Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quilt Fabric: Sample Spree!

 Happy Tuesday! Today's post is kind of a Quilt Market continuation...I thought you might want to see what I purchased at Sample Spree.



 Sample Spree is an evening event at quilt market where manufacturers and designers sell their products (often at wholesale or below) to shop owners and attendees so that samples can be made before the fabrics arrive in stores (often several months later). 





 I do need to preface this purchases post by letting you know two things: first, our fabric, "Bright Sun," didn't make it to Sample Spree. We were told that morning that it had arrived in Dallas just that day...in fact...I still haven't seen a bundle...but I will share a photo as soon as it arrives! If "Bright Sun" had been available I definitely would have purchased some for family and friends! Second, the Fig Tree collection "Farmhouse" is one of my all-time favorites; it was at Sample Spree, but since I have left-overs from my market sewing and will be getting some more later, I didn't purchase that either (although it was really tempting).

So...the first bundle I had on my list was the new Minick & Simpson collection "Polka Dots & Paisley's." I absolutely love Minick & Simpson fabric. After making a king-sized quilt from my stash last summer, my supply of their fabrics was dwindling...so now I have a new bundle to add to the mix!


 Next up is "Prairie" by Corey Yoder. Corey's fabrics are as sweet as she is...and her yellows and pinks and aquas coordinate beautifully with "Bright Sun." So I definitely can do some scrappy projects combining our fabrics...yay!


"Canyon" by Kate Spain was my next purchase. I always love Kate's fabrics, and I also have a scrappy project in the works with pieces from all of her collections.



Finally, I picked up the "Simply Color" bundles in yellow and orange because I don't typically buy those colors. So these two bundles were definitely stash builders...smaller bundles just perfect to add to the mix.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by!


11 comments:

valentinegirl said...

Kept reading your post until the bottom and I was hoping you'd have an announcement (Oprah style) that you were getting ready to send me a bundle of each too. LOL. You picked some cute ones. I like everything that you picked. Will have to check out a few of those when I can get my hands on them!!

Michele said...

No Bright Sun samples :-( Oh, no! That just makes it even more exciting when it really arrives!! You did get some nice fabrics anyway. Happy sewing!

Judy said...

I am happy you explained Sample Spree. I have always thought the bundles were free! I sure like your bundles. I hope to see yours soon. I didn't see them up close at quilt market.

Patricia said...

The bundles are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Hildy said...

Great bundles you've snatched up! Love the colors from the 'Prairie' collection I think they would look good with 'Farmhouse'. Can't wait to see what you'll make with them.

Helen L said...

So sad that the Bright Sun didn't make it to market: it would have been good to have the shop owners be able to sew up some samples in it! And the Prairie line is on my wish list as well as the Simply color. Did you see her quilt called "Endless Summer" done in that line? It' just gorgeous!! Have a great week! Hugs, H

Karin Vail said...

OH MY, every one of those bundles I want to steal right out of the screen! LOVE! Bummer your collection didn't make it to sample spree, can't wait to see it!!!

Jacqueline said...

Fun fun fun fabrics.

Kristen King said...

I cannot wait to see what you make with all of these...seem we love the same fabrics!! Great choices! ;)

Sigi G said...

You did some beautiful shopping. All the Fabrics look delicious! Looking forward to seeing some of the projects you mentioned you will make with some of these :)!!

Michele said...

Oh those are some that are on my wish list too.

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