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Rain Walk!

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I’m so happy to introduce Rain Walk, my first fabric collection with Cloud9 Fabrics! I’m eagerly anticipating sewing with these and excited to show them off at quilt market next month.

Rain Walk was inspired by my family and my love of being outdoors. When my girls were younger I spent many hours walking to parks using the stroller. When they could walk on their own we would go on ‘nature walks’. We would each have a bag and collect whatever we thought was cool or weird as we went along our walk. It’s still one of my favorite things to do with my family and it’s so fun to look at the ground and discover something really amazing that you normally might have just passed by. And of course a little weather would never stop us! It only made things more interesting, especially rain. Now we’re able to go on really long hikes and spent last summer discovering as many state parks as we could. Our adventures are even leading us to visit Alaska this summer! I can’t wait!

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Onto a bit more detail, the collection is 6 designs and two colorways on unbleached quilting cotton. I love the earthy and organic feel the unbleached cotton gives. And of course the fabric is organic, too! There is also 2 designs and 6 amazing colors of canvas! Yes! CANVAS!!! Perfect for bag making and home dec projects. Yay!!!

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I had so much fun creating this collection. And for someone (me) who is always changing her mind, I had a whole new level respect for designers! I could have spent years trying out different designs, repeats, and color combinations. I’m especially thankful to be able to have worked with Michelle and Gina at Cloud 9 Fabrics, they’re just amazing and talented. I’m honored to be a part of it!rainwalk

Shipping to shops in July!

82 thoughts on “Rain Walk!

  1. Heather says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait!

  2. vanessa says:

    gorgeous!! congrats 🙂

  3. laurendahl says:

    These are absolutely lovely! Can’t wait to sew with them!

  4. They look beautiful! I love the look of unbleached cotton too and particularly like the print you are holding in your hand in the photo above. I can’t wait to see these in person!

  5. Crystal Chadwick says:

    I love the blues! The dark blue will look really cool with that light blue!

  6. Megan W says:

    Yay!!! That’s so excited. And these look so pretty. Love the colors and I totally relate to your inspiration. And ‘rain walk’?! What a perfect name. I grew up in the way north of California – land of rain and redwood trees. We’d often bundle up in raincoats, rain-pants, and boots and head out for a drippy walk. As long as you’re prepared for it (and have a hot coco waiting for you at home) walking in the rain is a blast. Congrats on the fabric line!!

  7. Katie says:

    These look so fun! I am super excited to try them out, especially in canvas! July is perfect, it will be a birthday gift to myself to buy some 😉

  8. Anja says:

    Congratulations!

  9. mskhofhinn says:

    It’s a really beautiful collection, I can’t wait to see what you do with it and can’t wait to play around with it!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous fabric! And canvas- that’s particularly exciting!!

  11. Yummy! Gosh Anna those are lovely. I especially like the fabric in your hand in the second picture, and the concentric circles top left in the first. I really don’t need any more fabric (there really isn’t any room for any more either!) but neither of those reasons seem to be able to stop me from buying! I’ll look out for it landing in the UK. Well done! Pat on back and high five!

  12. I love the fabric, so nice to have some in canvas too. Congrats!

  13. Grandma G says:

    Congratulations, Anna! How exciting for you! I’m so happy to see CANVAS – yay! So great for bags!

  14. Nina says:

    Oh, so glad you’re working with an organic company! What lovely designs and how nice that they’re printed on unbleached cotton – unusual and really attractive. I’ll be looking out for them…

  15. Alyssa says:

    Hi, what shops will be carring your fabrics! I will keep my eyes peeled, very cool!

  16. Rachel says:

    These Prints look amazing, and so perfectly you. I can’t wait to add some to my stash!

  17. Carol says:

    Very nice. I always love a little walk in the rain too!

  18. Ruthann says:

    Great designs!

  19. gail says:

    oh anna, it’s beautiful! i’m so happy for you! can’t wait to sew with it!!

  20. Just beautiful! I can’t wait

  21. sew bidoo says:

    gorgeous!! Hope to see them soon in Belgium..

  22. kristin says:

    oooooh thanks for the preview! love the unbleached cotton, that’s great stuff. such a nice color palette, too. congrats anna!!

  23. Julia says:

    Congratulations! I look forward to seeing it up close and personal!

  24. Laurel says:

    Yay – t’s a beautiful collection, Anna! I can’t wait to get my hands on some. I love, love, love the unbleached cotton…great choice! Congrats to you!!

  25. terrieannie says:

    Truly lovely! What a year for you with both your first book and your first fabric line coming to life…. Congratulations!!

  26. Ioleen says:

    Congrats. Looking forward to seeing this collection in my local quilt shop.

  27. Jo says:

    These look gorgeous! Really like the idea of canvas prints too. Do you know if they’ll be stockists in the UK??

  28. Donna Baker says:

    Anna, these are gorgeous just like I thought they would be. I love that you drew yoir designs from a cherished memory, that is unique! I bet you are excited to go to Alaska, it was one of my favorite vacations! We went on a cruise and stopped in Ketcgikan, Juneau and Skagway with bonus Victoria BC
    I better save up my $ to get some of your fabric, yea for Canvas

  29. Love it! Congratulations!

  30. liz n. says:

    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

    If I could crawl through my laptop screen and grab that fabric!!

    Must, must, must, must, MUST have!

    (Which means, must wait…)

  31. Cherie says:

    I love your fabric! Can’t wait to have it. 🙂 Congrats!

  32. Marina says:

    Beautiful Anna. I love the unique colours and the Cloud 9 fabrics always feel so fabulous…..

  33. lynn says:

    Congratulations! I especially love the first one you’re holding. I can’t wait to get my mitts on the collection. way to go! beautiful. kudos.

