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Birds & Berries

As with most things, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And that has been the fate of my “I’m going to start blogging” declaration that I made a few months back.

We just got our strikeoffs in the mail for our NEXT fabric line, and I still have yet to put up a post about our current line, Birds & Berries. I’ve mentioned it in some of my other posts, but as many of you know… I’m long winded and I like to have at least one post that goes over our inspiration… and the little hidden secrets that reside within the prints. So I’m doing that now.

(I actually have a whole list of posts that have never seen the light of day. Carrie’s wedding being one of them. Her wedding came and went, and as usual, I was not on the ball… and when I was finally ready to put it up… she’d been married 6 months. So I vowed to do it on her 1st wedding anniversary. And then her 2nd anniversary. The 3rd time is typically the charm though, and I’m dead serious when I say, on her 3rd anniversary, her wedding post will go live.)

The Birds & Berries line originally started out as the Birds & the Bees. Then I googled that name and was surprised to find that it is still a somewhat risqué term alluding to grownup activities. Then Tula Pink actually came out with a line called the Birds & the Bees that very same Market. So we were glad that we went with our backup name. (She’s a little edgier than us and pulled the name off nicely. :) So kudos to her for being cool!)

Anyway… we have three (sorta four) colorways. Blue, Berry, Green (with a little Yellow). See below.

As we usually do, we went with a garden/nature theme. This one has some slight ethnic influences though. Which was fun. I’m dating an Indian guy who I’m crazy about… and when we first started dating he brought me back some clothes from his trip to India. The fabrics were incredible. And so some of those served as inspiration for our newest line.

The main print has 10 different species of birds in it! Which is impressive, if I do say so myself. There are also snails, bees, inch worms, and spider webs… plus a variety of berries and flowers. The whole thing took FOREVER to draw… AND it was the very last print to be added to this series. I was working on it right up until the deadline (as usual)… and when I finally got to it, Hurricane Irene hit (last year), and our power went out, and I was forced to work on it in my car with my computer plugged into the cigarette lighter. Not a fun time.

Here’s our Blue Colorway.

And the Berry Colorway.

And the Green (with a little bit of Yellow) Colorway.

And that covers most of the high points. If anyone uses this line to make something super cool, please send me pictures!! We love to blog about that kinda stuff!

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31 Comments

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  5. Emily
    Posted February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

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  7. Susan
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Love your fabrics and blog. Nice pictures and glad you shared your studio – you guys are lucky to be able to do something you love! I’ll have to visit your blog more often now. Thanks for the chance to win too!

  8. Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    Your studio is so cool and refreshing. I love all the color ways of the fabrics. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Posted February 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Birds and Berries is beautiful–I am purple/plum colorway person. Thanks for putting in for the berries . In Montana, huckleberries are verrrrry popular–nice color.

  10. Terry Fassburg
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    I just “Liked” you on FB, b/c I do.

  11. Terry Fassburg
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I loved seeing your design studio. It looks like a great place for inspiration.

    And I love Birds and Berries, too. I don’t know which colorway I like best — maybe blue.

  12. Grammi Sharon
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Have liked you on Facebook.

  13. Grammi Sharon
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Very fun line and it feels so crisp and springy.

  14. Raquel
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I love these colors & the prints! First time I’ve been to your blog. Glad I stopped by. Will be back again! :)

  15. Diane Martin
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    What refreshing colors, these made me feel as if I was at the Botanical Garden in the middle of summer.

  16. Kona
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the give away and free pattern!!!!

  17. Ruth Wilfong
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Love the colors you used in this line.

  18. Helen B
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win…thanks for the chance!

  19. Posted February 25, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Would love a chance to win.

  20. Lisa in Texas
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I would love a chance to win…the colors make me so excited for Spring!!!! Lisa in Texas

  21. Marcia K
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Oh wow it is delightful. I’m not usually a yellow girl, but that yellow is just amazing!!

  22. Wenda
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

  23. Wenda
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Your fabrics are absolutely beautiful! I love all the colors!

  24. BarbE
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Just posted on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity to win?

  25. BarbE
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful Fabric… I will have to look for your line in my local fabric quilt shop! Thank you for the cute Friendship Quilt along, a definite perk to the Monday blahs… Thank you!

  26. Posted November 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m making my son and his fiancee a wedding quilt with Birds & Berries. While I can’t say it’s a cool project, it is turning out very pretty and modern (lots of white space) and I think my future daughter-in-law will love it! It was fun to read the behind the scenes stuff!

    • Posted November 15, 2012 at 5:36 am | Permalink

      Oh how cool! I love modern quilts. Especially the ones that use a lot of white space and really make the colorful fabrics sing. We’d love to see some pictures when you’re finished!! :) If you wind up snapping a few!

  27. Posted November 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this line :) I just started a swoon quilt out of my bundle as wedding gift for my cousin and they are so nice to work with. Cannot wait to see your next line!!!

  28. Posted November 11, 2012 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks!!

  29. Cathy K.
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    GORGEOUS fabric!!!!!!!

  30. Linda v
    Posted November 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Atleast these beautiful fabrics were worth the wait! Beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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