Within the quilting cotton world I find I switch around with which company's releases have me the most excited. This past spring I attended Quilt Market (industry trade show) and was really focused on Japanese fabric companies, and of course SUPER excited about what I was seeing and ordering from them. I also wanted to keep myself available to look around thoroughly and not focus too much on the companies I already have strong ties with and fantastic reps that keep me very up to date. I could not help but linger at the Michael Miller booths at Market. You'll start to see why with our first shipment from them unpacked and ready to cut.
On top is Botanika by Paula Prass. I love the large scale wallpaper-like floral combined with the fresh green geometric lattice. On the bottom left is Peacock Lane by Portland's own Violet Craft and Children at Play by Sarah Jane. Violet's line is sweet and bright, with elephants, birds, and flowers. I'm totally drawn to the dark grey and bright red-pink in her line as well as the circus-like feeling of the elephant and peacock print. Sarah Jane's group is sweet and whimsical, with pinwheels, bunnies floating away on the strings of balloons, and paper hat making instructions. It has this sort of nostalgic, childhood summer feeling to it. We have some of her embroidery patterns coming too.
A box from Renaissance Ribbons was unpacked too. Some repeat favorites and some new designs by Kaffe Fassett. Beauties. Perfect for trimming out the hemline of a skirt or the button placket of blouse.
And, finally, as promised, the latest Liberty of London prints. I'm not a photographer, but rather a fabric picker-outer, so please excuse the not so great shot. The darker print is of birds, sort of crazy, really cool. We have one more late night scheduled for the summer and it's tonight. We'll be open until 8. Hope to see you soon!