WIP Wednesday: Market Aftermath

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Happy Wednesday! I’m back from Quilt Market and feeling so motivated! I saw some amazing fabric, fabulous new patterns, and I can’t wait to get sewing. And you know what? I have only a few deadlines on the horizon and I am so excited to do some fun, whatever-I-want-to-do kind of sewing this summer.

Anyway, since I spent most of the last week in Pittsburgh, how about some pictures from Market in lieu of WIPs today? Here were some of the highlights for me:

Violet Craft’s new line Brambleberry Ridge for Michael Miller. Also, she has paper-pieced animals! So there’s that.

Carolyn Friedlander‘s new book Savor Each Stitch
is uh-mazing.

Deer! So many deer. Harvey here looks pretty stylin’ in Emily Herrick‘s Rustique collection for Michael Miller.

Heather Ross‘s line Far, Far Away is being released on quilting cotton for the first time by Windham. Yay!

Indelible by Katerina Rocella for Art Gallery Fabrics.

 

Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter gave a great schoolhouse session for her book, Fabulously Fast Quilts.

A Quilter’s Mixology
by Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces—this book is such a fresh, original take on Drunkard’s Path blocks and curved piecing. Angela’s Schoolhouse session actually made me excited about curved piecing for the first time ever! For real!

Oh yeah, the Cotton + Steel collections really do live up to the hype. Everything these ladies do is just so … smart. I want to grow up to be them someday. : )

American Made Brand solids by Clothworks is a fantastic new line of solids that are made right here in the states. Gotta love that.

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew‘s new line for Windham, Oh, Clementine.

And friends old and new. So many of my favorite people were at this Market! This is Angela of Cut to Pieces, Kaye of Miss Print, Anna of Noodlehead, Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew, Ashley of Film in the Fridge (and her crazy-cute daughter Hazel), Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Amanda of Crazy Mom Quilts, and Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

My WIP Wednesday Market Wrap-Up has been brought to you by Marmalade Fabrics. Marmalade is running the second year of its Around the Color Wheel monthly bundles. You can subscribe in 1/2 yards of FQs, or you can purchase the bundles individually (past bundles are still available!). Marmalade even has a special program for buyers outside the U.S. to save you on shipping. Check out all of Marmalde’s bundles right here.

Giveaway: This week Marmalde is giving away one Around the Color Wheel bundle for May, in the Ruby Red colorway. To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: “When purchasing fabric bundles, what do you consider the perfect size/amount of fabric per bundle?” a) 12 fat quarters; b) 6 fat quarters; c) 6 half yards; d) 8 half yards. I’ll draw a random winner next Wednesday!

And in the meantime, link up your WIPs! Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
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  1. Brenis
    Brenis says:

    Hi :). I actually prefer 8 1/2 yards, as I get variety and have more choices in what I can do with them because of the size. But I usually but only fat quarters when buying bundles because that's all my pocketbook can afford! Lol!

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  2. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth says:

    8 half-yards would be my preference, I think….. I finally gave up buying fat quarters as it was never quite enough….. my greedy little fabric heart always wants MORE!!!

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  3. Mary W Quilts
    Mary W Quilts says:

    I like at least 12 fat quarters. It gives you a ice variety and enough for a good sized lap quilt. Thanks for the market recap. Can't wait to get my hands on the grouchy princess!

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  4. Stacey
    Stacey says:

    The 12 fat quarters would probably be it for me.. I like things a little scrappy, and mixed with some solids, that amount is definitely enough for a few projects!

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  5. D. Naz.
    D. Naz. says:

    I think that 12 fat quarters would be ideal. Enough variety to choose from, and maybe throw in some of my own. . . Thanks for the view of Market!!

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  6. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment
    Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says:

    So many beautiful new fabrics to look forward to. It must have been another amazing market.
    I had a retail owner suggest to me today that batiks are making a come back. I seriously doubt this and think he is misinformed – what do you think after having just been to Market?

    In answer to your question – 6 half yards. Enough variety to play with but not too expensive.

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