You didn’t think that was all of it, did you? There’s more… lots more.
You know who these folks are. Let’s start with the lovely lass standing on the far right side, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.
This is Homespun Gatherings. Forty brushed cotton wovens in stripes, plaids and textures – comfortable, familiar and oh-so-yummy. The quilt on the left is Part Time, that’s Checked Out on the right. The clipboards on the right have little minis that are part of a pattern titled Sentiments of Home – it’s coming soon.
These are Lisa’s Sweethearts… we’re going to need these for Valentine’s Day. Homespun Gatherings will ship in April.
We particularly love the tops and dresses made with Painted Garden… kind of makes a girl wish she were a little younger. (And perhaps a bit more petite.) Maybe by April of next year…
Corey will have Sunny Stitches, an Aurifil Assortment next Spring – it’s 10 spools of 12 wt. Cotton Mako thread, it’s perfect for embroidery and big-stitch quilting. Those adorable clutch purses are made using a pattern by Lee Monroe for May Chappell called Clutched. Pepper & Flax will be in shops in April 2018.
Lydia Nelson of Dreamy Quilts has three boys so a fabric collection designed with them in mind was something she’s wanted to do for a while. So collection No. 3 is Mighty Machines. Trucks and Garbage Day are the quilts.
Sandy Gervais of Pieces of My Heart is always Well Said. In paint, in fabric and in quilts. This time, her collection includes a wonderful panel with hand-drawn, hand-painted text prints. Well Said will be available in April – more about this collection soon.
Me and My Sister – Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson – were in Houston… but they were busy, busy, busy with demos, book signings and all manner of things. This is Confetti – the quilt is Circus. Confetti will be in shops in January but Easy Layer Cake Quilts and the new Double-Wide Dresden book are available now.
Home Sweet Home by Stacy Iest Hsu. This adorable quilt is The Three Bears – and it’s available as a kit. If you haven’t guessed already, the theme of Home Sweet Home is Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Christopher Wilson-Tate came to Houston from London, and he brought quite a few wonderful antique quilts with him… a few of which will be staying in the States.
Christopher’s debut collection for Moda is Regency Blues – the quilt in the middle of the picture is Old Bewick from the Regency Blues Book by Antler Quilt Designs. Hanging to the left of Old Bewick is Beadnell, a tablerunner that’s also in the Regency Blues book. More about Regency Blues coming soon – before it’s in shops next April.
Yes, that’s a quilt on the floor. While it’s done frequently in other countries, I think a few folks were reluctant to actually step on it. (Me included.) Fresh Cut Flowers will be in shops in March.
Rachel Brenchley of BasicGrey wasn’t able to be in Houston to debut her new collection, Meraki, but there were two quilts to show the collection. The quilt on the left is Rosettes by Antler Quilt Design, and the quilt on the right is Avalon by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time. (Avalon is out of print as a paper pattern but it’s a beautiful showcase for the collection.)
The quilt on the left is Hebe, it’s made with Lollies Sweeties and Behind the Scenes Wovens, both of which are shipping any day now. The quilt in the middle is That Fairy Tale Quilt by Lucy Carson Kingwell, Jen’s wonderfully talented daughter. The side of the quilt on the right is Meadow – more soon – and those pincushions! Pincushion Party… you know I’m going to need those!
And finally… because it is November and Christmas is starting to creep into the stores…
This is Swell Christmas – the Swell Christmas Santa! He’s a digitally-printed panel that is cut out and stitched onto a pieced backing made with the collection. After attaching Santa, there is enough leftover to make the table runner. The small Santa and Swell Christmas images are part of the panel and can be made into pillows.
That Urban Chik may have had something to do with Spread Your Wings – a Digital Quilt Kit that comes in two sizes. (You have to see the catalog page to see the adorable Baby Spread Your Wings quilt with growing-fast Jacob… the sweet grandson of ModaLissa.) You can spread your own wings in January.
And finally… there will be more about the Color Cuts in the coming weeks but until then, here’s a look at the quilts.
This is the Dessert Sampler. The quilts on the rack are Picnic at Daybreak and Outside the Lines.
And that’s it for today.
Whew. The worst part is that I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone… or something. The good news is that we’ll be sharing more of all the new stuff in the coming months… and a whole lot more.