Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Charley Harper Fabrics

I became a huge fan of the artwork of Charley Harper after running across a book of his work in Anthropologie many years ago. I bought the book thinking it could be an inspiration for some appliqué designs. I never followed through with that (and wanting to avoid copyright issues), so I was thrilled when Birch Fabrics introduced the Charley Harper fabric!

I've had the fabric, and actually attempted a couple of ideas using it, but just couldn't come up with exactly what to do with it.

Yesterday I just got all the fabric out, pulled some coordinating basics and started making. It was one of those sewing days that created a huge mess, but I literally lost track of time. And here's what I came up with...


It's quite a slow process, but I'm fussy cutting the adorable motifs and framing them all to fit into several defined sizes.




And they'll all fit together into a neat little grid, kind of resembling a gallery wall.


So it's back to work this afternoon, fitting all these puzzle piece together...


And did you know that there is a recent release of some newer prints? Hoping they arrive in my mailbox today!

18 comments:

  1. Love where this is going. I can't wait to see the final product.

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  2. Adorable! And perfect use of the fabrics. :D

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  3. You have done a wonderful job of selecting coordinates and framing these. The results are gorgeous.

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  4. This is a brilliant idea and the perfect way too showcase these delightful fabrics.Truly inspired!

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  5. Best use of the fabric that I have seen.

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  6. I love Harper's art and this fabric. This will be lovely.

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  7. Oh my gosh, they are wonderful. I love what you have done with these prints.

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  8. Oh Cindy I love them!! This is so perfect. You are going to have to get some of his latest collection to add to these blocks. They are fantastic as well :) Can't wait to see it come together.
    Amanda

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  9. This is darling. I love the Charley Harper prints and can't wait to see your end result.

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  10. These are beautiful framed this way! Love the colors and prints - just make the Charlie Harper prints pop!

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  11. Oh my gosh - this is so perfect for this fabric. I have a collection of these prints as well and have not been able to decide on what to do with them. Do you mind if I use this method for a quilt for myself? What you have here is stunning!

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  12. This is one of the cutest fabric lines and quilts that I've seen you make. I love the motifs in the fabrics and your color choices for framing them is perfect! I will have to get some of the Charley Harper prints to add to my stash. You are such an enabler! lol

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  13. Hi Cindy. I was introduced to your blog from Thelma's Cupcakes and Daisies. She is working on her CH quilt and I came over to see yours.

    I've never seen this fabric before but find it very interesting. Your quilt is so unique and pretty.

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  14. What a great way to showcase all of the cute fabrics! I have most of them too and am still trying to decide the best way to use them. I like your idea! Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!