Quilt Market Fall 2011: Day 1 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Quilt Market Fall 2011: Day 1

Let me just tell you, there are some pretty spectacular booths and projects and fabric lines and designers and manufactures and…well, if we’re being honest, all of Quilt Market is pretty spectacular! So now we’re going to show you just a few of our pictures of things that you specifically asked to see, announce the winner from last night’s blog AND we’re going to have another giveaway at the end of this post!  
So excited to meet Ty Pennington! Not only is he incredibly good looking but so is his fabric! We’ll be carrying all of his new Impressions prints so be sure to check them out on the Coming Soon page! 

Mary and Barb of Me and My Sister Designs in their booth with their absolutely adorable new collection, Twirl! These two are absolutely hilarious! I mean, just look at them standing in the plant display like that! And seriously, how cute are those quilts?!

Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs standing in her super cute booth which was fully stocked with tons of amazing quilts! Check out the Merry Merry Snowmen on the right and Hoos My Baby? on the left! Gotta love the little owls and snowmen!
Ooh! I know you are all dying for a little taste of Hello Luscious, basicGrey‘s new collection for Moda! We’re absolutely falling in love with this quilt and the fabric! Great prints and amazingly cheerful colors!
And here’s a nice treat for everybody! A new collection and a new Moda designer! This is Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker and let me tell you, it looks great in person and she is just as sweet as can be! You’ll love her, I’m sure of it!
Mmm I love me some Sweetwater and their new collection, Reunion, is every bit as great as Hometown! And don’t worry, they’re going to be printing some canvas too!
And I think this might just be one of my personal faves–every time I walked by this quilt I think my jaw dropped a little more! The fabrics are absolutely stunning and this Clamshells pattern by Aunt Em’s Quilts  is too cute! It’s Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda!
And, as if all this great fabric isn’t enough good stuff, we also got to hang out with a few of the Moda designers and some Fat Quarterly gals! These ladies are a hoot, let me tell you! And they’re real people–that’s right, they need coffee in the morning too! Just like me!
And now for some more new fabric and even more great stuff!
We’re all falling in love with Amy Butler (above), her fabric, her projects, her displays, and now, yup, we’re even falling in love with her husband…David Butler aka Parson Gray. Check out his great new collection, Curious Nature, due to ship in February.
His collection is masculine, so great for a man’s quilt, but it’s also beautiful and feminine enough to be women’s apparel. I’m serious, ya’ll will love this line, it’s terrific!
We’re so excited about all the great new lines that we got to see today and there are going to be even more new collections tomorrow! We really did see a little bit of everything today!
We’re seriously loving all the great artsy prints and colors from Dear Stella, a brand new designer/manufacturer that is sure to knock your socks off! Check out all 9 collections on our site!
And now for a little surprise of our own…
One fish, two fish….green eggs and ham…the Cat in the Hat…seriously, who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss?! Here are some of Robert Kaufman’s newest Dr. Seuss prints, featured in an It’s Sew Emma quilt! Awesome, right? Bet you didn’t know we were going to have a bunch of It’s Sew Emma quilts displayed all throughout Market! 
Did you get to see Debbie Taylor’s newest It’s Sew Emma quilt?!  This is Gumdrop Garden, using Patty Young’s newest collection, Lush for Michael Miller. The fabric is great, the quilt pattern is great, the designers are great…what’s not to love?!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Kelle Boyd of Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, you seriously should! She is super nice, incredibly sweet, above and beyond stylish, and oh so fun to talk to! Not to mention her fabric, including her newest collection Dessert Party and tons of new Remix prints, which are definitely to die for! (And there’s one more It’s Sew Emma quilt–Lollipop Shop!)
Super excited for some Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs! So many cute prints and projects!!
Are ya’ll ready for Christmas yet!? Well this collection is for next Christmas if you can think that far ahead! This is Santa’s Workshop by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake! Too cute! Loving the little elf!
And look how cute Fox Trails by Doohikey Designs looks! We’re majorly smitten with this new Riley Blake collection, which is available now!
So now that we’ve really got your mouth watering for more delicious fabric, we will announce the winner of the giveaway from last night’s post! The suspense must be killing you, so we’ll get right to it! 
But first, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter so that you can feel like you are literally following us through Quilt Market! And also, check back here tomorrow for even more great new stuff from other companies like Lecien, RJR, Hoffman, some more Robert Kaufman, and many, many more! There is tons to show ya’ll and we can’t wait to hear what you think of it!
And now…the winner of the Papillon Fat Quarter Bundle by 3 Sisters is…
“I am always stunned by the new patterns at market. everything always looks so beautiful. I can only imagine how much more beautiful it is in real life at the show. I look forward to the new fabric lines. thanks for the play by play for those of us watching from the arm chair πŸ™‚ Janita” 

 Congratulations! To claim your prize e-mail Stephanie [at] FatQuarterShop [dot] com with your full shipping information.

AND NOW FOR ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!! Yup, that’s right, another giveaway! All you have to do is comment on this blog post and let us know what your favorite thing you’ve seen at Market so far is, and then you’ll have a chance to win this stunningly beautiful California Girl Fat Quarer Bundle by Fig Tree and Co.
Contest ends on Sunday, October 30th at midnight CST. Good luck!


  1. They are all beautiful but my favourite has to be Santa's Workshop. I'll be keeping my eyes open for that next Christmas!

  2. So many gorgeous things but my favourite is the Cosmo Cricket Salt Air fabric and the pattern used for that quilt is fabulous.

  3. I'm really loving Daisy Cottage. And the quilt design with the little houses is way too adorable. Together the fabric and pattern create such a welcoming a homey feeling.

