Here's my Sew, Mama, Sew! survey on the sewing scene of 2010 and thoughts on the coming year.
Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what trends stand out in your mind?
Hexagons. Wonky quilt blocks. Ruffles. Pennants/bunting. There have been some great color combinations as well (aqua/red, etc).
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What were some of your favorite things? (Trends, fabric collections, patterns, blogs? Whatever you really loved.)
I love the linen and brights trend, though I haven't done anything with it yet (plans though!). Some favorite color combinations are tangerine/aqua and grey/yellow.
What was your very favorite fabric collection or print? (If not listed above.)
My favorite collections this year have been Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow and Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane.
What was the best thing you made in 2010? (Be sure to share a photo!)
The best thing? My son, by far. ;)
What is one of the best things you saw that was made by someone else?
What do you think 2011 has in store? (Again, trends, fabric, patterns, etc.)
I don't think I have enough experience to predict anything, but I think we'll see a continuation of the same things, but with a fresh perspective. Perhaps different color combinations, modern takes on retro ideas. I've seen a few things that might suggest that there will be a variety of abstract prints as well. I also think solids and monochromatic color schemes might come in to play a lot.
Anything you’re ready for the sewing world to get over?
Owls. Yes, they're cute. No, they don't need to be included in every pattern, print, applique, pillow, stuffed toy, and so on and so forth.
What’s on your sewing agenda for 2011? What are you excited about? What would you like to learn more about?
What about you? Do you agree or disagree with my predictions? Wanna rail me for hating on owls? Let me know in the comments!