Marimba...even if you can't quite connect an image with the word, you can probably conjure up a feeling--warm breezes, tropical foliage, soft melodies...
A marimba is a percussion instrument--a type of xylophone, first used in Africa and then in Central America. If you'd like to hear some marimba music, click here and here.
|Image credit (plus kits to build your own marimba!)|
Now that you've had a brief lesson in the musical instrument, we'd like to introduce you to the fabric!
That's right, one of our new collections this fall is called Marimba!
Marimba music has a tropical flair to it--if you listen to it, you'll likely find yourself swaying along with the melody. We think you'll find that same feeling in the fabrics--the large tropical-looking leaves and swirls of the focal print, and even some of the coordinates, have that same movement to them. And the cool blue and gray color palette--so fresh, and so different!
Looking for a quilt pattern to use with Marimba?
Try Dawn Stewart's Crossed Notes Quilt pattern, available for download on our website.
|Download the pattern here.|
See the Marimba collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.