It’s almost summer and I actually forget every year how it gets so busy in May and June with all the events stacked up all at once. Birthdays, Anniversaries (my husband and I celebrated our 15th this May), soccer, end of school events, and of course things like Quilt Market. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Quilt Market, it’s an industry trade show that happens twice a year to showcase new fabric collections, new products, etc. I haven’t mentioned it here on the blog yet, but on my Instagram you may have seen that I debuted my fabric collection, Forage, with Robert Kaufman Fabrics just a week or so ago in Portland, Oregon. I’m so honored to have been able to work with Robert Kaufman Fabrics in the past and constantly am reaching for their fabrics, so it feels great to be part of this amazing company and to have this opportunity to design fabric.
I had a booth within the Robert Kaufman‘s section to showcase Forage. It’s a collection of 20 prints overprinted on Essex and Essex Yarn Dye (yesssss! eeek!). I’m so thrilled with how the fabric turned out. Don’t you love a good fat quarter stack like this? Here’s the super important part – it’ll be shipping to stores in August! Yep, I simultaneously know that it’s both far away and right around the corner at the same time. Isn’t that how summer goes? Well, I hope this tiny taste of the collection will provide a little bit of inspiration and get you excited about sewing with it.
I’m already excited to show you all the projects I made using it! And to talk a bit about things that inspired me while designing the prints. I’ll be saving the projects to share for when it gets closer to the release date as I know it can be so hard to be inspired to make something yet not have the fabric available. So please hang in there! With the release of Forage will be a brand NEW and FREE pattern that I designed. It’s a super fun one and I think it’ll be great as a quick, satisfying, and useful make.
If you’re interested in these fabrics, please share this with your local quilt shop and ask if they’ve ordered. I’m so excited for August!