As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew.
Of the many things I saw at Market, one of the most noticeable was what I’ve decided to call “pointy things.” (And while that doesn’t refer to this tower on the rooftop of St. Louis’s City Museum, home to tunnels, spiral slides, a giant preying mantis, tunnels, secret passages, and more…it was definitely worth a visit!)
But rather than setting blocks on the square, I espied numerous quilts made up of triangles, arrows, flying geese, and blocks set on point (or at least giving the illusion of being set on point). I think of these triangular and on-point quilts as being a little more adventurous, made by quilters willing to see the world from an unexpected angle. I don’t know exactly what’s driving the trend, but it makes for some beautiful quilts. For your viewing pleasure I present “Pointy Things Seen At Market” (with apologies for the yellow tones created by the convention center lighting).