Amy Butler is a fabric/pattern designer whose designs work fantastically on fabrics for clothing, home and other items such as bags, notebooks and stationery. They are great for quilting too! Here are a few of my favourite patterns of hers:
this is a favourite corner of my house - displaying 2 of my recent paintings along with a gorgeous bookshelf containing all my cooking books and photo albums and a cute lampshade from india. There's a baby's shoe box on the bottom shelf that belongs to my son - it was his first pair of shoes (in 1995). Also a handmade/handpainted terracotta bowl with lid from Italy on the top shelf. Oh, and a cheap tall lamp from Ikea - oh well, it does the job!
Busy, printed, colourful fabrics on sofas and armchairs are coming back and I'm very happy about it. One of my favourite past-times is to re-cover an old armchair or sofa with a favourite printed fabric. Following on the quilt theme I've found a few interesting patchwork covered sofas and armchairs too. I'll be keeping an eye out for old armchairs when car-boot sale season starts up again next spring!
Lately, I seem to have become obsessed with quilts. About 4 weeks ago I decided that I had enough fabric scraps as well as some really nice fabrics to make myself and my daughter a quilt. Since that first thought, everywhere I look there are quilts! I found a few nice quilts on Anthropologie which are a great source of inspiration. Then they started appearing on blogs I read..... see below!
I'm sure it will be at least a year before I get a photo of my completed quilt on this blog. So for now here are the ones that I am inspired by.