So knowing the Apatcheez want to be at the forefront of fashion and also want to know what’s ‘chic on the streets’, this post is dedicated to what’s trending in the quilting world. As you know I had to attend AQC in Melbourne for two full days to determine what’s hot and what’s not (tough life) as well as do extra research to bring you the most up-to-date ideas on colour and composition. So here’s what I’ve found:
1. Vintage is In Vogue! Still!
You’ve all heard about the rise of vintage style in fashion and homewares and you may be a little bemused at the popularity of some items that you may have thought outdated – especially if you wore them the first time around. But don’t be fooled. Vintage is still big business and naturally the fashion flows through to all aspects of our lives – including our pastimes. So put the Ludo aside while I’m talking to you and concentrate!
Pantone just released their Spring/Summer 2015 Report and lo and behold the colours do seem to be a tad, well ‘granny couture’. A little bit like the shortie pyjamas Nanna used to give you for Christmas perhaps? Lucite green indeed!
Now don’t those colours correspond to the cushions above perfectly? And the cushions were made from vintage sheets! They were on The Crafty Squirrel stand.
We saw lots of quilts that have these cooler softer colours, generally they were teamed with white and they did look fresh and crisp. The look is called “en plein air” and flowers prevailed.
Remember yo-yos? We’ve been playing with their more sophisticated cousin the kanzashi flower for a couple of years but the standard yo yo is back – and it’s vintage now!
2. Whimsy Rules