...]

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 2)

{ Habitat by Jay McCarroll, photo by Laura Singewald of Spool Sewing in Philadelphia } In part two of my interview with Jay McCarroll (here’s Part 1), I asked him to take us through the story and inspiration behind Habitat, and to talk about the process of creating each print and how they fit into [...]

Interview: Jay McCarroll (Part 1)

Jay McCarroll’s fourth fabric collection for FreeSpirit, Habitat, was released last month and so far it has gotten tons of love all over the blog world. On the off chance you don’t know who Jay is, he was crowned the winner of the first season of Project Runway for his colorful, inventive final collection that [...]