One of the things I really enjoy about the Fat Quarter Shop is being able to "window shop" the Coming Soon section. I don't do it very often, but every now and then I'll sit down, put on a bib to catch the drool, and browse the fabric lines just over the horizon.
I've already ordered a few Christmas precuts, but what comes AFTER the Christmas and Halloween fabrics are released? Well, here are a couple lines I'm looking forward to--so much so that I've asked the Fat Quarter Shop to alert me when they arrive (which is another really cool thing for us customers, and I imagine it helps them plan how much fabric to order for us too).
If the reaction quilters had to Bliss is any indication of popularity, I suspect the Ruby line will do well. I love these colors. And you know what? Now that I think about it, they're the same colors I've used in that OTHER applique basket quilt I've been working on. Imagine that! Now I know why I wanted an alert as soon as this line arrives. Can I stand to wait until October though? Is there a choice?
I was super surprised to see this collection by Jo Morton called Crimson Bouquet. Well, there's the obvious surprise--the fact that a line with "crimson" in the name has no crimson-colored fabric--crimson is supposed to be a deep, almost purplish red. But I don't really care about that part. After all, a bouquet by any other name would smell as sweet, right? But I love these colors! They remind me of when I was a kid and would try to decide which of the colors in my 100 crayon box were my favorite. I'm sure these were some of the colors I pulled out! The other surprising thing? I always think of 1800 repros as being dark and kind of drab, but every now and then, Jo throws in something unexpected! (Coming in November.)
Sweetwater. August. Do I need to say more?
Okay I have a thing for dots, words, and graphic prints. That's why I love Sweetwater. Looks like Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 line will give Sweetwater a run for their money. But I like the bold red, black, beige, and white of this line--it would be excellent for a more masculine quilt, don't cha think? (September.)
Riley Blake has managed to collect a lot of fun designers, and Amanda of the Quilted Fish is one of them. Delighted looks like a really happy line, and I'm looking forward to seeing it--coming in September.
How about you? Now that Market has come and gone, are there any lines you've seen and are anxiously awaiting?