Posts tagged ‘summer 2011’

Utako Yamada: Karel Capek

Utako Yamada is the Japanese illustrator behind a tea-centric product brand called Karel Capek, named after the Czech author who invented the term “robot”. These are not the first of Yamada’s designs to be put on fabric by Kokka, but it might be the largest and most cohesive collection to date. These fabrics are a [...]

Julia Rothman: Miscellany

Julia Rothman is a kick-ass illustrator who is known not only for her surface design work but for her blog Book by Its Cover. She’s one third of the design firm ALSO, who are responsible for the look of design*sponge and other illustrious websites. In fact Julia’s post on design*sponge about how to make a [...]

Guest Post: Monica Solorio-Snow on Happy Mochi Yum Yum

Thank you all so, so much for all the kind words and wishes and welcomes for Theo! The sleep deprivation is really starting to set in but otherwise everything is going really well. Thanks for hanging in there with me! Today, I welcome Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie fame. She’s here to tell us all [...]

Garden Party by Jane Dixon for Andover

Garden Party is the second collection by Jane Dixon for Andover — her first was Desert Bloom, which caught my eye at last Fall’s quilt market for its funky take on cacti, which I think are seriously underused motifs as far as botanicals go. + P.S., I am retiring New Release Tuesday because they’ve become [...]

New Release Tuesday: 6/28/11 Part II

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings (mostly quilting cottons). These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments. This week, there was so much to cover, I broke [...]

New Release Tuesday: 6/28/11 Part 1

New Release Tuesday is my periodic roundup of new fabric sightings (mostly quilting cottons). These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments. Wow, I’ve put this off so long that the new [...]

Two Foodie Prints From Timeless Treasures

Here are two recent supercute one-off novelty prints from (arguably) the masters of one-off novelty prints, Timeless Treasures. Sushi and Picnic Time are in stores now. Related posts: Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Timeless Treasures – More (Mostly Kids’) Novelties Timeless Treasures: Elephants on Parade Fall Quilt Market 2010 – Timeless Treasures – Alice Kennedy [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2011: Monaluna

Jennifer Moore of Monaluna had a booth at Quilt Market for the first time to show her self-produced, organic collections Anika and Marin (which are arriving in stores right now) as well as her first collection Monaco. You can get a wee glimpse of her next collection, Taali, over on the Monaluna website! Also look [...]

Westminster Spring/Summer 2011 Catalog

Westminster’s Spring/Summer 2011 catalog is online and available for download through Scribd. In it you can get close-up and personal with future collections including Amy Butler’s Organic Soul (and see which prints will be available on the voile, organic cotton, corduroy, and rayon challis), the new season of Kaffe Fassett Collective prints, Heather Bailey’s Garden [...]