Friday, September 30, 2011

Introducing Kaleidoscope Lane

Well, here it is ... what I've spent the last month working on! I'm pleased with it, and I hope you all love it too.

Mosaic


Swirls


Kaleidoscope Dot


Glazed Tile

Plaza

Medallion Stripe

Scallop

Garden Path

So now it's up to the Connecting Threads staff to decide whether my collection is the one they want to produce and sell. Connecting Threads will be featuring all five of the finalists' collections on their blog, Notions, in the coming days, and will announce the winner in the next few weeks.

I haven't seen the other finalists' collections yet, so I have no idea how mine stacks up, but regardless of what happens, I'm so glad I did this. I learned a lot about designing a complete line of fabric, including many lessons about how to approach the design process next time (if there is one). And since I'm happy with the end result, I feel like it's a win for me even if my line doesn't end up being produced. But of course, fingers and toes crossed that it will be!

133 comments:

BJ is Quilting! said...

I love what you've done! They all look fabulous! Good luck!

Angie said...

oh. my. word. This is gorgeous!!! Fabulous job. I'm crossing my fingers for you, too. :)

jlk said...

I'm sure it was a ton of work, but I love it! Hope Connecting Threads does, too.

Kelli said...

Oh Lee, I LOVE it! Such great design elements and everything works together so well! Best of luck...got my fingers crossed for you!

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations on your beautiful fabric and good luck with the final stage! I'm loving the purples in this range!

KOcanQuilt said...

Oh wow. If Connecting Threads doesn't pick you, then I hope someone else will. I love love love it.

Heather D. said...

Oooh, I love it! Especially the swirls. And all the colours are great. I would totally buy this line.

webmailaddress2 said...

OMG, I love the whole collection! I would totally buy it. I hope you win!

lrstitched.com said...

They would be crazy not to pick, it's really beautiful! Love the plaza in aqua/orange and the scallop print.

Alisa said...

It looks really great, Lee! I have a good feeling about it.

If Toys Could Talk said...

Oh my, it's gorgeous! You did an amazing job!!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

WOW, wow, wow!! I love your line!! Are you taking orders??? Congratulations and Great job! Good Luck in the final!! We will be watching.

Kristin said...

I really like your line. My favorite is the swirls.

The Thompsons said...

I absolutely love it! Seriously! The colors are beautiful and the different designs are fabulous! Congrats! You're a winner in my book - either way.

AnneMarie said...

Wonderful! What a great job Lee! Can't wait to hear all the details next week.

Eden said...

OH I LOVE yours! The swirls would be a GREAT multipurpose fabric, an all around usable one, same with the dots and I love the symmetry in the plaza flowers and the lack thereof in the Garden Path flowers. GREAT line. I can't wait to see how you do.

Impera_Magna said...

Wow... I love all the prints! All sorts of ideas started popping into my head as I studied them.... very inspiring... and LOVE the colors!

Carolyn said...

Awesome!!! I love each and every one of them and the colors are yummy!

Leila said...

PERFECT mix of large and small and geometric and organic designs! GREAT JOB!!!

Melinda said...

I'm standing in line at the register! Love it Lee! You did a great job.

Elizabeth D. said...

So darn awesome, Lee :) You should be so proud!!! I think the collection came together SO well :) Bravo!!!

Danielle said...

Oh wow! Great job Lee, you must be so pleased with the result! I hope it gets produced because I would love some! Especially those swirls!!!

Sheila said...

i love your designs. and i wish you luck. Pity Connecting threads does not post overseas

Sasha said...

I love it!!!! You should be super proud of yourself!!! What a wonderful accomplishment! I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that Connecting Threads picks your fabric =D

Leanne said...

It is all wonderful, I would love to buy it! I sure hope you win!

Patti said...

Wow Lee! Each and every print is fabulous! And those colours...OMG! Seriously love them! Congratulations.

Marg said...

You must be so pleased with the designs Lee they are fabulous. Love the colours and design elements. Awesome!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

This is so you--way to be true to what you love. The colors are really great. I would buy it in a heartbeat. Especially the scallops. Well done!

Thearica said...

Your fabric is fabulous!! You should be very proud of this accomplishment!

JanetK said...

These are lovely! Good luck!

Kristie said...

Holy Crap. This is fan-TAST-ic!! Give yourself a pat on the back, it is a true winner, in my books!!

diane said...

oh my gosh, Lee, this is beautiful.You are a winner already just by designing something so lovely.

Shanna said...

I LOVE all your designs...and the colors are beautiful!! I want to buy all of them!!! Good luck :o)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Wow! Your collections is stunning. I positively love it! Good luck :)

Carla said...

Great job, Lee! I hope to see this collection in my Connecting Threads catalog soon!

Paskiaq said...

It's beautiful. You should be so proud! :)

Katie B. said...

Incredible, Lee! I'm so impressed. I sure hope you win, because I NEED those glazed tiles!

Rebecca said...

It's absolutely stunning! I really hope it's made, I want every one!

Carol said...

Wow. I am amazed by your colors and designs. I hope you win. I would love to see quilt kits for your fabric on CT's website.

Catherine said...

