Last weekend, I was in Portland, Oregon, for Spring Quilt Market.
In addition to meeting up with several of my freelance clients, I took the opportunity to peruse the new offerings from the various fabric companies with an eye towards what sorts of floral prints they’re debuting.
Now, I have completed 19 full motifs and eight half-motifs. Can you tell that I’m loving it?
When I embarked on this project, I made a rule for myself that I would not use the same fabric twice. I have what I like to think of as a respectable stash of floral fabrics. I’m still sorting through my bin and coming up with pairings that I like, but I can see that I’m not going to have as many as I need, for the size quilt I envision.
Whenever I’m in a fabric store, I look around to see what sorts of florals they have, but it’s been hard to find ones that I like. I purchased a lot of my floral prints several (or many) years ago, and the ones that are available just aren’t the sort I’m looking for.
But that may be changing.
What I saw at Market was encouraging.
Several companies were displaying collections that included prints featuring aspects that appeal to me — all-over designs that are representational of real flowers, either realistically or impressionistically rendered.
These are just the ones that I took pictures of. I also collected several brochures that showed the following:
Some of these are available; others will ship later this year.
I can’t wait!