  4. Lots of beautiful fabrics, but the most striking thing I've seen is the introduction of Parson Gray. There's a lack of more masculine designs out there and this is a great step forward. I can see me making office clothes for myself too!

  5. This was it–the California Girl fabrics, and especially the cute quilt I saw made from them. As a native Californian living in the rainy Pacific NW, I think that would be the perfect quilt to work on this winter.

  6. So many things to choose from, I like Bunny Hill booth. The merry merry snowmen is beautiful.

  7. I love the California Girl fabric! It's perfect for a California Girl like myself. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

  8. My favorite among these photos is the one from cluck cluck sew. That quilt was stunning and I would love to make it. The colours in that quilts is so me πŸ™‚

  9. Can't go past Santa's Workshop. My hubby is a Christmas freak and he bounced when he saw this on the blog!
    Princess Tanya

  10. I've had so much fun reading all the tweets and FB posts from your Quilt Market trip. I almost feel as though I was there. Thank you for sharing those with us. Let's see….my favorite thing so far. I don't know who it's by or anything about it, but saw a picture on FB, and the quilt is actually made like a sampler with lettering and numbers. I MUST HAVE THIS when I find out the info. Love seeing all the faces and beautiful quilts and fabrics. So fun! Awesome giveaway!!

  11. Its all wonderful!! Especially love Hello Luscious.
    Must be great being there to see it all so thanks for letting us see all the yummy things.

  12. Great getting to see the new fabric lines! I just fell in love with Sweetwater's Reunion… and Lark and … I could just go on!!!! This is going to take a huge toll out of my purse…but I love it!

  13. Love fig tree fabrics but I think the best discovery this quilt market is Amy Butler's husband line. Beautiful, graphic, masculine but so versatile! Love it!

  14. Thanks for the chance to win some delightful fabric. So far I think the guys are pretty cute but my favourite stall was Foxtails – just love those hexagons!

  15. Ooooh… Fig Tree! Love all the fig tree lines but it's also great to see a totally new direction by David Butler. Lovely prints that can be combined with a lot of other lines too as well as kept in a grey palette.

  16. Thanks for the Quilt Market coverage – it's great to get a sneak peek at what's coming. I am a big Ann Kelle fan so I am looking forward to her new fabric lines as well as her cool cords collection coming out next month. Thanks for the giveaway.


  17. Thanks for continuing to report in on all the fun happening there! What wonderful photos and commentary πŸ™‚ I love the Curious Nature line – while I love the many pretty, cute fabric lines, there is definitely a shortage of more masculine colours and patterns.

  18. Too many to choose already!! Loving California Girl, Reunion and Daisy Cottage πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing so much fun – I'm as close to fabric heaven as I can be, lol.

  19. Its hard to choose a favourite when theres so much beautiful things you show us! I hope someday I'll be able to go to the market myself…..Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  20. You highlighted the two (three) designers I was most interested in seeing at the top of your list! Who doesn't love them so Ty? And the girls…Barb & Mary, love them to pieces!! Thanks

  21. I love Daisy Cottage! Ty Pennington's fabric looks really nice and Santa's Workshop is cute for making items for my kids. Thanks for the great Quilt Market blogging and awesome giveaway!
    stephensons4 at embarqmail dot com

  22. Well, I like a lot of things, but I LOVE Bunny Hill Designs and French General, so the combination has to be my absolute favorite: Merry Merry Snowman. Thanks for sharing pictures of all those amazing booths.

  23. Thanks for all of the photos! My favorite so far is Patty Young's Lush line – great colors!

    jenny at youmansfamily dot com

  24. So much beauty to be seen, but for me it has to be parson Gray! Such sophistication, so many possibilites and I just loved the wellies at the bottom of the tailors dummy πŸ™‚ California Girl looks fab, as someone who is holding on to the last glimpses of summer, this embodies it all πŸ™‚

  25. Oh, I LOVE Fig Tree and California Girl is stunning. Thanks for the chance to win. I have to say that was blown away by the Parson Gray line… it is stunning. Thanks for sharing this awesome view into the world of quilt market.

  26. It is tough to pick a favorite but I kept going back to look at the picture of the basicGrey quilt. I LOVE the fabrics! Thanks for the pictures and give-away!

  27. Looking through fat quarter shop facebook photos, My favorite so far is Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilts sampler quilt By My Hand and the Dear Stella display.

  28. All the fabrics are sooo beautiful, but I would have to choose the Parson Gray fabrics as my favourite. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the great post. I love visiting market with you.

  29. That fat quarter bundle is so lovely – California Girls would look great down under. Apart from the guys looking kind of cute – just loved the Foxtail products – the hexagons looked just great. Thanks for the opportunity to win that fabric

  30. My favorite thing so far are the men….now wait, before you go there. I meant to say I am most impressed with their collections. I love that Parson Gray collection and Ty's collection is stunning too. I love that his also comes in upholstery weight. OK, I'll admit they are nice to look at too!!

  31. There are so many darling lines and patterns out right now, it's hard to choose. I am loving Twirl though, the colors and fun patterns, just adorable!

  32. I love the Dear Stella line, and Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket. Thanks for all the wonderful updates and making us feel like we're right there with you when we're miles away!

  33. Favorite thing about market is FatQuarter Shop's reporting of course! Plus, with three little girls I'm loving me some Dr. Seuss:)!!

  34. I really adore that Parson Gray quilt that they were holding up at Schoolhouse. I am always on the lookout for something to give the men in my life and I think I've found it!

  35. My favorite is looking at all the booths with all the new fabric collections and quilts hanging. I just love the Twirl line and the Merry Merry Snowmen is just adorable. Thanks for the give away.

