Monday, October 31, 2011

big blossoms and butterflies on blue

Lush colors and over-sized graphics make this an exciting nature pattern.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

autumn jewels

Dull with brights—the color combination radiates a wonderful lightness and richness at the same time.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

dancing dragonflies

Can you imagine a yukata in this fabric? The teal green with navy blue are so handsome together especially with the gold and red hits of color from the dragonflies.

Friday, October 28, 2011

dramatic carmine

Stylized black butterflies span the width of this yukata bolt with over-layer of striped coral butterflies, all on a bright red background. Gorgeous.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

softly glowing

A white halo around the flowers and leaves in this yukata cotton add a fairy-like magic to the pattern.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

irresistible white on indigo

This bolt of yukata cotton is an easy one for quilters to love because it has an all-over pattern. The design may be parasols or zinnias!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

morning glory elegance

This green-on-green pattern is so pretty. I can just imagine a young Japanese woman wearing a yukata made of this fabric to a summer festival. She would be the belle of the evening.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

delicate roses

With variegated color tones in the leaves and petals, this is an exquisite hand-dyed yukata cotton. The palette is unusual yet highly compelling.

blue on blue

The palette of this quiet yet bold yukata cotton is intriguing. I like the dark blue leaves and the spots of glowing violet with the charming little flowers.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

hip tulips

I love the stenciled look of the modern style hand-dyed yukata cotton. The simplicity of the colors and linework make it look very sophisticated.

Friday, October 21, 2011

a wealth of tulips

Originally a hot commodity in Holland in the early 1600s, tulips today are a wonderful sign of Spring. This pastel pink cotton is touched with painterly red and blue tulips.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

soft as a buttercup

This delightful yellow bolt is decorated with gently colored flowers and abstracted leaves.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

feathers and butterflies

Vivid green on green, this bolt is alive with butterflies flying by floating feathers.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Absolutely traditional, this indigo bolt is a classic pattern of hydrangeas with stylized sweeping textures in the background.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

fall composition

This two-toned rust background with beige, gold and grey leaves is a rich seasonal statement.

Friday, October 7, 2011

glowing garden

Pink blossoms on mint green stems dance across this bright blue yukata bolt.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

october leaves

These navy and white leaves are touched by the cool days of Fall, turning a bright red. Like shadows, faint white butterflies flit between the branches.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

canary dragonflies

The brightest sunshine yellow shows off these brushstroke bugs and dancing water.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

polka dots extraordinaire

Dusky purple with over-sized pumpkin dots—what a wacky and wonderful combination.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

purple sunflowers

On a background of rich indigo, these mauve and violet sunflowers glow. And yes, there really are purple sunflowers in real gardens.