Looking at Amy Butler's glowing quilt market booth, one can easily tell she's feeling happy. But, she's also feeling Hapi, the Egyptian God of the Nile River that is. I love the playful double entendre here, for that's exactly the emotion that this most intoxicatingly joyous collection evokes.
If you follow Amy on Facebook or Instagram, then you've likely already gathered that the collection was inspired by her recent trip to Egypt. Our manager Becky and I had a chance to meet up with Amy in her booth, and it was wonderful to hear her stories of sunset picnics and riding camel-back across the desert, wishing she could stop along the way to pick up the glittering fossils that dotted the sands. What a magical experience that must have been...
Amy also explained that the collection is about creation and expansion. Looking at these vibrant hues and middle eastern influences in design, you'll likely notice straight away that she's expanded her color palette considerably. If you look closely at the pillows, you'll spy some camel blanket and pyramid motifs in there as well. You'll also notice that the textural elements of this line are new for Amy and she's embraced them with fervor. Here's a gorgeous tapestry inspired design from the line!
I asked Amy if the design at left below was a new fabric in the works, but alas - it's just some beautiful collage work from her equally talented husband David (aka Parson Gray). Stay tuned for pattern details on that shining quilt!
If you're looking for a bold piece, be it a handbag, an outfit, or a quilt, these fabrics make quite a statement.
I'll leave you with a photo Amy shared, looking the image of happiness incarnate in her voile dress and a backdrop of some rather quilty looking color blocks. Our shop gets Hapi this January, with 24 quilting cotton, 6 voile and 6 linen designs!