Posts tagged ‘fall 2009’

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: Alexander Henry Part II: Home Dec & Another Featured Collection

In addition to the Ghastlies, Alexander Henry was also featuring the stunning “multi-ethic” collection Zanzabelle. Nicole (the sister half of the siblings) created this one, if I remember correctly. The pattern fills in the animals are so cool. Hand-rendered designs are becoming more of a rarity amongst contemporary fabrics, and they make it look so [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka Part III: Nani Iro (with Giveaway!)

Naomi Ito’s newest collection within her Nani Iro brand is called Antique Label. This is Vol. 1, Rose & Poppy. For those of us used to the signature Nani Iro watercolor designs, this is quite a style shift! But this is just a detour into reproductions – 1920s-40s florals to be exact. I gather that [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Kokka

Again, there is so much to show you from Japanese fabric company Kokka that I’m going to break it up into a few posts: Echino and Nani Iro will get their own. (The Nani Iro post will include a giveaway courtesy Matatabi Japanese Fabric, so stay tuned!) First up. Being the mother of a young [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2009: Amy Butler

Hi, Love! Do you hear the chorus of sweet song, the soft light breaking though the Houston Convention Center florescents? You know you’ve rounded the corner to Amy Butler’s booth. Love was delivering to stores just as Quilt Market was happening. Have you got yours yet? If not, here is some inspiration that might make [...]