  36. Thank you for such a great post! I'm torn between Dear Stella and the new designer, Ellen Luckett Baker. I guess I'm still really into the zigzags and flying geese units when they are done in great colors and innovative ways! Can't wait to get sewing with these! Thanks again for another chance to win a beautiful bundle! So much fun!

  37. Ya know…you put us on the spot. You overload us with so many beautiful new fabrics and ask us to name a favorite. My mind is swimming with possibilities and I'm just going to have to say all the new lines of fabric are my favorite thing today. I couldn't possibly pick just one. Thanks so much for sharing Market with us like you do. Hugs…

  38. I like Vanessa Christenson's grey and white doily quilt. Very unique. I would have never thought to put the 2 together and yet there's something very modern about it. Love that and everything else you have shown!! Looks like so much fun!!

  39. Well, Ty Pennington wasn't bad to look at I must say.. (big cheezy grin from an old lady), but I will have to (being an old lady) go with Twirl. I just love everything about it!!

  40. I like seeing more of the Parson Gray masculine fabric – we don't see enough fabric that makes it easy to make a quilt for the men in our lives –

  41. I share your love of the Cluck, Cluck quilt. Really a cool design. The Fig Tree fabrics look wonderful (as usual). Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  42. I love this amazing sampler quilt I saw on your facebook page, don't kn ow what line it is yet…but I'll be doing it for sure…. I commented as well as a few others on the photo on facebook!!!! LOL

  43. i can't imagine how incredibly inspiring and downright fun it must be to be at Quilt Market. Thanks so much for these daily reports. I'm so enjoying them. I'm dreaming quilts these days (nights?).

  44. Oh my goodness, pick a favorite? Surely you jest. Thanks so much for taking us to Quilt Market with you. What a look into things coming to our local quilt shops. If I had to pick, it would be between Daisy Cottage and Dear Stella.

  45. It all looks great but I'm especially excited about the new line Dear Stella and would really love to win this giveaway, very pretty!! Thanks again!

  46. I love anything that Amy Butler designs & her display looks amazing but I think my favourite is her husband's line of fabrics, really beautiful & quite unique.

  47. There are never enough 'male' oriented fabrics, it seems. I love the new Curious Nature by Parson Gray. It answers a lot of those issues and will help many of us wanting to make more masculine quilts for the men in our lives.

  48. All the fabric looks great to hard to pick a favorite but Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket, Reunion by Sweetwater and the Ty Pennington fabrics are the ones that I am looking forward to!

  49. Hello Luscious by Basic Grey is my fav so far – love the rail fence quilt made up in these beautiful fabrics. Thanks for all lthe ghe great photos & stories. And thanks for the opportunity to win.

  50. Oh my favorite is definitely the Sweetwater "Reunion"! I can't wait until this line is released! And that is one lovely fat quarter stack!

  51. I wish I was there. I just love wandering and gazing at all the great quilts and fabrics,. I'm thrilled to see some manly fabric too. It's really hard to find fabric for a mans quilt. Winning that fat quarter bundle is also quite enticing.

  52. VERY tough choice! I loved all the photos and fabrics. But today I was drawn to the bright, cheery quilts in the Me & My Sister Designs photograph featuring their new fabric line, Twirl.

  53. Gosh, I love fabric period. I think they are all beautiful booths. I'm so excited to be going to the Quilt show for the first time this week. Think I may need to bring a drool cloth though!

    Thank you for sharing all the wonderful booths.


  54. I've been following FQS on twitter and OMG, I'm making a list of everything I want to get when you get back, so far my favorite is the Gumdrop Garden quilt by It's Sew Emma and I like the Dear Stella collections too.

  55. it looks like you are having a blast ! Are you exhausted ??? My favorite picture is TY !! (used to watch him on Trading Spaces ….. ) Fabric : fox trails ( I've seen so much it's all I can pick now cuz I love it all !!)

  56. This is one tough question! If I had to choose only one it would be the Daisy Cottage. I actually think all the new lines are wonderful and look forward to seeing more.

  57. I have to say that Curious Nature looks wonderful to me! Can't wait for that one. Hello Luscious is also singing to me.
    Thanks for sharing, lovin the eye candy!

  58. Love visiting all the booths and seeing the new fabrics. I'm loving Salt Air and Hello Luscious. But I would love to see more of California Girls (and Joanna's booth). Thanks for the wonderful tour. Being down here in Australia it's such a treat to get a sneak peak of what's coming.

  59. I want it all!! But if I could only pick one I guess it would have to be -Hello Luscious, basicGrey's new collection for Moda !! Seems that Moda always has something that I just "have to have" !! THANKS for sharing!

  60. This is a hard decision – I love them all! If I had to pick in order I would start with the Dear Stella line of fabrics, then Ty's line and then the David Parson's line of fabric.

  61. All of them are beautiful, but I think I love Bunny Hill Designs the most. I'm so glad I found your FB page and this blog! Makes me feel like I am actually there at market! Thank you!

  62. Thanks for the post! I wish I could be there too! I have 2 favorites…Parson Gray and Santa's Workshop – maybe because I'm excited for Christmas. Thanks for the photos! I love seeing what is up and coming!

  63. It's so hard to choose, and there are many new wonderful fabric lines; but I've been in love with Bunny Hill Designs for quite some time and just love Anne's sweet patterns! If I must choose, that would be it!! Have a beauty-filled day!

  64. Let's see, I really liked Daisy Cottage and also Bunny Hill quilts. You must be just filled with inspiration after day at marke!

  65. I love everything about the quilt market. would love, love to be there. just feeling the fabric, looking at all the new things to be in the stores soon. oh well, my pick would be daisy cottage. lovely. thanks ;^)

  66. It is so difficult to decide on one favourite thing, so I am going to choose Sweetwaters Reunion and Bunny Hill Designs.

