November 3, 2012

Quilt Market - New Fabrics!

Simple Marks, Architextures
and Noteworthy
I'm finally starting to dig out from my trip to Quilt Market and get some fabric pictures to you.  Honestly, I didn't take many pictures this time.  I've mentioned before that I tend to get so absorbed in what I'm doing and thinking that I totally forget about pictures.  Also, not having a phone that takes pictures, I'm lazy about hauling out my little camera.

But, I brought fabric home so I can take pictures here.  Smart of me, huh?  The sacrifices I make....

There are two fabric lines coming out that totally blew me away.  The first is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman (available in December).  Carolyn trained as an architect and this collection is full of great little blueprint inspired prints.  As you can see, there are some text prints, some topographical map style prints, a ledger print, a cross hatch, a print that looks like little tree/plant drawings and a blueprint design.  Fantastic!  (I could do a whole post on Carolyn but my friend Lynn, TheLittleRedHen, already did - check it out here).

Comma fat eighth pack
I'm a big fan of Brigitte Heitland's pattern and fabric designs under her Zen Chic brand.  Her first fabric line, Juggling Summer, came out in October.  I'm working on a project with those fabrics right now.  I love the rings and circles in that line and the worn/sponge painted textures of several of those prints.  Her new line is Comma, due out in February - quite different from Juggling Summer and I love it even more!  This one has more clear color and graphic print.

Doesn't this comma print just knock you out?!  And the colors are so right up my alley - black, white, grey, yellowy green, orange, mustardy yellow.  YUM!  Here are the other prints in the line too:
Text prints, overlapping circles, asterisks, dots.  Sigh....

A few years ago, I NEVER bought a whole line of fabric because I usually only liked a few of the prints.  These days, I'm much more likely to like many or most of the prints, but it is still rare for me to like them all.  These two lines don't miss a beat as far as I'm concerned :)  In case you're starting to think I'm a little too enthusiastic, I assure you that I have no commercial connection to these designers.

Some of the other lines I saw are Simple Marks by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda, Noteworthy by Sweetwater for Moda and Stof Fabrics from Denmark.  Malka's new collection is in the same vein as her premier Stitch in Color collection - fantastic prints that look hand made in bright, citrusy colors.  Noteworthy by Sweetwater has some great prints too.  My favorite is the small scale bird on a line print.  Stof had some really great graphic prints in a Scandinavian style and some gorgeous linen prints that have me thinking of summer.

Stof linen
Stof linen

So, have I gone on long enough?  Quilt Market is such an overwhelming visual feast that it is hard to digest it all.  There is so much talent in this industry!

I'll be back on Monday and Tuesday with posts in blog series.  Monday I'll be part of Shruti's Know Thy Machine blog hop and Tuesday will be another project in the Holiday Craft Bash.  See you then!


  1. I'm loving a lot of these fabrics, too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. love the architecture fabrics!!

  3. Oooh lots of lovely prints in your loot.

  4. Oh....lots of wonderful goodies....lucky you!!!

  5. those were my two favourites as well - such great prints. It was great to meet you!

  6. I'm jealous - dear only knows when we will get these fabrics over here in the UK - I'll just have to wait patiently and make do with seeing the delicious creations you make and share with us in the meantime

  7. I can hardly wait to get my hands on some of that Architextures, Stof and Comma. So graphic with both neutrals and color. Yay!