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Cloud9 Fabrics: Koi

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.

Koi collection

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)

Posted by decor8 in textiles on February 27, 2013

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  1. tinajo commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:08pm

    Beautiful patterns in lovely colors – I´d like this in my home! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Growing up Emanuel

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  2. Lauren commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:21pm

    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.
    Lauren´s last blog post ..the best parts of the weekend

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  3. Chloe Moon commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:41pm

    These would be beatiful throw pillow fabrics!!! Or oooo spring skirts!!! I like them very much!
    Chloe Moon´s last blog post ..52 Lists // Week Eight – List Your Favorite Music Albums!

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  4. Dee commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 3:45pm

    These fabrics are great! The colours and patterns work so beautifully together.
    Dee´s last blog post ..Eclectic design inspiration

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  5. Stephanie commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 4:05pm

    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!

    Steffi

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  6. Linda commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 4:43pm

    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!
    linda

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  7. Sandeep commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 5:34pm

    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

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  8. Cari commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 5:34pm

    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.

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  9. Áróra commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 5:48pm

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

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  10. Iwona commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 6:07pm

    I love fabrics! Beautiful:)
    Iwona´s last blog post ..Collage Cinema Icons

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  11. Ericafpc (Erica Cottrill) commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 6:13pm

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

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  12. Antje commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 6:44pm

    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.

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  13. janika R commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:14pm

    May be making a simple scarf..The fabrics are looking perfect for that too.
    janika R´s last blog post ..Quick Veggie Soup…

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  14. Janick - Nea commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:39pm

    Wow! The one on top left corner, so much what I’ve been looking for for 2 years to cover 2 chairs!!
    Janick – Nea´s last blog post ..} New Nea Stuff!

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  15. sue commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:42pm

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

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  16. Kathi commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:43pm

    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.

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  17. april commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 9:58pm

    stunning! love the colours

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  18. Jen commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 10:04pm

    These are gorgeous! lovely colours and I love the simple patterned ones, would be perfect for a cushion or throw!
    Jen´s last blog post ..Photo 0

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  19. julia I mintlametta commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 10:26pm

    wow! I share your love for fabric and the smile & wave ones are just awesome * all the best julia
    julia I mintlametta´s last blog post ..das ABC der schmuckkunst

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  20. Aidel commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 10:59pm

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

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  21. Lisa commented
    February 27th, 2013 at 11:58pm

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

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  22. Megan Hagel commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 12:36am

    LOVE the colors and the texture combos!
    Megan Hagel´s last blog post ..Adelia Sweetly

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  23. Karen commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 2:55am

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

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  24. DesiCloe commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 9:42am

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

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  25. Qlt812 commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 10:24am

    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 :-)…

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  26. Alice commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 10:34am

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

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  27. Tehmina khan commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 3:03pm

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

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  28. Molly {Dreams in HD} commented
    February 28th, 2013 at 5:45pm

    so beautiful! love the colors and especially the scalloped pattern.
    Molly {Dreams in HD}´s last blog post ..Blackberry Farm

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  29. Erika commented
    March 1st, 2013 at 5:37am

    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 :)

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  30. Zoe commented
    March 1st, 2013 at 7:48am

    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
    Zoe´s last blog post ..Zoe loves – März

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  31. Jenny Lynn commented
    March 1st, 2013 at 7:34pm

    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.
    Jenny Lynn´s last blog post ..Jean Apron

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  32. Linda commented
    August 20th, 2014 at 11:03pm

    Some of these patterns remind me of Japan.

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