Color is Everything, almost!

I’ve just spent three weeks pulling together my new fabric line for Spring market.  Along with designs, I’ve surrounded myself with colors in every shade, pulling and eliminating until I thought I might be going nuts.  I’ve been dreaming of colors, and noticing shades and tones in everything I look at.   It’s a process that takes a lot of time, but I finally end up with a few colors that make the cut and get presented to Moda.  I take a deep breath when it’s done.  Then I pray Moda likes my colors and designs.

I just shipped the line to Moda and it feels a bit like I sent my child off to school!  I’ve been tracking this box all morning.  It’s a miracle I even got a picture of it before it left here.  My husband was rushing me saying he had to get to UPS if I wanted it delivered next day, and I kept saying wait I have to get a photo! Maybe if I had more time you could of had a peek under the tissue paper.  Darn, now you have to wait until next May (Spring market) to see it, and next October to hold it in your hands!  Let’s blame this on Mr. Bunny Hill!

So this box, or what you can see of it, contains some colors I just love.  Colors that make my heart sing.  They make me want to repaint my house, redecorate a few rooms, buy new clothes,  design new quilts, and well you get the idea!  It just might have one of my favorite colors in it (hummm wonder what that could be) along with a few new ones that might surprise you!  I can’t wait to show you!

So many things we like are determined by color.  Pantone, the leader in color, is now offering Visa cards in colors!  If they offered one in pink I might have signed up.  How cool would that be to have a pink Visa card?  My friend Anne B would have wanted a burgundy one, and I think Brigette would have held out for a black and white check. What color Visa card would you want?

Brigette wanted me to buy this luggage for market but it’s in the wrong color.   I might have done it had it been in a pink and brown buffalo plaid like the one I have in Lily & Will.  We searched the internet but nothing like this in pink!

And then Tiffany tempted me this morning with this stunning gemstone.  Tiffany has such a way with color!  If anyone buys this Tiffany brooch can you let me borrow it for a day or two?

I love the box that I sent to Moda.  If anyone can pull off color it’s them. I’d put them right up there with Tiffany!   Hopefully we’ll be tempting you before too long!

Gotta get back to work but I wanted to let you know that “The Night Before Christmas” is being quilted right now.  When I get it back from my quilter I’ll give you some sneak peeks and announce the winner of the contest!

Back soon!

Anne

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  • Anne Heidi - oh how exciting! Can’t wait to see your new line in the spring, and your new BOM pattern :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sunny - Let me guess – one of the colors is PINK?? I think it’s cruel to tease us with something we can’t get for a whole year. Sigh…ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Why don’t you get the luggage and decorate each piece with a big PINK bow? Very chic, black and white plaid w/ pink, don’t you think? And the Tiffany brooch to top it off….who could argue with that for style? Not even Chanel herself could top it :-)ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Well, the little Tiffany bauble is only $74,000. Can’t we get a couple of them for our lapels!???

    Pam in IndianaReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Wonder what other colors are on those samples under the pink tissue paper?ReplyCancel

  • Diana - I can’t wait to see the new BOM! I have a cabochon rose quartz pendant if you don’t mind coming to Asia. By the way, none of the dealers in Taiwan carry your line! sniff~~sniff~~ :(ReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, was it Pam that said the Tiffany Brooch is only $74,000? Well, heck, I say lets get several of them for future giveaways…huh??? OOOHHH…I just can’t wait to see The Night Before Christmas. So much excitement in the air this time of year. Seems that many of us get to just sit back and wait for all the fun new treasures to be unveiled while for you it is ‘work, work, work’ … Thank you for doing all that work, it is truly appreciated. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Linda P. - Loved the luggage too, but I agree Pink would have been the way to go!! I might have opted for red! Can hardly wait to see the quilt!!ReplyCancel

  • anna - Oh my, How can you stand it? having your `babies’ out of your hands & away from home so long.. auughh.
    GOLLY~ The Night Before Christmas~ is out being quilted? oh my how can you stand `that’ excitement…I need to sit sit and have tea after all this excitement!!!
    I just can’t wait to see it all :) (my bunny does a happy dance in circles around & around things that he likes) that suddenly gave me an idea.. if I put my lap top on the floor with your site up and I dance around it~would that be OK? :)ReplyCancel

  • kathy in NC - I love the happy bunny dance! But, I challenge Tiffany for $74,000 ~ Please..transfer that to Moda fabric and I will zipbededoda to learn the happy` bunny dance’ all the way to my sewing loft AND I will take names & left Anne raffle some out because one can NOT use that much alone…. well , ok my heart is beating much too fast at the thought of this `lottery’ …ReplyCancel

  • tammy - Can’t wait to see what you have for in store for us all under that tissue. How exciting :)ReplyCancel

  • pat sloan - oh Man YOU ARE A TEASE!! i will start to hunt luggage for you… and go to my local Tiffanys to preview the pin… see if it REALLY is as good as it looks!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria J W - Could there have been a little pink sample under that tissue. Maybe a different shade of pink, huh??? Now I guess we just have to wait. It’s like giving birth…only you have all the huffing and puffing!! Would love a red Visa card… or maybe a quilty design would be better than a straight red…too easy to copy…but some stitching designs…now that would be cool
    Hugs from AustraliaReplyCancel

  • brigette - does this mean you aren’t buying the luggage???
    :sighReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Hi Ann, I would love a purple visa card or any shade there of. Iam looking forward to seeing the christmas quilt. I am in throes of moving and big day will be Sept 29. I hope you have a wonderful trip to fall market and bring us back lots of beautiful ideas.
    God Bless from Sandra in CanadaReplyCancel

  • Faye - That was a trick wasn’t it? About the tissue paper? And the husband? Not that husbands can’t be blamed for just about anything that goes wrong……I’m just sayin’. Can’t wait to see your new fabrics, I’m sure Moda will love it!ReplyCancel