Water’s Edge


  • Fabric Type: Cotton
  • Brand: Northcott
  • Theme: Animals & Birds 
  • Pattern: Waterside Nature
  • Main Colour: Blue & Purple
  • Fabric Width: Approximately 110cm (43 inches)
  • Fat Quarter Size: Approximately 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches)
  • Skinny Quarter Size: Approximately 25cm (8.9 inches) x 110cm (43 inches)
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Water’s Edge is a beautiful lakeside pattern designed by Brett Lewis for Northcott Fabrics. This cotton fabric is an elegant mix of life above and below the waterline.

A deep navy background has been used, like calm water at twilight. This simple dark colour offsets the light and bright colours in this pattern, making them stand out, helping to catch the attention and bring it to life. Rather than just a regular animal-themed pattern, the artist has emphasised the feeling of wildlife and nature by adding in all sorts of natural elements like large sweeping branches, lilies flowering above their pads, and delicate flowers for our birds and animals to hide behind. The foliage has been coloured in shades of green, cream, turquoise, pink, and purple, creating a pretty complementary palette which reflects the twilight colouring of the water.

A large violet stork stands amongst the leaves. This majestic bird is the most obvious of our living creatures. One foot is lifted forward as if it is moving through the plants and its head is held up high as it looks around cautiously. Spying the stork moving amongst the leaves encourages you to look closer at the pattern to see what other wildlife might be hiding, ready to delight.

Perched on one of the branches is a little purple bird, its emerald tail feathers look almost as if they are shimmering. Moths flutter and dragonflies dart between the leaves, as a green spotted frog sits resting next to a lily. All the little creatures hiding between the plants give a real sense of life and movement to this pattern as you look closer still to see what else might be revealed.

Blurring the boundaries between underwater and above, fonds of seaweed stretch up and out between the leafy branches, as turtles swim gracefully on the navy background, and water beetles float happily between the other elements. In a fun little polka dot twist, little patches of spots with dots in the middle are scattered like clusters of frogspawn. The creatures and plants from above and below blend seamlessly into one another in a delightful twist.

Water’s Edge is available in a range of sizes. With a width of approximately 110cm (43 inches), you can purchase it by the meter (39 ⅓ inches), half a meter (19 ½ inches) or by the skinny quarter which is 25cm (9.8 inches) by the full width. Multiple quantities or combinations of any of these cuts will be sent as a continuous length. We also have a fat quarter size, measuring approximately 55cm x 50cm (21 ½ x 19 ½ inches).

Northcott Fabrics prides itself on its premium quality cotton fabric. This makes them perfect for a whole range of sewing projects from quilting to crafting. We think it would be especially fun to make pondlife pillowcases, lakeside laptop sleeves or an aquatic apron dress.

So if your next sewing project longs for a big burst of wildlife or a waterside touch, then we hope that this stunning stork cotton fabric will help you pond-er the best way to turn this fabric into your next turtle-y awesome creation!


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Manufacturer Part Number: 26710-49

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