Posts tagged ‘westminster’

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit Designer Basics

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Eleanor Grosch: Zoo Menagerie

{ Zoo Menagerie – Green Colorway } I love love love Eleanor Grosch. The Philadelphia-based illustrator is best known for her retro-modern, graphic animal illustrations. I loved her collection for Keds, and in fact I still have these shoes which I wore to death and are really decrepit now but I can’t bear to get [...]

New Release Tuesday

New Release Tuesday is my weekly 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.   The carnival print from Kokka was probably my single most favorite print [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Kaffe Fassett / Liberty Art Fabrics + Book Giveaway

Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy were missing from Quilt Market this time, and it wasn’t the same without them! But there was new Kaffe fabric, of course. Marleybone (above) is the second installment in the Liberty Art Fabrics collection — these are prints chosen from the Liberty archives and colored by Kaffe. Learn more [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2010: Freespirit Part I – Now Available

I was thrilled to sit down with Freespirit/Westminster for the first time in an official capacity this Market … thanks to Sarah Bailey for taking the time to show me everything! First up, the newest collections that are in shops now (or will be in just a second). I also got to meet Valori and [...]

Preview: Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler

Amy Butler has released a preview of her Fall 2010 collection for Westminster, called Soul Blossoms. It includes a range of quilting cotton collection three colorways (Bliss, Joy, and Passion), home decor weight cottons, and cotton laminates. We’ll look at the decor weight and laminates later this week, because there are some prints unique to [...]

Kaffe Fassett Collective Apparel Fabrics

Kaffe Fassett. Brandon Mably. Voile. Rayon. Corduroy. Fleece. February 2010. YES. {Kaffe Fassett Asian Circles Rayon in Pink} {Kaffe Fassett Millefiore Rayon in Red} {Kaffe Fassett Jungle Paisley Voile in Tangerine} {Kaffe Fassett Floating Flowers Voile in Scarlet} {Brandon Mably Corduroy Jazz in Brown} {Brandon Mably Polar Fleece Waves in Circus} I knew there were [...]

Laminated Cotton vs. Oilcloth

On the Pink Chalk Studio blog, Kathy has the lowdown on the differences between the new laminated cottons (from Westminster Fabrics in particular) and oilcloth. They are quite different creatures, it turns out. Kathy includes thorough care and sewing instructions for the laminated cottons — and be on the lookout for some projects tomorrow. Related [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Amy Butler

Hi, Love! Do you hear the chorus of sweet song, the soft light breaking though the Houston Convention Center florescents? You know you’ve rounded the corner to Amy Butler’s booth. Love was delivering to stores just as Quilt Market was happening. Have you got yours yet? If not, here is some inspiration that might make [...]