Birds and Bees Fabric Friday

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I love novelty fabrics. Today is Fabric Friday featuring the birds and the bees.
This new retro novelty fabric by Alexander Henry has everything. It is kitchen fabric with letters, flowers and birds. The teapot and rolling pin are great. But of course so are the birds. Above is a chicken and 2 nesting birds.
The owl is really sweet surrounded by vegetables and fruit. The mushrooms are so 60s - 70s.
This fabric called Appleville was seen at market by Lori and me while we walked up and down the aisles. We both wanted some but they didn't have it out at market. However, it came out right afterwards. Appleville is really cute. The cardinal and blue birds in it are very sweet.
This is a new fabric by Free Spirit and Valorie Wells called Wrenly. This is just an image. I'll pick up a fat quarter when I see it. It reminds me of some vintage fabric I have tucked away.
I've been collecting bee fabric for 10+ years now. I have several beehive wall hangings and a full sized beehive quilt. I like to put a bee in my quilts whenever possible too. These bees are very whimsical.
More whimsy. I like bees with that novelty flair that aren't very realistic looking but more story book.
Look at the cute faces on these bees flying inside and around the honeycomb.
This is one of my favorite fabrics. It incorporates some of my fabric likes including strawberries, cherries, gingham, dots, flowers, hexagons and the bees. Hexagons are also fun to put in quilts, I think.

Happy Weekend everyone. Next week I'll show you my next 2 finished flimsies. I am working on the backs for the tops and need to press them before delivering to the quilter. I have my quilting designs all in mind.

-nanette
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Nedra said...

Everytime I see something with bees I think of you and Lori!

Lori Holt said...

Hi there...
Love your fabric Fridays Nanette!
You know I love and collect bee fabrics too:)
I'm hoping to persuade you to join the Farmers Wife quilt along with me...will you?
huh?
huh?

*karendianne. said...

Ohh! At first I didn't notice the faces on the little bee's. HOW CUTEAMOUS!!! Thanks for sharing. Loving these.

tea with hazel said...

love these fabrics especially the bee ones..i have a thing about cherries so i've made a cherry quilt..but i have a thing about a lot of other things too so..well..i'm never bored..i won't live long enough to get all my projects completed :) jane

Lily Boot said...

beautiful fabrics Nanette - the first one with the alphabet is very scrummy - reminds me of the fabrics my mum used to make our clothes in the 1970s :-) The Appleville is divine! I think I might have a series of posters by the same artist - will have to check it out. Enjoy stitching with your lovely goodies and have a beautiful weekend!

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

These fabrics are so cute and can used in so many ways. Thanks for sharing.

Belinda said...

OK Mizzzzzzzz Nanette, stop it with the oh soooo cute fabric parade. I have been VERY good and have NOT bought ANY fabric since FEB.!!! Yes,
can you 'bleeve' it??? You are such a BAD influence!! And 2 new flimsies...oh what a VERY good quilty girl you have been!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, some great Bee fabric Nanette -- you know I share the Love!

Pots and Pins said...

Love the bee fabrics! I left you a "thank you" on my blog - under the quilts tab...hope it's okay!

pratima said...

Wonderful assortment of cuteness! Just what is needed on a lazy weekend! Thank you for the eye candy, Nanette!