Littlebury is here…and a giveaway!

We are already in love with this cottony-fresh collection that just arrived on the studio doorstep.  Here are a few sun-dappled shots of Littlebury for David Textiles under the CathyLoo brand, which will be debuting at Quilt Market in October.  Right around the corner!


This group is particularly quilter-friendly with lots of small and medium-scale patterns perfect for piecing.



When creating the art, we were looking for a Pennsylvania-Dutch-meets-Americana-meets-modern quilting theme.  We really hit it this time, with a collection that works for both juvenile/baby quilts and nurseries, as well as everyday projects for the home.  (There are actually three more patterns that haven’t yet come off the press in royal blue and navy that add a bold streak to the group as a whole.  Here’s a close-up of the one 4×4 inch square of the navy “Pennsylvania Blooms” pattern that we do have:


and the seamless “Map of Littlebury” print in robin’s egg blue.


and the drawing on paper and vellum and a few color trials from the early stages of design:


and another sketch that eventually became the loose floral “Apple Blossoms” pattern for the collection:



And now, since we are swimming in yards of Littlebury goodness over in the Austin studio, a Littlebury giveaway!


To enter to win this fat quarter bundle of Littlebury, please leave a comment sharing with us a color and/or animal you would most like to see in a fabric collection for Spring/Summer 2014.  (We’re at the drawing board already and would love to hear from you!)

A winner will be randomly selected in one week at noon CST on Friday, September 28th.

See you then!


  1. mary September 21, 2012

    These are such gorgeous prints and colours, I’d love to see more yellow and some chickens. thanks for the giveaway

  2. Stacey September 21, 2012

    I love how you show some of the process behind the line. I agree with Mary, good yellows are always hard to find and I think chipmunks are the next hot animal, or maybe mice.

  3. Cathy Heck September 21, 2012

    This is so much fun. We were already working on some chickens AND some mice as we speak!

  4. Alyson Baum September 21, 2012

    My niece (now 25) loved monkeys and has one called “MonkMonk or Ms. Monk” depending on whether it was wearing a dress! She still has him and holds him when she needs comfort.

    My other sister and I just started quilting and she made an adorable monkey receiving blanket for her new grandson, 2 weeks old today, and decorated the fabric with embroidery floss and pompom trim for a receiving blanket. It is so adorable with the bright brown and green colors with the pompom trim.

  5. Margaret September 21, 2012

    I’d love to see some eggplant and plum colors, although they aren’t very springy. As for animals, maybe some horses.

  6. Katie Y. September 21, 2012

    I love turquoise, gray, and yellow on fabrics. And I absolutely love all things elephants! :) Your Littlebury fabric is lovely.

  7. Cristin September 21, 2012

    These prints are lovely! The Map of Littlebury reminds me very much of my vintage dishes.

    I would really love to see something pretty and springlike in a darker green, something approaching grass green.

  8. Kim Barrett September 22, 2012

    I like the bold yellows, but I’d also like to see a softer butter yellow.

  9. JRFrugalMom September 22, 2012

    I love anything blue, and I would love to see something with ocean animals.

  10. Sara September 22, 2012

    Its hard to find true blues and purples. Maybe an alligator would be fun.

  11. Kaitlin M September 22, 2012

    I’d like a yellow and green colour combo

  12. Chelsea September 22, 2012

    I would love to see a grass green and soft purple fabric with Elephants

  13. Marla September 22, 2012

    I’d love to see some soft greens and moss greens featuring some baby turtles!

    Thanks for the chance to win your stylish Littlbury cloth! They’d add a touch of creative fun to any whimsical quilt!

  14. Ada Mangoes September 23, 2012

    I’d like to see spring-type themes (flowers, birds, etc.) in really nice, bold, colors instead of color washes or pastels.

  15. Wehaf September 24, 2012

    I’d love to see some paisley fish!

  16. Britany H. September 24, 2012

    I would love to see a some cute boy fabrics, they are so hard to find! Elephants would be really cute.

  17. Lisa McGriff September 25, 2012

    These fabrics are so pretty. I love all springs colors, yellows, greens, blues, hint of pink. I am an absolute lover of dachshunds and I would love to see a fabric with small dachshunds. Would make my heart happy!
    lisamcgriff at hotmail dot com

  18. Monika September 25, 2012

    Those fabrics are so cute – lovely soft but still bright colours!
    I would love to see some cats, simple drawed :) hehe – dachshunds would be fun too … on a soft, buttery smooth yellow with a little touch of dark.

  19. Nicki Raymond September 25, 2012

    Anything with penguins.

  20. Elizabeth September 25, 2012

    I vote for purple and green, I love them together.

    Lovely collection, it is going on my wish list!

  21. debra September 25, 2012

    I would love to see some fish or chickens.
    I also love yellows and rich deep purple.
    Thank you for the chance

  22. Kristy Wilson September 26, 2012

    I love elephants so I would love to see them on a print or Giraffes. I love yellow and grey.

  23. evans s September 26, 2012

    I like shades of yellow and purple right now because my daughter loves those colors.

  24. Debra Lee September 26, 2012

    Little grey kities please!

  25. vickie September 27, 2012

    brown and bears would be fun

  26. julie c September 28, 2012

    I would like to see yellow and gray prints
    (tiny flowers would be nice) ! Thanks for this neat giveaway!!

  27. B. B. September 28, 2012

    Yellows, chocolate brown together with a light pink or a beige / sand color with a warm purple / plum… and maybe some butterflies, starfish, earthworms or hedgehogs!

  28. karen September 28, 2012

    Like to see light purple and ocean waves

  29. Ellen September 29, 2012

    Thanks so much to everyone who commented! We loved finding out your favorite animals and colors. Hopefully you’ll see a lot of these critters coming out of the studio in the coming months…

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