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