March 25, 2014

The Lion Part of March

Hey, isn't March supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? With less than a week to go in this month, the "lamb days" have yet to make it to Connecticut — so for the time being i guess we'll just have to continue to dream of warmth and of lovely spring days to come. Soon, i hope! While we're waiting ... i thought i'd share a sneak peek of something colorful on the horizon. Oh, and it's called Horizon! It's my next fabric collection for Moda and will be available in September.
The colors were inspired by these bits of sea glass i've collected from many walks along many shores.
I'll let you know more about the collection soon, but i just couldn't wait any longer to share! Are there any sewing patterns or projects you think these colors would work well with? I'd love to know!
xo,
kate
PS: The UPS guy just delivered this straggler! If you wouldn't mind, please squeeze it in (in your mind's eye) amongst the purples, ok? Thank you ;)

47 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colours!
    The 'lamb' hasn't arrived in the UK yet either!

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  2. Metro Rings, by Sew Kind Of Wonderful, I have her contact info. Very nice!

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    1. Wow! i just looked up that pattern and it's gorgeous! great idea.

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  3. WOW! SO BEAUTIFUL!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  4. Bags! Bags! Bags! I can see it in a new pattern I'm designing.

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  5. Egads Kate! You seem to always outdo your own self!!! I have a couple lap quilts in mind for my folks..."Lake" and "Lakeshore"...these would be awesome! May have to mix a few in...had been thinking solids before. "Lake" is based on "Graduation" by Amy Ellis..."Lakeshore", just a bunch of various size hsts :) (hope that isn't tmi!)

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  6. I think Jaybird Quilts (Julie) Night Sky or Park Bench would look great with it.

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  7. Love the patterns and colors….sea glass is awesome!

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  8. Gorgeous colors! These would make a beautiful picnic quilt to take to the beach, although I would be afraid to sit on it...

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  9. Being a sea glass collector myself, I know I will need to make something for myself from this line. More importantly though, I can't wait to stock it in my shop so I can look at it, fondle it, cut it and pack it daily. You make my "job" so wonderful! As for patterns...really? I think it's impossible to go wrong.

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  10. I love those colors! It's so interesting, I have been thinking about sea glass colors for a quilt lately (and I live in WI, so there isn't any sea glass going on around here!). I think these would be great as log cabins with a gradation layout. Just beautiful!

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  11. Lovely! I don't want to wait until September. ;)

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  12. Another beautiful line Kate! So pretty and 'beachy'.

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  13. I feel your pain (although probably just a bit of it) because it actually SNOWED today in Nashville, TN! Where is my nice warm weather???? But Horizon makes me think of the beach - I don't know what pattern I'll use, but I'm sure there's a quilt on my Horizon with that fabric!!!

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  14. Oh my goodness Kate, I love it!!! It is just so incredibly soothing. And I just love purple so I am so glad you included it with those beautiful greens and blues. I can't wait to get my hands on some. Just stunning!!!!

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  15. Those are MY colours! Love that palette, Kate. Just what we need right about now... The image of wandering along the beach. Not something I could envision by looking out the window here. Thank you!

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  16. I love the range in color you always have with your collections. I think this would look great in Supernova by Mean Sarah Jean. The pattern cover was done with Cuzco, and it looks fantastic!

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  17. Oh my gosh, I LOVE these. I could see a beautiful gradient quilt with white or light gray.

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  18. Sea glass is exactly what I thought of when you first posted this on IG!!!

    Can't wait to see these in person!

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  19. It's beautiful! Maybe it's just the name of the pattern that makes me think of it since it coordinates with the sea glass... But what about "toes in the sand" by Julie Herman of jaybird quilts? Can't wait to get some of this beautiful fabric!

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  20. This line is beautiful. Can't wait until September.

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  21. Oh so beautiful! Before even scrolling down to see the seaglass, I immediately thought of oceans and stained glass. I was spot on, it seems, haha! This line is definitely begging to be made into dozens of HSTs and flying geese matching the darker/lighter prints together with some white solid, like shards of glass refracting the light.

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  22. Gorgeous colours! I bet this would make a beautiful storm at sea quilt. I just made a pillow in a similar (but darker) palette with black background fabric and I love it more than anything else I've ever made. If you combined the prints with a silvery solid I think that would look lovely and fresh for Spring

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  23. Beautiful. Definitely has that beach feel.

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  24. I was thinking of Park Bench by Jaybird Quilts, and see it has been suggested by someone else, as well as Toes in the Sand. Great patterns for this beautiful fabric!

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  25. Great collection! Such a happy, beautiful palette! Really interesting so many of us think of Julie Herman's patterns to do justice to the beauty of this collection. I could also imagine Daybreak and Radio Way and maybe even Northern Lights in your fabric line.

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  26. Those are beautiful colors!

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  27. It's beautiful Kate! I LOVE the colors!

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  28. Beautiful! I would like to see a pattern with the tri recs rulers:).... That looks like ocean waves.

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  29. It's official - I'm in love! Can't wait to see these in person!! Excellent job, as always! :)

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  30. What absolutely gorgeous colors! I thought of sea glass before I even opened the post. :-) I can see a lovely quilt and bedroom accessories that extend into the master bath. September seems so far off.. I would love to play with this fabric now! Have fun!

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  31. google 'blooming 9-patch! I have the book and have been looking for just the right fabric; I found it!

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  32. So beautiful! Thanks for the peek! I'm going to save my fabric budget for that so I can make an ocean waves with it!

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  33. Love the colors of Horizon. I became addicted to collecting sea glass on a trip to Martha's Vineyard with stops in Connecticut and Rhode Island on the way last summer. I think a quilt in Horizon will help with that addiction. Beautiful!

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  34. Love the colors but you always have such great colors in your collections.

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  35. Yikes!!! Youre killing me!! Just when I promised myself I would not buy any more fabric!! Now I have to have it!! Is there anything you create that I can resist??? Hasn't happened yet!!

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  36. As I expected I totally love this line and can't wait to add it to my collection. The hard part is always what kind of cuts to get, precursor or yardage?

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  37. I can not WAIT for your Horizon line!!! Three years ago I moved into a little bungalow at the Jersey Shore. Keeping with the 'beachy' theme I so desperately wanted to make a quilt for my bed in SEA GLASS colors. No matter how many quilt shops I visited... none had just the right colors I needed. Your HORIZON line looks PERFECT.
    My bed still is 'naked' as I would rather have no quilt, if I can't have the right quilt.

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  38. My Mom's birthday is May 3, right before Mothers Day here in the US. I usually send her a "combined" gift. She has always adored green/blue color pairings. I am learning how to quilt and have already chosen a pattern and chosen, then re-chosen, then re-re-re-chosen fabrics. How I wish THIS collection was available now, it is truly perfect for Mom, closer than anything else I have found. Oh well, Pinning for future reference.

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  39. Another beautiful fabric line!

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  40. Congratulations Kate! You've outdone yourself again. I adore the colours in this line and was thinking of oceans and tropics before I saw your sea glass reference. I'm not sure what I will make with it, but I have to have it! Hahaha a true fabric addict here.

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  41. What a beautiful line of fabric…love, love, love the colors!! :o)

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  42. So beautiful!! I'll start saving my money now! I see a quilt, and a couple of tote bags, table runner...... I can't wait!

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  43. love the colors! What a great selection for a summer quilt! Would remind me of the ocean!

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  44. gorgeous, I have bought a bundle to do a workshop next weekend with Emma Jean Jansen (Scrapbag) and make her Harlequin Stars. Hope to have it completed for our summer down under!

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