Cotton + Steel Collections
|Photo credit: @cottonandsteel|
No surprise here because I love everything these ladies do. The six quilting cotton collections (Fruit Dots, Cat Lady, Penny Arcade, Macrame, and Bluebird) have the most gorgeous selection of colors yet. I bought a FQ bundle of each at Sample Spree and I've already put the entire range into color order. In past releases, one collection usually stands out as my far and away favorite, but it's really hard to choose this time.
The Lovely Hunt by Lizzy House
|Photo credit: @suppose_quilts & @vhaberdashery|
I'm not sure if this collection counts since it released prior to market, but The Lovely Hunt has so many things going for it: a wonderfully rich color spectrum, unicorns (in a style that reminds me of The Last Unicorn), and great coordinates. As a medieval art lover, this collection turns the art I love into something modern and bright.
Mendocino by Heather Ross
|Photo credit: @mushyhed and @fatquartershop|
Pacific (and quilt patterns) by Elizabeth Hartman
|I actually took these photos.|
I held out on buying Rhoda Ruth because I mistakenly thought it would be available at Sample Spree. When I learned Elizabeth had a new collection available in it's place, I was still eyeing Rhoda Ruth until I saw Pacific at Schoolhouse. Several of the prints in Pacific are direct reprints from Rhoda Ruth (prints I wanted), plus Pacific has bunnies! Her new quilt patterns are all to die for. I for one, have Fancy Forest lined up on my cutting table already.
Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander
|Photo credit: @carolynfriedlander & @thermoweb|
Patterns & Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful
|Photo credit: @sewkindofwonderfuljenny|
The Quick Curve Ruler isn't new, but it caught my attention this past weekend. The quilts in their booth and a hypnotic demo by Sherilyn had me foaming at the mouth for their products. I picked up their new booth, One Wonderful Curve, at the book signing as well as the original ruler and Country Chic pattern (pictured right). They also have a mini QCR for tiny versions of their quilts.