I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you. My first collection of fabric, Color Dash for Robert Kaufman, is on it's way out into the world! This has been quite a long time in the making, and I'm incredibly honored to be joining the Robert Kaufman team.
The team at Robert Kaufman have been so incredibly amazing to work with, and I was able to finalize the collection at their offices when I was teaching in Los Angeles last September. The collection is based on some of my sketchbook drawings, so there are a lot of bold graphic shapes that I originally created with markers and pencils.
Color Dash comes in three color ways, Sorbet, Harvest, and Shadow. They are all Kona color matched so they work beautifully with many of my favorite Kona colors like Cerise, Nectarine, Curry, Ice Frappe, Bonsai, Shadow, Silver, Black, and White.
I really wanted my first fabric collection to be a good stash builder full of beautiful colors, and I think Color Dash hits that mark quite well. In addition to its role as a basic, the bold, graphic prints of the collection are most definitely strong enough to be used independently, too. It has been a fun challenge for me to work with prints again, as I've been working so much with solid colored cottons in recent years, and I'm working on some new quilt patterns to showcase these prints. The first one that I'll be sharing with you is this design, my Make Your Mark quilt, which will be a free pattern through Robert Kaufman. I've made three different versions, one for each of the three color ways, to give you a better look at the fabrics.
The Sorbet color way is full of warm tones in bright, saturated colors like cerise and nectarine and contains five prints: Small Dash in Candy Pink, Big Dash in Cerise, Big Dash in Nectarine, Circle Dots in Candy Pink, and Arrows in Cerise. They coordinate with Kona Candy Pink, Cerise, and Nectarine and in this version of the Make Your Mark quilt I've paired them with Chambray Union Denim in Indigo.
The Harvest color way has cool tones of blue and green that are a bit muted, combined with a warm curry yellow. It also contains five prints: Small Dash in Meringue, Big Dash in Curry, Big Dash in Ice Frappe, Circle Dots in Bonsai, and Arrows in Curry. They coordinate with Kona Meringue, Curry, Ice Frappe, and Bonsai. In this version of the Make Your Mark quilt I've paired them with Essex Linen in Linen.
The Shadow color way just might be my favorite, as I've been on a black and white kick for well over a year now. It contains eight prints in a variety of shades of gray as well as black and white: Small Dash in Silver, Small Dash in Black, Big Dash in Shadow, Big Dash in Black, Circle Dots in White, Circle Dots in Shadow, Arrows in Iron, and Arrows in Black. They coordinate with Kona White, Black, Silver, Shadow, and Iron, and in this version of the Make Your Mark quilt I've paired them with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black.
I'm working on another new pattern that features Color Dash that I'll share with you soon, and I've been using my fabrics in some new versions of my existing patterns as well. Stay turned for more info! Color Dash will debut at the Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City Utah in May and will ship to independent quilt shops in September.