Looking at this festive bunting project over at Saints and Pinners, I got thinking about fabrics that aren’t specifically Christmas-themed, but can really work as Christmas fabrics all the same… This gorgeous Anna Maria Horner print called Triflora, available at Saints and Pinners, is great for the festive season I think:
Some of the Westfalenstoffe fabrics (here’s a selection at Fabric Rehab) also fit the bill perfectly. There are some specifically wintry-themed prints – I love their new Kitzbühel collection (and I’ve never been skiing in my life…), for example, this lovely owl and moon fabric:
But a lot of their prints are fabulously Christmassy I think – what about this Starcatcher fabric over at Dragonfly Fabrics:
Some of Kaffe Fassett’s bright splodgy (wrong word to use about his lovely designs but can’t think of another) prints absolutely shout Christmas to me. It’s the jewel tones and the bauble-like pattern that does it, I suppose. This print, called Paperweight, in a shade called Gypsy (available at The Cotton Patch) is a festive firework!
And what about this lovely print called Plink (great Christmassy name – very Andrews Liver Salts!) in Magenta:
Anything folklore-y is also evocative of the festive season, as far as I am concerned. Dala Horses from Lecien for example (it’s available at The Eternal Maker):
And finally we are back to Anna Maria Horner with more folklore, but a total contrast in colours – this is from Sew Me Happy:
Organising the Scrappy Christmas Ornament Swap has made me realise that Christmas tastes vary so much! It’s probably really obvious from the above that, for me, Christmas is about either strong jewel-like colours, or stunning frosty shades of silver and pale blue. But some of my swappers are much more into bright kitschy pinks and lime greens, whilst others like traditional ginghams and plaids. I’d love to hear what colours and styles say Christmas to you..