Cloud9 Fabrics: Koi

February 27, 2013

Do you love fabric as much as I do? I’m really liking Rashida Coleman-Hale’s latest designs for Cloud9 Fabrics which share her vision of Japanese Koi ponds that are floral, festive, geometric and fun! They would look gorgeous paired with patterns from the collections of other designers for a little mix and match fun. I love her modern interpretation of traditional Japanese motifs and the colorways are gorgeous and feel very current. Here are some of my favorites below.

Cloud9 Fabrics: Koi

I really like Ebb & Flow, Pennants Waving (in white) and Smile & Wave (in all colors). I’d love to use them for my sewing and gift wrapping projects but imagine using them for children’s clothing, quilt-making and even stool covers or seat cushions too.

What do you think?

(photos: cloud9 fabrics)


  • Reply tinajo February 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Beautiful patterns in lovely colors – I´d like this in my home! :-)

  • Reply Lauren February 27, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    What a great color palette- I love that fushia, aqua, and olive green combo. It reminds me of my favorite cosmetics bag: https://www.etsy.com/listing/104862796/zipper-pouch-in-water-lily-aqua-purple
    I think that the colors are perfect for spring- bright and light, but still sophisticated.

  • Reply Chloe Moon February 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    These would be beatiful throw pillow fabrics!!! Or oooo spring skirts!!! I like them very much!

  • Reply Dee February 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    These fabrics are great! The colours and patterns work so beautifully together.

  • Reply Stephanie February 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Dear Holly,

    what a wonderful collection! I am loving waing pennants very much, too. Can you tell me where I can get this special one in germany?

    Thank you very much for your inspiring ideas! I love them all!


  • Reply Linda February 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    hello, i am very curious about your online courses, sorry but what exactly are you teaching the student? i am reading that we can advertise our business online? or is your online course teaching interior design courses?
    please specify
    thx so much, i actually bought your book the other day, decor 8 and love it!

  • Reply Sandeep February 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I adore Cloud9 as they provide a great source of ethical material- perfect for the work I produce.

    I just wish it was July now!!! I love Japanese insired prints and the warm tones Coleman-Hale has chosen are beautiful.

    Just wonderful.

    love your blog xxx

  • Reply Cari February 27, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    So pretty! Wish I didn’t have to wait til July to pick up a few. Her Tsuru line shipping now is very cute too.

  • Reply Áróra February 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I think it´s lovely – my favorite is the black and white

  • Reply Iwona February 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I love fabrics! Beautiful:)

  • Reply Ericafpc (Erica Cottrill) February 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I love “Scalloped Edge”. All of them feature gorgeous colors!

  • Reply Antje February 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    The Scalloped Edge | Gray is my favorite. I find the modern shapes and colors in these fabrics very appealing! Puts a smile on my face.

  • Reply janika R February 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    May be making a simple scarf..The fabrics are looking perfect for that too.

  • Reply Janick - Nea February 27, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Wow! The one on top left corner, so much what I’ve been looking for for 2 years to cover 2 chairs!!

  • Reply sue February 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    they are really pretty. I especially like the scalloped edge one and ebb and flow too. Wonder if we can get it in Germany.

  • Reply Kathi February 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love her fabric! Got to see her several years ago at Cloud 9’s first International Quilt Market and I knew it would become a favorite of mine.

  • Reply april February 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    stunning! love the colours

  • Reply Jen February 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    These are gorgeous! lovely colours and I love the simple patterned ones, would be perfect for a cushion or throw!

  • Reply julia I mintlametta February 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    wow! I share your love for fabric and the smile & wave ones are just awesome * all the best julia

  • Reply Aidel February 27, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I really like the big prints especially, but it would be fun to combine the smaller prints with them in a single project.

  • Reply Lisa February 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Cloud9’s fabrics are so soft, and do make a lovely quilt!

  • Reply Megan Hagel February 28, 2013 at 12:36 am

    LOVE the colors and the texture combos!

  • Reply Karen February 28, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Love these prints! Projects for summer are dancing around inside my little head. As is a trip to the South of France….:)

  • Reply DesiCloe February 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I love them all! But the first one is the prettiest!

  • Reply Qlt812 February 28, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Love the wonderful fabric designs and the colors are bright and cheerful! Ah, one can just imagine a list of creations to utilize the fabric :-)…

  • Reply Alice February 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    And here’s that teal/mint and mustard colour combo again, love it! The reasons to learn how to sew are just piling up!

  • Reply Tehmina khan February 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    These latest coloufull designs for Cloud 9 fabric are fabulous .I love mix n match patterns.

  • Reply Molly {Dreams in HD} February 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    so beautiful! love the colors and especially the scalloped pattern.

  • Reply Erika March 1, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Love the fresh and fun designs! Now I have even more reason to finally learn how to use a sewing machine. I can just my daughter wearing a summer dress with a mix and match of those prints. Lovely :)

  • Reply Zoe March 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Oh I do love fabric! When I was a like 14 or 15, I would borrow those pattern books from interior design or fabric stores to take them home over night, so I could look at all those fabulous fabrics the whole day… So yes, you could say, I really do love fabric!
    xo Zoe

  • Reply Jenny Lynn March 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I love fabric! I just told my mother the other day on the phone, that I would get into her stash of fabric all the time. She had a rather large stash of fabric for sewing projects that she did not have time for. So, I would rad it from time to time. She say’s she had no idea that I would do that.

  • Reply Linda August 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Some of these patterns remind me of Japan.

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