Arizona Wallet

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

I’m sure you have noticed a theme around here with my fabric choices.   I am mostly a thrift store girl.  I love to find anything thrifted, but thrifted fabric is the best.  I love that thrifted fabric is unique, usually really well made, and I’m giving new life to some unwanted fabric.

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

Well, the other week April Rhodes sent me a bit of her first line of fabric, Arizona.  She just might convert me to a new fabric, actually going to a fabric store kind of  buyer!  This fabric is be-u-tiful!  The colors, they match the colors in my house.  These are my go to, comfort colors.  My main living area is painted the same color as triangle tokens.

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

Since these colors match my house so well, I knew right away that I wanted to make a quilt (you can see the progress on instagram) with these fabrics.  I decided to use April’s fabrics as little pops of print and interest in a mostly solid quilt.  I ordered a handful of Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton solids in coordinating colors and have been mixing in the Arizona fabrics with a few of Carolyn Friedlander’s fabrics.  I’m loving how this is coming along.  I’m sewing a pineapple quilt, which is time consuming, but I am loving the process.  I am a journey type of girl.

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

Besides the quilt, I wanted to make something out of my new fabrics now.  I’ve been in desperate need of a new wallet and knew I could make one.  I used as many fabrics from the line as I could and love how this turned out!  The wallet is a self drafted pattern.  It’s something I’d love to play and tweak a bit and share as a tutorial with you once I get it just right.

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

Back to April’s fabric…what do you guys think?  Pretty awesome stuff, right.  Oh, did I tell you a few of the prints are going to be released in knit and voile?  I kind of can’t wait!

April Rhodes Arizona Fabric

  • Renee

    I love how the outside is one fabric and the inside showcases a bunch of the prints! Great job pairing them all together – I would snatch up this wallet if I saw it in a store and then probably go back and buy one for all my friends. Love it!

  • Beth

    It’s beautiful!

  • Jill || Made with Moxie

    I love her whole line. Plus, this wallet is awesome. I need to make myself a new one.

  • Lisa @ PiePie Designs

    Wow, that is great fabric! I’m a big fan of thrift store fabric as well. Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Sews at PiePie Designs!