Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Let's start with a photo, shall we?

On Thursday night of Quilt Market I was one of the first in line - thanks to my new friends - for the utterly crazy Sample Spree where quilting ladies left their dignity at the door and turned into lethal elbows to get their hands on their favorite fabrics. Actually, it was fun. A thrill of the hunt kind of thing. Absolutely everybody went running to the Moda tables, but I went straight to the Kokka (technically Seven Islands, Inc) table where I scored 3 different half meter sets - including the COVETED new line by Heather Ross called Far Far Away 2. Granted, I actually had to *pay* for this stuff - this wasn't some movie star swag-a-thon. The madness continued at Riley Blake, Lecien and Robert Kaufman.  What am I going to do with all of this fabric? Oh, I'll think of something! Let me know if you have some suggestions.

By the way, I never did buy anything from Moda, but I bet I was the only one in the room who didn't.

Here's a close up of my Kokka goodies:

Okay, that's enough gushing about loot for one day. I promise the next post will be full of candid photos of textile rock stars. But first, I leave you with one of my absolute favorite goodies from the Seven Islands, Inc. booth. Enjoy!


  1. Wow you totally scored at the sample spree! I would have gone straight for Kokka too. Can't wait to get my hands on some of that FFA2!!

  2. Thanks, Urban Crunch. My heart was racing, it was so exciting. I really wanted fat quarter sets of Lizzy House's Castle Peeps, but it was long gone by the time I got there. I'm still delighted with what I brought home, though.

  3. Awesome Annik!! I am loving this little bloggy updates about market. Very cool that you got to go.

  4. I can not believe I missed that matryoshka fabric at Kokka! I'm only now seeing it on your blog, what is it? By the way does your Heather Ross bundle have two of the same fabrics in it? Mine has two of the light blue owl and pussycat fabric.

  5. Kaye, mine also has 2 of the light blue owl/pussycat fabric. I love the matryoshka fabric, but the vast majority of the bundle is big flower prints (three 1/2 meter cuts of the same print - grr). I'll unbundle and take photos if you're interested.