Today I am writing a post that I imagined almost a year ago. My fabric dreams have come true and I'm happy to announce that I'm a licensed designer with Clothworks Fabric in Seattle. My first collection is called Homestead. This was a design that I originally conceived for The Printed Bolt's contest, Repeat(ed.) The challenge was "Tools of the Trade" and my inspiration and design story behind the collection can be found here.
As my first licensing deal, I've learned that this process can take quite a bit of time. From compiling the ideas, to creating new non-directional coordinates and reworking colors, to debuting the line at market, and then on to promotion... and we're not even talking about sales yet! It's been a great learning experience and I'm hopeful that my local quilt shop, The Quilted Angel will carry a bit of Homestead as that would bring the entire process full circle!
Clothworks has been wonderful to work with and I'm very pleased with how the collection came together. I was also happily surprised to find some sweet projects mocked up appropriate to the Homestead theme. I look forward to sharing some projects of my own real soon, and if you make something with Homestead I would love to see a photo. Until then, oh happy day!