  67. I'm only three hours away from Houston, but couldn't make it this year…major bummer! If I had, I think I'd be camped out in front of Amy Butler's booth; loooooove her current designs and colors!

  68. I just love that Cosmo Cricket fabric and the pattern by Cluck,Cluck,Sew. I followed the link but can't find the pattern. Do you think you'll be selling it after market???

  69. Living with four men (my husband and three sons) makes me overly aware of the lack of masculine offerings inthe quilt world. Parson Grey's new lineof fabric has me all a twitter.

    Love the name by the way….he is going to have to do a line called "Winter Wonderland"

  70. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA! Wow – what wonderful pictures! Looks like fun! My favorite thing so far (and it is VERY hard to pick) is Hello Luscious, basicGrey's new collection for Moda! I'm absolutely falling in love with this quilt and the fabric too! Great prints and amazingly cheerful colors! How fun!

  71. Besides seeing you I just love seeing the Ty is creating such beautiful fabrics. He deserves the joy, he has done so much for humanity.

  72. Being a mom of 4 girls (with 3 of them under the age of 5!!!), I'm really excited about the new Dr. Seuss collection and I love Patty Young's new Lush collection!!! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

  73. It's hard to choose, so I'm sticking to this post. I can't wait to get my hands on Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker.

  74. Sweetwaters new collection, the black and white prints from Riley Blake. How do I choose? The patterns are so fun. Love the star pattern in the French general fabrics by Rachel. I could go on and on. Thanks for sharing all the pictures and updates!

  75. I love the prints and colors from Dear Stella….and the Dr. Seuss fabric is too cute! Connie Morgan

  76. I was looking forward to seeing the Me and My Sisters booth and their new Twirl range – I was not disappointed! This bundle of California Girl was also a "must see" for me.

  77. So far I'm loving everything I've seen, but have to admit that it is David Butler's line that I'm really wanting to fondle! Just the fabric-not the man (happily married here!)LOL.

  78. Your pictures have been marvelous – thanks so much for sharing!!! And deciding on 1 thing that's most excited me is hard, but I think the new Moda line Hellos Luscious calls to me the most!
    Wish I could be there!

  79. So much great stuff! Well, I live to love Basic Grey, I've been a fan since their first line of paper! Anne Kelly is looking pretty cute & so is her fabric line, I love seeing new people in the industry!

  80. I am overwhelmed — and I love it!!! There are so many great new patterns and beautiful fabrics. I especially love California Girl by Fig Tree, the new Cosmo Cricket line, the It's Sew Emma patterns, the Parson Grey fabrics and really just everything!! Thanks for the opportunity to be "at quilt market" with you!

  81. Couldn't possibly choose just one, love all of the Riley Blake fabrics, Bunny Hill looks awesome and of course Dr. Suess. Thanks for the giveaway!

  82. Well, I have three daughters ages 5 and under, so needless to say, we LOVE the Cat in the Hat quilt!!! I've never seen the panel with the cat on it. Cute!

  83. I really enjoyed seeing the Beauty 'n Check quilts by Cozy Quilt Designs, that you posted in a fb album.. From this post my favourite is the snowmen quilt from Bunny Hill.. Thanks for sharing all the photos and such, it looks great.
    Greetings from the Netherlands

  84. I think my comment got lost – please disregard if this is a duplicate.

    I love Christmas so much, that the Santas Workshop was my favorite. But if Christmas wasn't such a great love, it would have been an extremely hard decision.

  85. thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I love the colors and design of the Me and My Sister team. Can't wait to see more.

  86. Wow that's a tough decision, there are so many that I like, but I guess I would say the Santa's Workshop fabric. That's for a chance to win such beautiful fabric!

  87. How to pick! I would break the bank if I were there – but I love basic grays Hello Luscious! I am loving the twitter tour.
    Mardeen Libby

  88. Wow! Market must be like dying and going to heaven. All that yummy fabric, awesome quilts and fun displays. My favorites so far are the Anne Sutton and Cosmo Cricket quilts.
    Thanks so much for sharing the eye candy!

  89. Love seeing your photos! What a trooper you are to experience this all day, and then edit photos and post them for us. Can't imagine how tired you must be. Today I am pretty excited about seeing Dear Stella. I love the colors and am eager to see more!
    Have fun out there!

  90. I really like seeing the fabrics by Ty Pennington & David Butler. We need more 'masculine choices' for our quilts & I'm loving those lines! Thanks for posting such amazing play by play pics. Love them!!

  91. Twirl! I love it! The name and the fabric!

    Twirl, twirl, twirl!

    But it was truly hard to pick a favorite out of all these wonderful goodies!

    Congratulations to your lucky winner!

  92. I love seeing all the designers , putting faces to the names. I like seeing all the booths too. My today's favorite is the Dear Stella booth.

  93. Loved Amy Butler's Hubby's booth and his new fabric line Curious Nature! I need some of that! Thanks for giving us a little tour of everything you're seeing at the show! Have a great time!

  94. I'm loving the Hello Luscious collection by basicGrey's, those colors are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway and market tour, I can't wait for the next post!

  95. The thing I've seen coming out of Market so far that is most exciting to me has been of Echo. The prints are modern, the colors are beautiful, and they look like they'd blend well with tons of other fabrics. πŸ™‚

  96. everything is so awesome!! I love love love love the new Sweetwater, and Salty Air, and… well all of it! How fun and exciting to get a peek at what is coming out! And thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! I can't wait to see more of this new California Girl line!

  97. For doldrums of winter, I think Lush and Twirl will brighten the season…preparing for spring and summer! Beautiful. And thank you for all the pix…careful not to drool on the keyboard! πŸ˜‰ Carol in Troy, Idaho.

