Posts tagged ‘2009’

2009 in Review

Hey! Happy New Year! Thank you SO much for reading and commenting and sponsoring and just being part of this whole crazy ride. Running this site has been a complete blast and I’m so thankful that I get to do it. And special thanks to Mary Beth, who came to my rescue to cover the [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Spicy Scrap by Lecien

                I can’t get over how great this collection is. I love how the designer didn’t shy away from bold, contrasty colors that ring true to the 40s-50s. You might remember it from Quilt Market coverage — well now it’s available in the shops. Look for “sushi rolls” [...]

Book Month: Amy Barickman’s Sew-It Book and Fabric

Prepare yourself for tiny button people! Amy Barickman is the genius behind the vintage-flavored Indygo Junction, The Vintage Workshop, a great source of vintage images and clip-art for creative projects, and vintage-inspired fabric designs. Her latest fabric line, for Red Rooster Fabrics, is based on her 2008 reprint of the 1929 classic Sew-It Book. Tiny [...]

Alexander Henry: Good Earth

The It’s-a-Small-World-inspired Good Earth is another wonderful collection from Alexander Henry. It comes in two colorways, Brite (above) and Pool (below). It would make a really cool quilt for a kid’s room, and the florals would make great retro 60s-70s dresses. Related posts: Spring Market 2009: Alexander Henry Alexander Henry: Lorenza Fall Quilt Market 2010: [...]

Nicey Jane Giveaway From The Quilted Castle

Nicey Jane is here! Nicey Jane is here! (That’s Heather Bailey‘s new collection for FreeSpirit, if you’re not as obsessed with all this as we are.) The Quilted Castle is giving away a fat quarter set of 20 of the prints in the blue/green colorway. To enter, just visit The Quilted Castle, then come back [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Grandmother’s Flower Garden by Rosalie Quinlan

Grandmother’s Flower Garden is Australian designer Rosalie Quinlan (of Melly & Me fame)’s debut collection of Japanese company Lecien. It has been out in stores for several weeks now. This sweet collection is a tribute to the classic, hexagon-based Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. You can use these quilting cottons to make a GFG quilt of [...]

Japanese Fabric of the Week: Echino Fall 2009

Here’s a closer look at Echino Fall 2009 by Etsuko Furuya, previously seen at Quilt Market. It’s now available in the shops, woohooo! These are all cotton-linen blends — which some may argue is a better all-purpose fabric than quilting cotton. (It’s certainly better for clothing!) The border print Birdsong, above, is in four colorways, [...]

Alexander Henry: Lorenza

I just want to give Alexander Henry a running high-five for this new-in-stores quilting weight cotton collection, Lorenza. Above, the scandalously named Nude colorway; below is Aubergine. These images are from Hancock’s of Paducah; Pink Chalk Fabrics also has the Sage colorway and a couple more prints not pictured here. (Shops, please let us know [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Lecien (Part III)

For those of you just joining us: part I was reproduction collections, part II was vintage-inspired collections, and here are Lecien’s latest contemporary and cute fabrics. Minny Muu Plus Minny Muu Lovely Punch Girls – for bullies and fruit-drink loving gals. Oh, Color Basic. Let me just pet you. Caramel Town Charlotte Related posts: Fall [...]