We love Alexander Henry! Let's just come right out and say it, shall we? They really have a way of coming up with unusual, striking designs and they use vibrant colors. You can almost always pick an Alexander Henry fabric out in a quilt or other sewn project, and their larger-scale prints are great for bags or home decor, or for a rockin' quilt back. We recently got some awesome AH fabrics in - what will you use them for?
This fabric is called Zahara, and I LOVE it! This fuchsia and warm brown color combo is fantastic - I think it's more fun than a "traditional" zebra color. I'd love to make an awesome tote bag out of this fabric (it's on my huge list of things to make), so we'll see if it happens. I think it would also be great in a quilt though - a friend of mine used some in a quilt and when it's cut up into smaller pieces it still looks interesting even though you can't really see what the design originally was. Give it a try!
Next is a beautiful Japanese-inspired fabric called Anasema Dolls.
These delicate dolls are surrounded by beautiful patterns and fun colors. I love the mix of soft colors like pink and tan contrasted with the bright colors like red, aqua, and green. (It looks even better in person!) This is a really large-scale pattern, so there is more to it than what you can see here. It would be a great quilt back for a simple quilt, or a throw for an elegant bed.
Now this one is just fun - Cartas Marcadas!
Alexander Henry always does a great job with Mexican Folk-Art designs, so of course these little lottery cards are awesome! Instead of scary skeletons, these folks are just livin' life - waitressing, teaching, playing soccer, what have you. (The soccer one is adorable!) The colors are really pretty too - bright and happy colors on a soft cream background.
The last two we have are from a collection that is fun and funky - Urban Garden and Mercer.
I love the colors in both of these - kind of retro with the gold and mint, and the midnight blue is a pretty shade that accents all of the other colors beautifully. The top print, Urban Garden, has mod flowers with fun shapes and details, and the bottom print, Mercer, has some of the same flowers mixed with funky trees and groovy buildings. They would be great for pillows or for something fun in your kitchen, like placemats.
If you like Urban Garden, check out this post at Sew Katie Did to see what the amazing Katie Pederson paired with it from our shop! We are super excited to announce that we are sponsoring Katie's blog, which means we'll be letting her choose her favorite fabrics from Quilt Sandwich every month for her to talk about. And that means that you'll get to see what Katie likes and how she puts her fabrics together, which is pretty cool because she is awesome! If you don't know much about Katie, check out her blog to see pictures of her beautiful quilts. And look for her book, Quilting Modern, which she co-wrote with Jacquie Gehring, because it is full of great quilting patterns and tips for modern quilting.
Talk to you later! Hope you're working on some fun projects!