  98. I love the "Hello Luschious" fabric line by Basic Grey. They never seem to disappoint with their fabrics. And wouldn't it be fun to see it used in Cluck Cluck Sew's quilt pattern shown?! Thanks for sharing such a fun sneak preview of what's to come!!

  99. Fun stuff! My favs are: Lori Holt, Anne Sutton, Sweetwater, Dear Stella. I love Debbie's Gumdrop Garden quilt, so cute.

  100. Zig-zag quilts seem to be very popular. I love seeing all the different versions in the latest fabrics. My favorite so far uses Quilt Blocks.

  101. So many beautiful pictures – I've looked at them several times already but can finally choose my favorite. Merry, Merry Snowmen is my choice – I love the whimsical snowmen and the colors, too!

  102. I just love the new line by Cosmo Cricket! And I have to tell you that I REALLY appreciate your posts of all of the new fabrics, patterns and gorgeous booths that are there! I can't wait to log onto your blog each morning to see what you have to share with us. It makes not being there ALMOST okay!!

  103. Thanks for sharing with us and making us all feel like we are at market…love it! I would have to say that Amy Butler's husbands line looks amazing, soft and strong. I am looking forward to see that in person.

  104. Oh my, loved all the photos – thank you so much for them – almost (well not quite) as good as being there!
    My favorite booth is Anne Sutton's of Bunny Hill! I love the snowman quilt! And the fabrics she uses! Ooh la la!

  105. SERIOUSLY, y'all are way too generous! I love the It's Sew Emma quilt in the Dr Seuss prints, and I'm also a big fan of that string quilt that's hanging up in the background of the picture of the Fat Quarterly girls.

  106. Thank you for all of the great pictures – especially Ty. I would so love to meet him in person. πŸ˜‰ My favorite of what you have shown us is Lori Holt – Daisy Cottage. I am so in love with that color combination. I can only dream of buying a fat quarter bundle of anything, so thank you for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.

  107. Anne Sutton's pink owls of course! But, Amy Butler's husband may be on to something…..aaahhhh , to sew garments again where all this fabric addiction began. Thanks a million for all the pictures… looks like fun!

  108. Curious Nature by David Butler is my favourite so far! So good to have a really strong line for man-quilts.
    Though it is a close run thing between that and Daisy Cottage and Twirl All delicious in their own way.

  109. It was a little strange and I almost felt like a spy having the opportunity to see all the glamour and glitz of the the market through your camera lens. Thank-you for the privelege your amazing previews gave us of witnessing firsthand the designs and colours that may influence the direction our quilts take. I particularly enjoyed the new flavours of a vintage style trip to the beach in Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket.

  110. As usual, so many great new fabrics, it is hard to pick just one. OK, you force me to say my favorite so far is Lori Holt's Daisy Cottage.

  111. Well I did not win Papillon even though my town's name also translates to Butterfly. And I am a California girl. So will I be a two for two loser?

  112. I don't think I can choose. I love so many! But curious nature looks very cute. I'm excited to see that line more up close and personal. Thank you so much for sharing!

  113. I love the Anne Kelle designs, as well as the Lori Holt fabrics. Not to mention the Fig Tree and Co. California Girl! You guys are so lucky to be there! πŸ™‚

  114. I just love, love seeing the pics from the show! Neat to see the pic with cute Ty! I really like the Merry, Merry Snowmen by Bunny Hill. Also neat quilt from Cosmo Cricket. I could go on and on…so many wonderful designs!

  115. I like everything that I've seen so far. If I have to choose, I'll say Twirl by Me and My Sister. I love their designs. They are always so bright and cheerful! Thanks for the giveaway. This Fig Tree fabric is gorgeous!

  116. OH MY….so hard to pick just one. Loving them all, but Cluck Cluck Sew just SPOKE loudest to me. Thanks for taking us all along for the Market visit. SEW much fun!!!

  117. "….favorite thing…." as in SINGULAR? One thing? That's so hard! I would like one of everything! If I absolutely have to narrow it down it would be Twirl by Me and My Sister – that is just so absolutely positively CUTE!

  118. I love that you share your comments and photos with the designers at market. If only, someday to attend! I cannot wait for the new collection of Dear Stella. Thanks for the opportunity to win "California Girls" these colors look soft, warm and just want to be in a quilt immediately!

  119. Oh my. I LOVE the round zig zag quilt. That is amazing. And Parson Gray. Totally new to me. I don't know how I haven't seen him, er, his stuff before.

  120. Wow what beautiful fabrics. I'm afraid I would spend a fortune at the Quilt Show if I were there. I like them all but Doodlebug caught my eye with their holiday print. I also favor Dr. Seuss.

  121. i'm really liking the Parson Gray fabric line! I saw the Lush by Patty Young lotus quilt in someone's photo roll and was really impressed with it!

  122. Love Twirl! So happy and bright – just right for those gray Oregon winters! (And my California Girl daughter would love something made out of that bundle…)

  123. I'm loving that new sweetwater line! Can't wait to get a closer look! Also California Girl looks great too! I'd love to make a quilt for my bed with the Ca Girl line since I'm a Ca girl myself!

  124. they're all exciting; the booths are loaded with great fabrics and showoffs. i do like Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker. a new quilt, bold lines, marvelous quilting.

  125. WOW…So much eye candy it's hard to choose. Merry Merry Snowman and California Girls get my vote. Also loving the trip through Quilt Market with you.

  126. It is so hard to pick just one! Bunny HIll is always gorgeous and I am always drawn to the Fig Tree prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. It's always hard to pick a favorite, so I'm going to say I love Parson Gray's Curious Nature because I'm always looking for something more masculine for the guys and I love California Girl because I just see my beautiful daughter in those fabrics.

