May Fabric Focus

Over the past few weeks we have focused on some adorable animal prints, but we feel it is time for a change so today we are showcasing the ‘A New Leaf’ collection from Mitzi Powers

Over the past few weeks we have focused on some adorable animal prints, but we feel it is time for a change so today we are showcasing the ‘A New Leaf’ collection from Mitzi Powers for Benartex. It has a beautiful watercolour style with some strong prints to make it stand out from the crowd.

A New Leaf is a particularly big range with six fabrics in total. The cream backed fabric stands out in the collection with its watercolour floral print in oranges. It works beautifully with the two darker fabrics in the range; a multi-coloured pebble pattern on a navy blue background and a batik style floral print on a sea blue background. Finally the collection is tied together with three bold fabrics with repeating patterns. Two with retro swirls, one red and one green, and a light green fabric with a circular floral pattern.

Overall, an eye catching collection that will create some stunning projects. Because you have seven different fabrics to work with, a sampler quilt would be a great project. They’s be perfect for Bev Mayo’s Crazy Circles workshop in November too!

As always, patchwork projects aren’t limited to quilts. We think the ‘A New Leaf’ collection would look great as a bag. Our Spiced bag pattern has recently been made up in the ‘A New Leaf’ fabrics, but you could also try our Henrietta Hobo Bag pattern if you wanted a more unique style.

 

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