Monday, 13 April 2015

New Snow Leopard Fabrics - Floating World

The Floating World fabric range is designed by Snow Leopard Studio for Free Spirit fabrics. Now the inspiration behind Snow Leopard is Philip Jacobs who we know can produce some stunning designs. The previous Snow Leopard fabric range Botanical was also a firm customer favourite. We now have ten new fabrics and two fat quarter packs from Floating World.
Floating World Fat Quarter Pack
The Floating World Collection is inspired by the Japanese Ukiyoe style, a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. The Ukiyoe or "Floating World” was concerned with capturing the beauty of the passing moment in everyday life. This beauty could include: the first snow fall on a distant hill top, the early morning mist in a valley, maple leaves floating down a river in autumn, cherry blossom petals scattered by the spring wind. The Floating World Collection from the Snow Leopard Studio vividly captures this same ethereal beauty. The designs are inspired by the many antique prints, paintings and drawings in the Snow Leopard archive, carefully adapted for fabric to reflect this same essential quality of timelessness.







The Make It Coats website has a free pattern that you can use with the Floating World fabrics

Floating World Quilt Pattern


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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.