This colorful collection was inspired the unique cultures found in different spots, often found within a single city! Four color groupings speak to these places: Marketplace is full of floral peachs, pinks, plums and greens, Waterfront shimmers with blues and teals, Uptown‘s sophisticated palette consists of plum and purple with a touch of blue, and Industrial District features steel greys, blacks, and neutrals. Combined, these fabric offer the perfect palette for your next project!
Speaking of projects, there are some wonderful designer pieces highlighting these fabrics from the fabric designers, Jayme Crow and Megan Cook, the Mother-Daughter team behind Bella Nonna. See them below!
The Hostas Block of the Month (73″ x 87″) was inspired by one of Jayme’s favorite plants, which can be found blooming all over her back yard! The 6 month program features raw edge fusible appliqué and lots of gorgeous green and plum colors. Look for this quilt kit or the BOM program at Lori’s Country Cottage (Canada), Sew What Fabrics/Batiks Etc. (VA), Sew With Me (MN), and Hancock’s of Paducah (KY).
Don’t be intimidated by Square Peg, Round Hole (71″ x 90″)! That’s not curved piecing you see, it’s actually fusible appliqué! Look for this quilt at Sew With Me (MN), The Sewing Studio (FL), A Quilted Heart (CA), Calico Creations (WA), Wrapped in Love Quilting (TX), and Hancock’s of Paducah (KY).
Need a sweet, summery table topper? Bloomers (18″ x 60″) is for you! A fusible appliqué project, these blocks can be made into a wall hanging, runner, or individual placemats. Look for kits for this project at Sew What Fabrics/Batiks Etc. (VA), Ann Arbor Sewing Center (MI), The Sewing Studio (FL), and Quilter’s Destination (IL).
These happy pillow duets, Haute Dog and Happy Camper, are a great way to use some of your scraps from the other City Culture 2 projects you’ll be making! 😉 Use them on your bed, sofa, or on a bench under a covered porch.
What would a Bella Nonna pattern release be without some must-have bags?! The Saturday Satchel bag (left) unzips down the center, giving you an extra five inches for market veggies and fresh baked goodies! The sleek Ashlynn Bag features an accent zipper and leather and metal details.
Don’t miss the City Culture 2 tuffet by Tuffet Source which uses a City Culture 2 Strip Pack, and five fabulous Funky Friends made by Island Batik Ambassador, Joan Kawano of MooseStashQuilting! Aren’t they the sweetest?
Check your local quilt shop for these fabrics!
You can find the complete City Culture 2 collection at these shops, too:
Always in Stitches (IN)
Sew with Me (MN)
Thimble Towne (CA)
Charlotte’s Sew Natural (KS)
Be sure to check our Facebook page throughout the week as we will be sharing additional projects that showcase these fabrics!