Check out these lovely prints by Colorbok for Joann fabrics...
Pretty nice, right?
I have never bought any quilting cottons from Joann unless they were Kona solids or one of the few Alexander Henry prints they always seem to have, but I think these are exceptional! The line was designed by Alisa Bobzien who is super creative and crafty. She designs a lot of scrapbooking stuff sold at Joann Fabrics too and is all-around talented!
The 2 gems of this collection for me are the loopy birds and the typewriter keys (and the plaid is coming in 3rd), but each print lends a supportive hand to the other making this an excellent coordinating collection for a quilt (which is exactly what I plan to do with them of course).
I really love the texture-y print behind each design, making them all look more rustic/homemade/antique/even wood-grainy. To me, anyway.
There were about 4 more prints from this collection at my local store, but March is supposed to be a "no fabric month" due to my overspending last month, and I had to pick and choose. I was able to buy a 1/4 cut of my 8 favorites. These will look so great with some Kona White and Kona Ash (which I also bought, but I HAD A COUPON).
Oh and I should say too that these fabrics FEEL pretty good to me as well. They really don't feel any different than Moda fabrics to me. I hope they aren't just veiled with some super sneaky starch, but they honestly feel pretty decent. Definitely nothing like the fat quarters you can get there (but shouldn't get ever because they are total garbage)!
Next time you're at your local Joann, peek around and see if there are any "unknown" fabrics that speak to you. Maybe this is a sign of good things to come... ?