It's amazing! I love the variety of colors. Great job and good luck!!

bhafer said...

Love it! Great job!

Jenelle said...

Wow! What an amazing collection. I think you might have a calling here. :) Good luck and make sure to pat yourself on the back!

Cindy said...

I really like it! If I was judging, I'd pick yours!

paige said...

I love it! The colors are wonderful and the variety of patterns is fabulous. Good luck!

jane said...

Love the swirls! Good luck.

traceyjay said...

I love it Lee! So many great blenders in there... ♥ (those are my favorite)

Linz said...

Oh, Lee!! It's so pretty!!! I love it! And I can't wait to own some! :)

Joy said...

Love, love, love!!!

Wendy said...

You did a fabulous job! Way to go :)

Summerfield Quilts said...

I absolutely love this. I would buy it in a heartbeat. Lots of purple and green (my favorite colors) and the orange just makes it even better. Good luck.

felicity said...

You did it. YOU DID IT! Congratulations on this wonderful achievement, Lee. That it's so beautiful is just icing on the accomplishment cake if you ask me. Brava!!

L&M Creations said...

When can I order some? :)

QuiltyGirl said...

It looks so great!!
I especially love the dot and scallop prints!

Diane said...

Great job!!! I LOVE them! Love the colors. Love the patterns. What an awesome accomplishment to say that you designed your own fabric line! (whether they pick it or not- though they'd be crazy not to!!) Congrats and best of luck! :D

Elle said...

Really fantastic job! Congratulations!

Angela said...

The scallop print is genius! I'm completely in love with it. Good luck!!!

occasionalpiece said...

Terrific!! What a great line-up of prints and colors, patterns and design. I'll bet it feels like giving birth, or something. I admire your skill at being able to do this--congratulations!

Elizabeth E.

**nicke... said...

i would buy the crap out of your line! it is beautiful!

Poppyprint said...

Good luck!!!! I love the Mosaic print!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Fabulous...please, please win so we can buy it!!

Flying Blind... said...

Fantastic collection Lee - stunning! I love all the designs and the colours are perfect - fingers and everything crossed now x

Kerry said...

You have achieved so much so quickly Lee, your collection works all together and each print can stand alone, congrats!

Becky said...

eeekk!! I love it all!! I hope they select it because this is so up my alley. Congratulations on such a great achievement. It's fantastic.

Jill aka ThatMoxieGirl Designs said...

These are fabulous!!!!! Seriously these are the kind of fabrics I search for and rarely find. I can't see how you souldn't winc but if you don't you should totally our these up for sale for us on Spoonflower.

D'Anne said...

I would love to buy this line. I hope you win!! What a beautiful collection.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Lee, it is wonderful! I LOVE those Glazed Tiles. All of it looks amazing and I am so impressed. Great job! Fingers crossed for you friend!

Martha said...

Congratulations Lee...wonderful collection...wishing you the best of luck...I would buy it!

piece peace said...

Wow! Not only do I think these look fantastic, I think they are prints I could use...a lot! I will be voting for you. I sure do hope you win because I would love to make things with these fabrics. Congratulations!

Shocking Hocking said...

lee - it's a fabulous range - hope it wins so i can buy some! good luck

cheers

Jessica said...

Wow Lee!!!! Its just amazing! I am crossing all my crossables for you, great job!!!

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

Great job! I love the line!! I particularly like that you included swirls!!!

Good luck.

Jen said...

I've never bought an entire Connecting Threads collection before, but I would buy every single one of these prints in an instant. I hope you win for a pretty selfish reason -- so that I can buy this fabric!

Laura said...

It's gorgeous! Well done! If they dont use it, definitely upload it to spoonflower

Lyanna L. said...

I'd buy every one of these prints -- so fresh and modern! Hope they choose you, if not then maybe someone else will produce it....so I can go buy it of course =)

Good job!

Connie said...

Wonderfully done! I would buy it all!

MariQuilts said...

Looks fabulous.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

This is Fantastic!!! I so love these designs!! You have really outdone yourself. I hope yours wins so that I can buy these amazing prints!!!

Kiera said...

Beautiful Lee. You did an amzing job! Good luck with the contest!!

Drawstring said...

Love it-the whole collection would sell really well in my store!

Michele said...

Bravo!

Teje said...

Congratulations dear Lee!!! I love all your designs! Every print is really beautiful and you have chosen lovely colours which are all really good together! You have made so good work and surely learnt a lot! I wish you good luck and hope that your collection will be 'The One'!!!

Darlene said...

Love it! Congratulations on this accomplishment. I hope you win, but if you don't, you should still be very proud!

beaquilter said...

Ha! first when I saw it I thought it was looking like a CT line of fabrics, so it MIGHT??? how cool! will definetly fit their lines

Kimberly White said...

Nice work Lee!!!! Beautiful line!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

GORGEOUS!! How could they not choose this. I'd buy the lot!!

Rosa said...

This is awesome.You must be very proud,you did a great job and hope you win.

Bry said...

I love it!!! Especially plaza and the glazed tiles prints!! CONGRATS!!!!!

Janine said...

It's fab! I do hope they choose you :)

Annabella said...

