Posts tagged ‘birds’

Daily Swatch: Space and Sky

The Daily Swatch shows a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically. Please add your own examples of the theme to the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr Pools! Clouds and birds in two colorways, from ‘smil on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: May Flowers Daily Swatch: Houses Daily Swatch: Butterflies Daily [...]

Daily Swatch: Gingham

This wacky border print with coquettish ostriches accented by black and white gingham is from Make Me! Vintage. It’s 45″ cotton canvas c.1970′s, priced at $14/yard. Updated to add: here’s another print from the same collection — an allover print in brown — for auction on eBay. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Gingham Daily Swatch: Gingham [...]

Urban Chiks: Sweet

(feed readers: please click over to see the slideshow, if you don’t mind!) I want to know more about Urban Chiks, who design for Moda. The website doesn’t name names, but says: These two young designers each bring something very different to the drawing board. One has a background in fashion and a flare for [...]

Daily Swatch: Two Weeks of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! This has got to be my favorite fabric posted in response to my “two weeks of love” call. It’s another one from Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio / Pink Chalk Fabrics. The heart-shaped cage is the ultimate in sweetness … just don’t read too much into it! Related posts: Daily Swatch: Two [...]

Tammis Keefe Birds

I’ll wrap up these two weeks of vintage bird prints with some bird textiles by my superhero Tammis Keefe. Here’s a previous post about her. See more Tammis Keefe birds here, and more Tammis Keefe in general at the Tammis Keefe Textiles Flickr group. Related posts: In Search of: Tammis Keefe Fall Quilt Market 2010 [...]

Daily Swatch: Birds Week

Vintage 1950s crinkle cotton hummingbirds, 38w x 35, from Etsy seller nattynatural Related posts: Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Birds Week II Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Birds Week II Daily Swatch: Fruit Week

Daily Swatch: Birds Week II

Another one from my collection. These birds toe the line between duck, goose, and gull for me. I like this from a pattern design standpoint because it’s a simple tile repeat, but having the mysterious waterfowl butted up right against each other and alternating colors gives it a lot of interest. Related posts: Daily Swatch: [...]

Contemporary Birds

Birds have been a huge trend in contemporary fabrics. Here are some under-the-radar prints that have caught my eye. 57″ wide polyester chiffon from Robert Kaufman, at Reprodepot Safari Birdland in aqua, at Superbuzzy Stencil birds from the Mercer Street collection from Hoffman, at eQuilter Bloom Where You Are Planted by Kokka, at Purl Birds [...]

Daily Swatch: Birds Week II

Here’s another one of my bird prints. I wish I had enough to see the whole repeat, but I just have a tiny, oddly cut scrap. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Birds Week II Daily Swatch: Birds Week II Daily Swatch: Birds Week