Charley and Birch

Charley and Birch


Charley and Birch, sounds like a brand name, doesn’t it? Maybe for some hot indie fashion house, right? Well in a way it is a “brand” of sorts, more of a merging of two great entities, Charley Harper designs printed by Birch Fabric on organic cotton fabric.   Pretty much a win-win in my book!  The first time I remember hearing about Charley Harper was when my friend John sent me a little wall calendar one year.  It was a great introduction. I love the clean graphic interpretation of the natural world. Since then I have seen his work in many spots. I wonder if it was always there, but I just wasn’t paying attention to it.

I know this line came out last fall, and yes, it is part of my massive catch-up run I am trying to work on.  But I still think it is great news, and I wanted to share it with you.

I love the mustards and blues in this line…and this “panel” piece…..some of these will make PERFECT labels, right??


To show how they intermingle in a block I have made two more of my Maple Leaf blocks.



That’s it for today. Have a happy spring (in the northern hemisphere at least!)!




  • I love that panel piece. Don’t remember ever seeing that one. I’ve had a blog post about Charley and the birds sitting in my drafts for a while now. Maybe it’s time I get back to finishing it up and posting. Great leaves. Can’t wait to see them all together in one place.

    April 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm
  • Jeanette


    I just bought Charlie Harper drinking glasses…the nuthatch one is super cute. Too cool he is on fabric now too.

    April 8, 2014 at 9:51 pm
  • Karen L.


    Just came across your blog and was going back in time so to speak to read some previous postings. When I saw the Charley Harper fabric, I had to stop and make a comment. Like you I have be so drawn to Harper art. I also think for me it is the clean lines and uncomplicated designs. Also I am a bird and nature lover so that adds to the attraction. I have a Harper poster from probably 30 or so years ago that has a number of single designs on it. Must get that out! Someday I want to do a quilt with some of his fabric or just one of his designs. I do have some cross-stitch patterns and was thinking I could use them. Nice to see that someone else knows who Harper is and likes his “stuff”.

    May 4, 2014 at 11:08 am

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