When I worked in a quilt shop, back around the turn of the century, I was always delighted when the UPS man wheeled in boxes of new fabrics! We’d almost mow him down to get to the treasure boxes to be the first one to open them up to take a peek!
I can almost guarantee this scenario is being played out across the nation as quilt shops are receiving new fabrics they ordered at the Houston Fall Market 2017. It’s exciting!
Imagine you are opening up boxes … here’s your sneak peak of City Cultures 2, a collection by Bella Nonna Design Studio for Island Batik.
City Culture 2 Quilts Made by The Quilt Rambler
Don’t you just love this collection! As a 2017 Island Batik Ambassador, I had the pleasure of working with this line of fabric for the January Blog Hop – you can read about it by clicking here.
I really appreciated the different colorways in this collection – my ambassador box included the waterfront and industrial districts, which does apply to my little world as I live near Galveston Bay and relatively near the Houston Ship Channel which is part of the Port of Houston, one of the busiest seaports in our nation. The textures on this line of fabric made for a lot of movement in my designs.
To my delight, I had fabric left over and enjoyed making a second quilt that I called Miss October, Geese in The City. I love making flying geese using Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper ruler.
City Culture 2 Fabric and Patterns in a Quilt Shop Near You!
A city is very diverse yet united – just think of a city coming together in times of disaster (Hurricane Harvey comes to mind) as well as celebrating together (Go Astros!). I think City Culture 2 reflects this theme very well, the diversity of this line is magically united as all the fabrics play nicely together. There are a lot of patterns that would work with this line from Island Batik. Here are just a few of my favorites that I saw in the Island Batik booth at Fall Market.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek of City Culture 2 by Bella Nonna Design Studio for Island Batik. Look for this collection at your local quilt shop or shop online with Hancock’s of Paducah. Patterns are available at the following links.
Hancock’s Of Paducah – City Culture 2 Fabric
Bella Nonna Patterns – Happy Camper pattern and many more using the City Culture 2 fabric collection
Funky Friends Factory – home to adorable fabric friends that I personally think look best in Island Batik fabrics!
Studio 180 Design Patterns and tools – available from The Quilt Rambler, please contact us.
This is not an affiliated link post – however, the fabrics for my personal quilts made with City Culture 2 were provided to me by Island Batik as part of the Island Batik Ambassador program.
This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, thinking I need to go shopping for more City Culture 2!
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