Wow! Congratulations on getting a line together and good luck with Connecting Threads. I shall keep an eye out for yours when it is featured!

Sarah said...

Lee, this is just fab! You've done an amazing job, love the colours and designs. Hope you win now, will be keeping my fingers crossed for you :-)

susbp said...

Gorgeous! Love how they all go together and the variety of the designs. I hope they do select it - I would love to buy these fabrics!!!

Jo said...

The fabric is just great! You have so much talent!

Kylie Lloyd said...

i hope that you win Lee. Your fabric line is divine. I love the colours and prints.

bee said...

this looks fantastic! you pulled together some great patterns and colors in this. i also love the title. :)

pasqueflower said...

LOVE your fabrics. The colors are fantastic, and I especially like the swirls and glazed tile. Good luck!

Susanne said...

It's perfect!!! I LOVE the garden path!!!!

Jenn said...

I can't believe how much I love it!! Fabulous colors and designs! I'd totally buy it!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

Wonderful job and worth the time you spent pulling it all together. Lets hope Connecting threads folks agree with all of us who think its AWESOME.

Annie Walsh said...

This is wonderful, I love every design can't wait to buy it. :)

A.J. Dub. said...

It is beautiful and unique! Wonderful job. Best of luck in the competition!

Jana said...

This is a gorgeous collection. Is it too early for pre-orders?!?!?!

Leanne said...

I know you have 101 comments already but I thought I would stop to tell you that I too love the fabric collection you have made and I am hoping you will win!

Dianne Neale said...

These are so fabulous - just my sort of colours. I#ve no idea what their selection criteria is, but you'd get my vote!
Good luck

Me? A Mom? said...

That's awesome,Lee. What an accomplishment!

Cherie said...

These are amazing! You did such an incredible job, and I hope I'll be able to buy the FQ bundle soon!

Connie said...

Beautiful! You've done a wonderful job creating a fabric line! Good luck!

diplofam said...

I think you have done a wonderful job! I can't wait to see it in the catalog :) that's how certain I am that you will win!
Blessings,
Carin

Pam - said...

Oh my gosh, Lee, I just know your line will be selected - - - it is just beautiful. I love the colorways. So fresh and exciting. Really!!

MN2NM said...

Fantastic job, Lee! Good luck. I love the coordinating prints you've created!

Susan said...

Pick you, pick you! I just love your new line and so hope it is chosen as I and all of the other 109 commenters want some too! Congratulations on creating your first fabric line. :)

Cindy said...

It is awesome! If for some stupid reason they don't pick you, can't another line pick this up! I'd buy a FQ bundle! :)

Mary Jo said...

I think it is lovely. I love it. I'm so amazed by the whole process. Definately a winner!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

love it!!! Well done! Keep us posted on how to purchase it!

Debbie said...

It looks fantastic! You did a really nice job!! I think fabric design is definitely in your future!

emedoodle said...

It looks amazing! Hope you win so I can buy it up!

Staci said...

Wow!! I don't usually comment on things but I couldn't help it. This is fabulous!

A Seam to Sew said...

You did a great job!

Kelly Irene said...

GORGEOUS! I really love what you did with the colors, and I already see several I would want in my stash! Congratulations!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

This is just stunning!! The tones are so much fun as well as the colors you included together! So so so so hoping yours is produced!! Good luck!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

congratulations, I love your design and the colours too. I hope that you will win!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Love it all! If Connecting Threads doesn't bite, i could totally see this from Moda or Robert Kaufman :D

Elena said...

Congratulations Lee!!! I absolutely love every single print! Connecting Threads would be crazy not to choose you. And if they don't, may the glory be someone else's to enjoy, b/c this collection deserves to printed. Just gorgeous! :)

angela said...

Wonderful! I love both the patterns and the colors you chose - linear, swirls, dots, big little - awesome job including all of it. Great line to quilt with for sure!

Rachel Hauser said...

You packed a lot of great stuff in there, Lee. Wishing you the best of luck!!!

Kirsten N said...

Gorgeous fabrics - love the colour ranges!!

Kate S. said...

Wow, Lee, this is phenomenal! I love the designs and the colorways you chose are awesome! Huge kudos to you, I hope they pick your design too so we can all get some :)

happy zombie said...

I wish I was voting staff! I LOVE your collection, Lee! All cap LOVE, love! And funny, I just placed a CT order this morning! I'll take that as a sign - and I'll be ordering your fabric soon!

tusen said...

Great job! I especially love Garden Path, Glazed Tile, Swirls and Kaleidoscope Dot. And I love the colour combination.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is absolutely beautiful--the designs and the colors. I would buy yards of this line!

Gina said...

I haven't been logged on for a few days.. the line is FANTASTIC!! Great job! I wish you the very best! Congratulations!

Lindsey said...

Weird - I voted for this fabric from a link on Rav I saw, then was blog hopping and came across it again today! I love the fabrics, I'm hoping you win because I love the colors and would love to add some to my stash.

Cynthia said...

These are so cute! Great job!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

How can thy NOT love it? I can see soooooo many things made with this fabric! (I smell trouble)LOL

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