Monday, April 14

Amy Inspired.


I love Amy Butler, and have been itching to get in some Spring sewing these days - a match made in heaven! I am a huge fan of Amy's fabrics and patterns, and am always inspired when I see the multitude of ways her fans pair her prints and patterns. I checked around flickr to see what Amy inspired works of art might be out there, and got an eyeful! From groovy little aprons, to pretty pillows and her famous gum drop pillow, there was an abundance of beautiful projects created from Amy's fabrics and fabulous patterns.

From nancygamon; and philigry.

Amy's latest book, Midwest Modern, is full of gorgeous inspiration as well, and her new fabric line is full of amazing new color palettes dubbed names like Ohio Sky and Orange and Pink Dahlias, all inspired by her Ohio garden, and all in bold, fun and funky prints. Take a look at these great projects I found on flickr, all made with Amy's fab fabrics and fun patterns.

From polishedtwo; and XtineZ.





From MinxyMagic; and moline.






From my2pixies; and laurensh.

14 comments:

reclaimingmisshavisham said...

mother of god I want that orange and turquoise ice cream parlor chair

Nathalie said...

such a great research Victoria, really inspires me to get my DIY skills up a notch ! All i managed this weekend was to make my own pencil case, i love the patterns on the wall of moline it such a super brillian idea, would love to do that :)

LolaBloom said...

What a timely post! I just this weekend was inspired to look through Amy's newest fabrics as I think one of hers would be absolutely perfect for my "Cube Over" that I'm undertaking.

I can't wait for the finish product, reminds me, I need to take a before pic here soon and order up some fabric. I'm leaning toward either Pink Dahlia - Linen from the new line or pretty much anything from the Lotus line to put on the cube walls.

Ok, need to break out the sewing machine too!

Chic and Charming said...

The projects from From MinxyMagic; and moline are my favorites.

jozette said...

Gorgeous. I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of those patterns. Every single one. I just found your blog and it's just beautiful.

Sigrid said...

Is it me, or have we all gone Amy Crazy? Love her fabrics, and her great ideas - just finished one of her In Stitches placemats as my first project. That pin cushion is great - I'm going to try it. Thanks for putting together this fun post.

Anonymous said...

I love Amy Butler fabrics, patterns, and her books. I love her fabrics so much that it's hard for me to use them -- always a toss up as to whether to use them or just continue to look at then in a gorgeous stack on my shelf!

bernadette said...

i heart amy butler! collecting her fabric and patterns is my vice. i love the quilt from my2pixes. your post makes me want to sew something right this second...very inspiring!

Katarina said...

I love Amy stuff too!!Always so inspiring!!!I've tried to buy recently a bit of the Pods fabric, but without aNY luck:(

A Print A Day said...

gosh, her textiles are gorgeous. i absolutely love her use of colors. she's one of my faves for sure!

thewren said...

I am an absolute fan of Amy Butler fabrics and products. I love the colours and the way she combines her prints together to create magic. This is such an inspiring post - thanks. It is making me itch to start sewing again...so off I go...

shelley said...

Amy Butler also has free patterns on her website in Adobe Acrobat format. I downloaded the one for a Yoga Mat Bag and as yet have not attempted it!

Teal Chic said...

I have never sewn anything in my life, and seeing this talented woman's fabric makes me want to learn!!! I just purchased a vintage bed frame, that I'm eager to assemble, but have been having such a problem finding bedding for...after seeing this, I now have an idea as to what I would like.

Thank you :)

Natalie said...

Ditto on Amy Butler. I'm a huge fan. I recently made a lampshade out of her fabric. Check it: http://steamedartichokestudio.blogspot.com
It was Soooo hard for me to give away. I'm going to make another one in a different AB patter soon!