  34. Tamie says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see them in person.

  35. Marsha says:

    Inspiring designs. Looking forward to using them!

  36. pamelajs56 says:

    Yeehaw! I love it. Your own fabric line. So cool.

  37. hauley says:

    These really look lovely. Congratulations! I can only imagine how hard it is to put down your pencil (so to speak) and say “I’m done!”

  38. Congratulations! What a lovely collection.

  39. Dyann says:

    GREAT JOB!!! Love the designs and the colors! Congratulations! The first of many 🙂

  40. Reece says:

    I love the story behind the collection. My boys and I love to get outdoors too. Canvas! Even more exciting!

  41. Patricia says:

    Beautiful colors! Love the modern, outdoorsy vibe.

  42. ruth says:

    YaY you! Will keep my eyes peeled! Major accomplishment. Cheers!

  43. kitty says:

    Congratulations on this beautiful collection!!! As far as I “know” you from your blog it’s absolutely authentic and it is “you” and that’s wonderful!!

  44. Kelsey says:

    Congratulations!! These are gorgeous. Lovely choices of repeats and color ways 😉

  45. Laura Kammarmeyer says:

    Congratulations Anna ! Can’t wait to sew with them.

  46. diane beavers says:

    Anna,
    July can not get here fast enough to buy your Rain Walk Collection. I love the WHOLE collection and it’s so cool that canvas is available too……….and organic. I can’t wait to feel it, cut and make me another Road Trip case. So happy for you and you must be on “Cloud 9”!!

  47. Brooke says:

    congratulations!!! your designs look so fabulous!!

  48. Katie says:

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  49. Wow! This is so beautiful, congratulations on such a wonderful collection. Can’t wait for July!

  50. Patricia Stowe says:

    Love!!! Come on July! 🙂

  51. elsabean says:

    Your new fabric looks beautiful! So exciting!

  52. Julie says:

    Beautiful congrats

  53. Gorgeous! I can’t pick a favorite… Can’t wait to see a finished bag with those amazing fabrics!
    Good job.

  54. Tricia says:

    Anna—we love your work. BEAUTIFUL. Love auntie pat and uncle rich

  55. heather says:

    so exciting, anna! they are beautiful! 🙂

  56. It is a wonderful line of fabric!

  57. treadlemusic says:

    Two words come to my mind when I see these……..fresh and happy!!!!!! I wish you much success and many blessings…………………….

  58. erin says:

    hip hip hooray! i’m so excited for you, anna!

  59. Brigit says:

    Intuitively I knew this new fabric line would be worth waiting for BUT it is indeed even better than anticipated! Simply Perfect – Well Done – Love It !! I hope to buy one of everything. Your inspiration drew me back to what my experience was with our daughters from birth onwards – walks, Rain Walk(s). I’l say thank you from all of us, who love all of your work!

  60. christine says:

    so excited for you! the collection looks super cute! looking forward to seeing it at market!

  61. clare_uk says:

    *love* these prints! i’m thinking they just might call for a few 241 totes!! congratulations!

  62. Ines says:

    Great Anna! So happy for you!

    Hugs Ines♥

  63. diane says:

    just lovely

  64. Congrats Anna! These fabrics are lovely and it’s so great they’re unbleached/organic cotton. I’m a fan of more rustic looking fabrics and these are just terrific! Love your inspiring story as well 🙂

  65. It’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  66. Sandra says:

    Those are lovely fabrics. I love the delicate and muted effects.

  67. jill gm says:

    the fabrics are gorgeous! I’ve been determined to use what I already have but I just might have to indulge in some of your designs when they become available– I love their simplicity and colors. and I really appreciate that Cloud Nine offers affordable, more sustainably produced fabric options without sacrificing design. well done!

  68. Gwen Humphries says:

    Beautiful collection. I love the gold material with the swirls.

  69. Carrie says:

    Drooling over your fabric designs! So, so awesome!

  70. Kelly O. says:

    Can I just tell you… how amazing you are!!
    I was just thinking of you today and how so excited I am for your book (I will be needing a signed copy–like not just your signature but like ” to my best friend Kelly….ahem… or something like that 😉 ) but then this fabric– such fabulous fabric!!! You are the bomb my friend!

  71. krista says:

    Just seeing this– amazing! You know I love a good mustard, and you nailed it. Congrats, and I can’t wait until it comes out!

  72. Sharon says:

    Can’t wait to see the fabric in person! The canvases will be fun to sew up. Great colors! I hope you are able to get off of the road system to explore the many treasures in Alaska!

  73. Teresa says:

    Ahhh…I’m so behind on looking at blogs! Anna, this looks amazing! Your fabric line is going to be great….and I love the inspiration behind your line! You are pretty awesome 🙂

  74. Nic says:

    Anna
    Absolutely love your new fabrics. Such amazing taste! Look forward to purchasing

  75. Cindy says:

    Love your new fabrics! Congrats, Anna! Alaska- awesome!! Please share pics when you get back this summer!:)

  76. Larissa says:

    Lovely lovely lovely! It’s so you. Congratulations!

  77. mauri says:

    Nice work lady! A fabric line, too! How. Much. Fun!!
    Congrats to expanding your ever-amazing world of talent. : )

  78. This is such a fabulous line and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! I am loving canvas lately! I would be excited to go to Alaska as well, I have been saying since 2009 when I visited there that I would LOVE to live there! It’s so beautiful and so much inspiration everywhere! I look forward to seeing your trip on here later this summer! Good luck on the fabric line, it’s sure to be a hit and CONGRATULATIONS!

  79. Amanda Jean says:

    Your fabrics are sooooo beautiful! It was fun to see them sewn up into so many different projects! I can’t wait to see what everyone else makes out of them, too. You did a great job!

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