  128. Although everything in your photos looks wonderful, I must admit that I'm excited about the more masculine prints – curious Nature by "Parson Gray". Having two adult sons, I often find it difficult to find suitable fabrics for a "man's quilt".

  129. Oh, I'm so torn. But I'm still loving Papillon from yesterday!! Hello Luscious is a close second. Thanks for these wonderful updates. πŸ™‚

  130. My favorite of the day is "Daisy Cottage" but…oh, my…that "Parson Gray" is pretty intriguing to say the least so I'm very anxious to see what's up with that!

  131. Thanks for the giveaway and the great market coverage!! I really like Bunny Hill Designs new BOM!!

  132. Oh my goodness! You really expect us to pick a favorite from all of those yummy options?! Impossible! And I know you haven't even scraped the surface. I'm overwhelmed. LOL. I can't imagine what it would be like to really BE there. I think that Salt Air would be perfect for the next quilt I want to make, but that Californai Girl is next!

  133. It's really hard to choose, but I really love the vintagy feel of Lori Holt's Daisy Cottage. I also love the Cluck Cluck Sew pattern in Salt Air. So many beautiful things!!!

  134. David Butler's collection is really nice. I look forward to seeing it in person. I also love Fig Tree's new line, California Girl! So, fingers are crossed:)

  135. Wow! So many great things! I love Twirl and Curious Nature but that California Girl is calling my name the loudest! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  136. No way can I pick just one but I could start with that Merry Merry Snowman πŸ™‚ Thanks for a chance to win an awesome giveaway!

  137. Oh, so much to be excited about! Probably Twirl is top of my list to make curtains nad jazz up my daughter's room amd the Parson Grey lines are calling my name…

  138. well I don't have just one favorite! I like the elephant hiding in Dear Stella's booth. I like the Dear Stella's fabric. I like the gumdrops quilt, everything Michael Miller/Anne Kelle, and of course Riley Blake never disappoints.

  139. I love the Christmas patterns and fabric and all of the Civil War quilts. Love all the pictures you've posted. You must be having such fun!

  140. I so love the color everywhere. It's hard to pick a favorite. I am very interested in the use of fabrics for apparel and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Parson Gray. Lot's of good ideas!

  141. The creative talent just amazes me. Although hard to pick just one, my all time favorite is Anne Sutton and love the snowman quilt!! So warm and snuggly cute. Followed by David Butler's Curious Nature. I can think of quite a few men to sew for using this line.

  142. I'm lovin Merry Merry Snowmen. Too cute! Would love to win the FQ bundle and I can't wait to see more from market. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us!!

  143. My favorite so far has to be the new Dr. Seuss line by Robert Kaufman. I am just finishing up a quilt for my grandkids from the 'Grinch Who Stole Christmas' line. Love it all.

  144. Amy Butler and Parson Gray … what a dream designer team! Love the sneak peak at the new bags and apparel appealing things coming our way. Thanks for bringing us in your bag to Market!

  145. I absolutely love Twirl by Me & My Sister. Such happy fabric! It makes me smile … and who could resist the cute little plants with ruffly skirts in their booth! Love, love, love!

  146. I'm impressed with the new line of Parson Gray. It's always so hard to find masculine fabrics. I appreciate your blog posting. It provides an opportunity to see the new trends.

  147. I so appreciate the tour of market aisles minus the aching feet that usually goes with it. My favorite? Well it has to be more Dr Seuss with It's So Emma but California Girl and Moda's Salt Air are right behind the funny characters. Many good lines coming.

  148. Oh drat, that is too hard of a decision to make. I love to see all the new beautiful fabrics, nothing like that to get you wanting to sew something up! Thanks for the great giveaway

  149. Everything looks so beautiful. But I especially love Bunny Hill's new quilt using the reds from French General πŸ™‚ Thanks for the updates on Market and the very generous giveaway.

  150. I love seeing all the photos from quilt market but got really excited when I saw the new block of month from Bunny Hill with all the cute snowmen, not to mention my favorite designer of fabrics – Fig Tree πŸ™‚ Elin

  151. Thanks for all the pictures and 'heads up' of what is coming in the next 6 months! It is so much fun to go to market through the Fat Quarter Shop!

  152. Thanks for all the pictures and 'heads up' of what is coming in the next 6 months! It is so much fun to go to market through the Fat Quarter Shop!

  153. Thanks for showing us so many glimpses of quilt market. How great it must be to be there!

    The Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs has really caught my eye! I didn't even know I liked pink/grey/gold.

  154. David AND Amy Butler! Everything I love doing, I love doing with my husband even more! That has got to be so great for them!

  155. You had way too much fun at Market! Thank you for sharing it with all of us…I'm particularly taken with Twirl by Me and My Sister Designs, and with all the fabrics by Parson Gray.

  156. Totally un-fabric related but I LOVE that teal dresser with green handles haha! But all the fabrics and quilts are great too!

  157. I love seeing the fun Dr.Suess quilt and the new Bunny Hill designs.
    Your senses must be running in overdrive – all those gorgeous designs and luscious fabrics not to mention meeting so many terrific quilt designers.
    Thanks for the sharing.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  158. Love the BasicGrey display. The colors are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your journey at Quilt Market. Your pictures are great! Looking forward to today's pictures.

  159. I am SO excited for Parson Gray! The men in the family have been asking for quilts lately but I have such a hard time finding enough masculine prints for a good quilt without making it totally monochromatic and boring. These look wonderful and I can't wait to get my hands on them!

  160. The colors, the fabrics , the quilts, the patterns and more ,love them all. I, also, love the photos of the designers and their booths. Thank you for the pictures. cori

  161. I have been waiting to see what the sweetwater girls have been up to at market and I love their new reunion line and I am looking forward to Kate Spain's good fortune. thanks for the chance at the fig tree California girls fabric!

