I’ve wanted to attend Quilt Market since I started sewing, and now, all these years later, I finally got the chance. It was fun and overwhelming and inspiring, all at the same time. I met so many wonderful people, and even though it would have been nice to have more time to talk, even the little snippets of conversations provided a little picture of many of the people I’ve followed online for so long (many pics in my Instagram feed if you’re interested!).
I didn’t do the best job checking out all the booths, but did find myself visiting the Cotton + Steel booth quite a number of times. The ladies of Cotton + Steel truly outdid themselves. It was so fun to see all the excitement surrounding these new lines – 5! plus a great selection of basics, arriving this summer.
I only managed to snag two bundles during Sample Spree, but even with just two lines, I’ve been able to spend quite a bit of time arranging and rearranging these fat quarters into fun little bundles.
I love how the colors in each line coordinate, and when you add in the line of basics…there are just so many possibilities for pulling together your favorites.
This aqua, navy and yellowy-green combo is a favorite, so I decided to see what else in my stash might coordinate. Perhaps these?
Then I did the same with these pinks and corals.
I realized after the fact that this resembles the colors in the quilt I’m currently working on, as well as the second version of my In Flight quilt I made a few months ago. I’m predictable, I suppose!