I always like to see what’s trending in fabric. So what am I seeing a lot of this Spring?
Chevrons – More than ever. They are clearly a go-to choice for quilters.
Solids – When I began quilting 20 years ago, I was taught to use solids to bridge the colors and patterns together in my quilts. They were usually the last choice to bring all the fabrics together. We’ve made a 180 since then.
Solids are often now what a whole quilt is made of, and are not necessarily treated as a complimentary choice.
Dots – They are everywhere also, and quilters can’t seem to get enough of them.
Pearl Bracelets – This pattern seems like another favorite go-to for stashing fabric.
Peach Tones – I am not seeing as much orchid as I would have thought. Pantone named the color of the season. I am seeing a lot of peach.
Umbrellas – I’m seeing a lot of umbrella themed fabric in mixed colors and black and white.
Foreign Stamps and Scenes – Lot’s of great 1930’s and 1940’s scenes and stamps from that era, in colors and black and white. They generally feature Paris, London, etc.
Pirates – Children’s picture books has experienced a huge popularity spike, and run for the last three or so years. Now I am seeing them show up in mainly juvenile fabrics, but not solely.
Fruits and Vegetables – They have always been popular. I’m seeing lots that have that 1930’s twist to it.
If you find something that you notice either in fabric prints, or colors, please leave a comment in my comment box below. Thanks.
Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!!