  162. I think it may be the Cat in the Hat panel. The one of him all alone. New quilt with that as the focus for new grandbaby on the way.

  163. I live the new pattern by Anne! Merry merry Xmas snowmen is soo cute and I want to make it! Thanks for all the delicious eye candy!

  164. I enjoyed peeking in to Anne Suttons booth, wish I could be there. Thanks for the photo show .

  165. The Daisy Cottage range is gorgeous. I will be keeping an eye out for the house quilt. I'll definitely be making that one!

  166. I think my favorite has to be Reunion. I love all the other Sweetwater lines so I think this one will be just as great.

  167. I've really been struck by the pictures I've seen of David Butler's new fabric. The colors are masculine, but the prints really appeal to me. I'm also in love with both of Anne Sutton's new quilts – especially the snowmen! How much fun you must be having at quilt market!

  168. Excited about seeing – the Cluck, Cluck, Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda – OMGosh – I just want to run my hands of the rich colors and dream of sewing it up. Please enter me in the drawing – I would love to sew with the prize fabric toooooooo! Thank you for such a great look at Quilt Market!

  169. The dear Stella manufacturer/design looked very cute and always good to have more fabric to choose from (or maybe not if you ask my husband). I also very much like Parson Grey's line and look forward to seeing more from you. Thanks for the wonderful updates!

  170. I'm so in love with Daisy Cottage by Lori Holt, but I'm dying to get my hands on Salt Air from Cosmo Cricket too!!! And thanks for the chance to win that fabby fat quarter bundle!!! Fig Tree quilts is another one of my loves, so I'd be tinkled pink if I won that πŸ™‚

  171. Wow, I adore the new fabric from Basic Grey although winning the fabrics from Fig Tree should be great. Thanks for showing us all the news from Market – I look forward to it each year.

  172. Choosing only 1is HARD!!
    I love what I see from Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker.
    I could get seriously inspired by those fabrics and colors.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  173. OK I need to say two things–hope that is alright–first is the new Fig Tree fabric; it's just too lovely. And second is definitely Curious Nature. I'm planning on making some great retro skirts & dresses with it.

  174. My favorite so far, is from Me & My Sister Designs, called Twirl. Just love their fabrics., But the truth is it is difficult because there are just so many that I've seen so far that I'd love to have.

  175. i'm loving Parson Gray's line. Yes, he's a handsome man, but i've been looking for some "manly" prints to use to make my husband a quilt!

  176. I'm still impressed by Mr. Butler's new/first fabrics, but Anne Kelle is a close second ;o) Thanks for reporting – although a fair is always interesting and exiting, I know that it is very exhausting as well. Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions and photos!

  177. Well you have certainly showed us so much beautiful stuff today. Being there in person might just be too overwhelming for me. I am always a real fan of the Sweetwater team so I relly enjoyed seeing that photo.

  178. can I say Ty? I want to take him home? no? I guess it's either Dear Stellas booth (I have not heard of her before, love the colors!) or that Amy Buttlers hubby is as creative as she is, his line looks great, worth investigating too!

  179. They are all wonderful, but my favorite is BunnyHill's new fabric line. I love the soft colors she uses.
    Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

  180. Unfortunately, this is the first year I can't go to market. Seeing your pictures is making me ACHE so…but winning that fat quarter bundle would simply take my ACHES away! Oh PLEASE pick me. Yes, a poor, pitiful plea!! LOVE YOU GUYS!

  181. Oh what fun it must be to see all the amazing new lines coming out. The Parson Gray line intrigues me so I'll put that down as my fav.

  182. Unfortunately i live in the Netherlands so no Houston Quilt Market for me. Would love to go see sometime. There are so many beautiful things there that i saw posted online … It is definately on my wishlist

  183. Thanks for showing us Ty Pennington and that fun pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. Dear Stella is fabulous too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  184. Seriously it is SUCH a good thing I am not anywhere near all that awesomeness. I'd have to sell my house to pay off the bill I'd create from buying EVERYTHING! LOL I cannot honestly pick which one of those are my favorite. They're all great for different reasons. I do really love Patty's Lush line quite a bit though. Such happy colors. Santa's Workshop and Dr Suess both are screaming at me too.

  185. Thanks for the updates. All that beautiful fabric! But Twirl caught me followed by all of the rest.

  186. My favorite new lines I've seen so far are Daisy Cottage, Reunion, and Aneela Hoey's new line A Walk in the Woods. Wish I was there to see them in person! Glad to have you there so I can live vicariously though you and all of your amazing photos.

  187. It has all been so super but I just love that pattern and fabric by Ellen Luckett Baker. Also am loving the California Girl, since I do live in California! Thanks so much.

  188. I love your blog, so many great ideas and fabrics! All of the fabrics are lovely, but I do like the Riley Blake collections, the Fox Trails by Doohikey Design makes me want to start sewing for my smaller grandchildren. So colorful! A gal can never have too much fabric. Cynthia

  189. I love California girl. Look forward to the sneak peeks at more fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Shawn In Michigan

  190. I love the Daisy Cotton line by Riley Blake. The quilts on display are adorable. Thanks for keeping all of posted.

  191. Ooooooh, it's gotta be the Twirl collection by Me & My Sister Designs….it is So. Darn Cute. (and the fabrics too–HA!). Would LOVE to be with you to see all this in person–lucky you.

  192. It all looks so wonderful. Wish I was there.
    Am most interested in seeing more of Curious Nature.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  193. Picking the best thing is like choosing a favorite child! Although, I will admit that I am partial to the Bunny Hill booth's hanging quilts. Too many beautiful choices!

