Lotus Pond!!!

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Am SO GEEKED about my new fabric line for Cloud9, Lotus Pond! The strike-offs (test fabrics to check colors) came the other day in the mail and I am really really happy with how these came out.

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We’ve got some small tweaks to make to the color yet, but I’m really happy with how close these are to what I had imagined. I can’t stop putting them in rainbow order. DORK.

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And rearranging them to see which prints go with which…

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I think these large scale florals are really stunning.

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And here’s just a small glimpse at the color-picking process; this fall I sent Michelle at Cloud 9 some paper printouts of what I had in mind, since the colors we see on a monitor can vary widely from screen to screen. She sent back little swatches of fabric so I could pick the ones I thought were closest. Then the colors and prints go to the mill, and after a little wait…strikeoffs! Fun fun!

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Lotus Pond will be printed on organic cotton and is due to hit stores this spring. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s here!

36 thoughts on “Lotus Pond!!!

  1. Congratulations, Rae! I don’t know where you find the time to do everything. You are a rock star. The line is gorgeous, but those little snails are my favorite!

  2. LOVE the snails. we are huge snail fans around here (cheapest pet ever) and I can’t wait to make something for my snail obsessed boy with that fabric.

  3. Gorgeous. I cannot WAIT to see you to celebrate your boy in these. I love the photos where.you play with all the combinations of fabrics… I’d have done exactly the same, except the final one would have been me burying my face in the whole lot. Have fun. And…. Congratulations!

  4. Wow!! they look beautiful. I really love the multicolored snails. I take my 4 yr old son for fabric shopping and I go there to generally buy fabric for my daughter. Its easy to stitch girls clothing, I’ve just started so cant imagine the boys shorts or trousers just yet. I only stuff I stitch for him is pajamas and he generally chooses some animal prints. I’m sure he’ll pick the butterflies and the snails. Love them.

  5. Such awesome prints and they inspire so many quilt ideas. These will sell like hot cakes. Great work , everyone involved. The colors are so versatile and the variety so great, such sweet prints.

  6. I love these fabrics! Cannot wait till they’re ready-superb job, as ever Rae!!! BTW, I made my first Washi dress yesterday and I am in love. It was so easy to understand, fits like a glove, and looks good on (a lot of patterns don’t flatter by body LOL)— so T H A N K S girl, I am already cutting out my next one. And buying the expansion pack today! 😀 You look adorable in your photos, good luck with bringing in baby. xoxo Natalie

  7. Great job!!! Gorgeous combos! I would LOVE to design fabric my own fabric as well but don’t know where to start 🙁

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