Amy Barickman’s new fabric collection by Red Rooster Fabrics aptly proves the old saying, “What’s old is new again”! The book illustrations of Fern Bissel Peat brought imagination and fun to children everywhere in the early 1920′s. The fabric collection is inspired by the whimsical patchwork animals and graphic prints of this vintage artwork. It contains prints that are just as fresh today as yesterday with their simplicity and lively colors.
The thematic panel print holds a treasure-trove of possibilities! Make an extra special crib or wall quilt by embellishing the panel with yo-yo’s, buttons and/or rickrack. Two touches that augment the overall style of the collection! Frame the blocks with narrow rickrack or use yo-yo’s or buttons at the intersections of the blocks. Quilt the panel along the edges of the blocks, edges of the wavy alphabet banners and between the strips of the piano key border.
Here are just a few Indygo Junction patterns created in this darling fabric including our Patchwork Pals pattern for two of the sweet characters found in the pages of the vintage children’s book – the elephant & rabbit!
And now for a Giveaway!!!
Would you like to win an assortment of Amy’s Patchwork Pals fabrics plus all three of the patterns you see here in this post? If you answered yes, here’s how to enter to win!! Answer this questions in the comments section of this post only – What if your favorite type of project to sew? Do you love to sew clothing? Home decor projects? Practical items? Purses & totes? Let us know below and you are entered to win!! Contest ends at midnight on October 11th. We will select and announce the winner on Oct. 12th. Good luck!!!