  194. I am absolutely loving the Bird's Eye View quilt by Thomas Knauer. I would love to try and make it!

  195. Oh it's all so beautiful!! I love seeing how all the booths are decorated. I love looking at all the awesome quilts. Loving the Sew Emma and the Bunny Hill quilts. Oh and of course Sweetwater. Love it all!! Thanks for keeping us updated!

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  196. Wow, great pictures and wonderful booths. I must say my favorite one is Ty Pennington. I knew he had a fabric line, but had no idea he would be at quilt market. Great photo!

  197. Oh my goodness, I so wish I could be there with you all. So many beautiful fabrics. While I'm loving them all, I have to say I can't wait to get my hands on some Santa's Workshop. How cute! Hoping I'll have a little grandchild by that time to make a sweet little quilt for.

  198. Santa's Workshop from Doodlebug Designs looks terrific – thanks for all the wonderful updates and news from Market this year. You make us feel like we are a part of it too!! Thanks πŸ™‚

  199. Okay, second try here….I got an error the first time, so if this is a duplicate, please disregard the first one.

    I love the Quilt Block fabrics and the pattern that goes along with it that looks like woven ribbons. And the Curious Nature line is gorgeous!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy A

  200. I'm loving all the patterns for frilly little girl outfits. Just added two new granddaughters to our family in the last week so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for the fun new things I can make them and I've seen several so far.

  201. I love Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket and Hello Luscious, but my favorite has been the pics and the tweets. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure!

  202. My favorite thing so far has been the mens life by David Butler. I LOVE THESE FABRICS!!
    Thanks for doing another giveaway!

  203. I'm guessing that my comment has to be fabric related, so my favorite cannot be Ty? Fine, then. Definitely Sweetwater's booth. I always love to see what they've done.

  204. I am lovin' the color palette of Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket and the Gumdrop Garden quilt is sugar sweet! Please keep up the great reporting!

  205. Yes that is really hard, But going with todays I really like David Butlers as I have a house full of boys and need to make them a quilt to. Also love sweetwater and Daisy Cottage. Thanks for letting us in on the International Quilt Market. From Sandi in Calgary, Ab

  206. There are so many to choose from, but here are a few. It's Sew Emma patterns, Cosmo Cricket's new line, Twirl by Me & My Sister, and the new Dr. Seuss. I'm really loving them all. πŸ™‚

  207. Beautiful giveaway! And I already have a project in mind for it πŸ™‚ My favorite is the Hello Luscious by basicGrey so far. Look forward to every post!

  208. Love the Dear Stella booth image. I'm actually making my mother-in-law a blue and white zigzag quilt right now. And of course, LOVE Dr. Seuss!

  209. Wow I do not think I can pick just one. It is all fantastic, the patterns the fabric everything!!! I can not wait to see more. Thanks.

  210. You all have the best quilt market coverage. Thanks for all the tweets you have been sending out.
    I love the Merry Merry Snowmen quilt.

    ginger c at gmail dot com

  211. I am so anxious to see David Butler's line of fabrics….I want to make something special for my husband and just haven't found the right fabrics….I think the problem is solved!

  212. It's so hard to pick just one thing! I love how you show us so many things in each post – thank you for letting use feel like we are right there with you. I think my favourite thing so far is the Cosmo Cricket collection – the colours are so pretty. Can't wait to see it in person.

  213. I love the Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker quilt and fabrics. What a fresh and interesting design and such bright colors. The Emma quilt is darling as well as the Lush line of fabrics. But really, how can you ask us to choose. It is all so wonderful. Thanks for such a great report for those of us who don't blog and don't get to go to these shows. It makes me want to go!

  214. Fig Tree is one of my favorite designers. Thanks for all the great pictures from Quilt Market.
    Joanne Gerber

  215. All of the farics look so yummy. I can feel the excitement just by looking at the pictures. I'm loving Daisy Cottage and Parson Gray. Really, I'm loving everything I'm seeing. Thanks for the giveaway.


  216. Thanks for the sneak peek at all of the goodies to look forward to. My favorites are Cluck, Cluck Sew's pattern and as always, Fig Tree's newest line.

  217. I really like Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air especially how the collection just "pops" using Allison Harris pattern for the quilt displayed. Yet,I am fascinated that David Butler(Parson Gray) has designed a fabric line for men, "Curious Nature" I would not only like a quilt but a blouse made from any of the colorways. Thanx Penny

  218. Why haven't I heard about Stella before?!?!? I clicked the link and my jaw dropped! Such beautiful fabric already in your shop. Now I just need to think of something to make with it! πŸ™‚

  219. There are so many great things I've seen courtesy of your very informed updates! But my favorite has to be a tie between Ty Pennington's new collection and Parson Gray Fabric! So excited for it! =)

  220. I absolutely love the Salt Aire quilt by Cosmo Cricket. The pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew is adorable. I have used others of her patterns and they turned out so cute. What a visual feast to see all these beautiful things.

  221. wow: absolutely beautiful! I would just love to see all these exhibits in PERSON!! how amazing would that be? Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

  222. I am liking the new trend of having masculine design/prints in quilting fabric like David Butler's for making quilts for the boys in the family

  223. I wish I was at Market but I am not. But I love looking at all the pictures I am seeing. My favorite thing so far is the quilt Merry Merry Snowmen by Bunny Hill Designs.

  224. I think I would have to say my favorite is Ty Pendleton…and not necessarily his fabric. πŸ™‚

    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

  225. Through your pics on twitter, I got a sense of really "being there" and it was highly exciting to see all the lovely new ideas and colours. A chord struck for me in particular, was in recognising the need for contemporary masculine fabrics and patterns and I thought the Parson's Grey was terrific.