I remember watching this video about the Cotton + Steel collaboration and being excited about what was going to happen next. Five talented entrepreneurs set out to change the way fabric lines are designed through extensive collaboration and outstanding design. As the fabric lines have come out, I noticed my fabric
hoarding collecting always includes the illustrations of Sarah Watts of wattslot.
That might be
a small part all of my Sarah collection…
Sarah’s designs are cute but not too cutesy with her animals having an easy to love personality. They are also multi-faceted and perfect additions to quilts, purses and clothes. When I met Sarah Watts at Fall Quilt Market, it took all of my willpower to say hello and not completely fan girl all over her. She had just shown an adorable quilt made for the Cat Lady line and I thought it would be a good segway into a conversation. Sarah was down to earth and really adorable (just like her illustrations!). I met her again at Quilt Con West. She was drawing tattoos during certain times and I was lucky enough to snag a space in line for one. We talked about Pennie (her adorable cat), how much she enjoyed being at Quilt Con and talking with people who use her fabrics and the excitement of new fabric lines.
(My kitty cat tattoo is on the right.)
While Sarah is one of the co-founders of Cotton + Steel, she also illustrates books, collaborates in Paper Ghost Studio and licenses her artwork. During our podcast, we talk about her illustration work, why she is excited to be a part of Cotton + Steel, working with Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Company, and how fabric designers hoard fabric too! I hope you love the episode.
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