Posts tagged ‘westminster’

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 [...]

Victoria & Albert Museum: Kinross

  Kinross is based on a furnishing fabric design of the same name by Edinburgh Weavers in the 1950s-60s. It really stopped me in my tracks when I saw it in Colette Pattern’s new Laurel pattern sewing contest. Kinross looks to be available only through the Victoria & Albert Museum Shop. Look for Westminster’s lovely [...]

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: 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: Rowan – Melissa White, V&A Museum

Camille by Melissa White, which will also ship in July, is another collection where the botanical prints take on a new look depending on the colors used. Rich greys, loden green and mustard play together quite nicely to offer a modern sensibility.     Bromley by Victoria & Albert Museum turns your head. Particular prints really stand out [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Rowan – Martha Negley and Dan Bennett

Martha Negley is well known for the realistic touches her work evokes. Most recently she debuted fascinating feathers. Now in the Classics Collection she brings to life elements of the garden and the woodland forest with bold, vibrant colors. Ships this month.           Ruby by Dan Bennett might remind you of fireworks with unexpected and beautiful [...]

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 [...]