Friday, June 14, 2013

Color Essentials

Several people have written to me in the last week wanting to know if it was true that I have a second book coming out in the fall. It is, in fact, true.


Color Essentials is a part-color-theory, part-quilting book with 12 projects, all of which encourage you to experiment with color.  Colors can function differently depending on their quantity, intensity, and surroundings, and this book emphasizes those concepts. It is like painting with fabric!  To make this affordable, both for shop owners and quilters, Color Essentials uses a range of Robert Kaufman Kona cotton precuts, including fat quarter bundles, charm packs, and roll-ups.  Of course I used the Pastel and Bright palettes already on the Market, but I really wanted to have a cool and warm palette as well with which people could experiment so I went to the folks of Robert Kaufman Fabrics and asked about the feasibility of their developing such products.  Here we are.  Thanks so much Robert Kaufman for allowing me to pick from and make collections with your wonderful colors!  

I really hope you all love working with these palettes as much as I do.  Introducing Sunrise...






And Sunset...



Both of these collections come in charm packs, roll-ups and fat quarter bundles.  The charm packs and roll-ups include 42 colors each and the fat quarter bundles include a subset of these - 23 colors.  All the information is in the book.  For those who might be a little nervous, several different background colors are suggested for each palette to get you started.

So which is your favorite?

Happy sewing!
Amanda

P.S.  The winner of The Quilting Life Giveaway is Madame Samm.  Congratulations - I'm sure you'll love Sherri's book!  And for those of you who wondered the lie was #1.  Sherri's very smart grandmother told Sherri she would have to make the quilt herself so she would catch the quilting bug!

21 Comments:

At June 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love both collections!

 
At June 14, 2013 at 9:16 PM , Blogger Dawn said...

I can't choose. I love both! :)

 
At June 15, 2013 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Paula said...

I couldn't decide between them. I love the warmth and summery colours of sunrise, the cool calming shades of sunset. Both are on my must buy list.

 
At June 15, 2013 at 1:21 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Well that is very exciting! I think I like the sunset colors the most--they remind me of my days spent on the California coast. Congratulations on your exciting news, Amanda!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 2:37 AM , Blogger Madame Samm said...

Now that is pretty exciting...the book, YOURS the new bundles...favourite are you kidding me...they are both tops and your book coming out...yeahhhhhhhh this I am looking forward to..and I won..yippeeee.. thanks so much!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 2:42 AM , Blogger Anne D said...

I love sunset

 
At June 15, 2013 at 4:01 AM , Blogger Rachelle said...

Sunset is definitely my favourite, but then I do love me some purple!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 5:11 AM , Blogger Jane said...

I love both palettes. And congratulations on the second book and all your success!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 5:24 AM , Blogger Jennifer Mathis said...

Wow Amanda! Way to go! I can't wait to check out this book and love those beautiful bundles. Congrats to Madame Samm too. Nice that she won after all the giveaways she plans for everyone else!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 5:54 AM , Blogger VickiT said...

Wow Amanda! This book looks like a great one to own. Anything to help with color choices is something I know I can use.

I really love Sunset over those two.

 
At June 15, 2013 at 7:22 AM , Blogger carla said...

Hi!!! If I had to choose I would take the sunrise!!!! Congrats to Madame Samm!!!!!

 
At June 15, 2013 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

They both are beautiful. Sunrise speaks to me right now, its very summerish.

 
At June 17, 2013 at 8:46 AM , Blogger Tamara Oster said...

I love both collections and am anxious to get my hand on some. I recieved your book last week, I am so excited to try out some of the quilts ~ thank you for all the beautiful designs!

 
At June 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Rebecca Grace said...

Congratulations on your second book! It sounds like a great concept, and I love the collections you created. My favorite is the Sunrise, because it feels so summery and beachy.

 
At June 17, 2013 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I love the Sunrise set! Such perfect colors together :)

 
At June 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM , Blogger Helen L said...

oh my goodness!! I love them both, but the sunrise set makes my heart sing!! :-) Great job picking out those combinations: now I have to own some! Can't wait to see your book: with those color packs I'm sure I'll want to do some sewing!! thanks for the info!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

 
At June 19, 2013 at 6:49 PM , Blogger Margaret said...

I love both of them and as soon as they are available i am putting them to work for me

 
At June 20, 2013 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I think I like the sunrise set the best...it works so well with the splash of green.

 
At June 23, 2013 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Judy said...

I love reading your blogs. Wish you would write more often.

 
At June 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM , OpenID onlinephduk said...

Congrats on the second book! I love the pattern choice that you chose as well as the colors. They are all so bright and cheery. I like the second collection the best.



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Several people have written to me in the last week wanting to know if it was true that I have a second book coming out in the fall. It is, in fact, true.


Color Essentials is a part-color-theory, part-quilting book with 12 projects, all of which encourage you to experiment with color.  Colors can function differently depending on their quantity, intensity, and surroundings, and this book emphasizes those concepts. It is like painting with fabric!  To make this affordable, both for shop owners and quilters, Color Essentials uses a range of Robert Kaufman Kona cotton precuts, including fat quarter bundles, charm packs, and roll-ups.  Of course I used the Pastel and Bright palettes already on the Market, but I really wanted to have a cool and warm palette as well with which people could experiment so I went to the folks of Robert Kaufman Fabrics and asked about the feasibility of their developing such products.  Here we are.  Thanks so much Robert Kaufman for allowing me to pick from and make collections with your wonderful colors!  

I really hope you all love working with these palettes as much as I do.  Introducing Sunrise...






And Sunset...



Both of these collections come in charm packs, roll-ups and fat quarter bundles.  The charm packs and roll-ups include 42 colors each and the fat quarter bundles include a subset of these - 23 colors.  All the information is in the book.  For those who might be a little nervous, several different background colors are suggested for each palette to get you started.

So which is your favorite?

Happy sewing!
Amanda

P.S.  The winner of The Quilting Life Giveaway is Madame Samm.  Congratulations - I'm sure you'll love Sherri's book!  And for those of you who wondered the lie was #1.  Sherri's very smart grandmother told Sherri she would have to make the quilt herself so she would catch the quilting bug!

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