And now we are here! My newest bundle and I am so excited to share with you today! The Rejoice Bundle is available for PREORDER in my shop with an estimated shipping date being in December 2022.
The Rejoice Bundle brought me back to how this bundle journey started - to all solids. I really wanted to curate another quilting cottons solid bundle like my first one. The inspiration behind this new color palette was a celebration of color and joy and life.
When I curated my last bundle - the Revive Bundle - I was in a really low and chaotic time in my life and I needed something to bring me back to life. I focused on lots of greens and blues and neutrals - an ode to spring when things sprout from the ground. The winter is ending and new life is beginning. I thought the perfect way to continue the story was to now celebrate this life I have been given. To rejoice in my days, my happiness, my joys and even my struggles.
I specifically wanted to keep this bundle to 20 pieces as my first one was 20 pieces and my following two bundles had 24 pieces in them. I took it as a little more of a challenge because I love to play with depth of color and so to shrink my options by 4 more pieces made it creatively intriguing.
As for the colors, I knew I wanted to include some purples and some dusty earthy light greens. These are two colors I typically don't work with at all. And so I found it as another way to challenge myself while building the palette. I also knew I wanted to include some of my absolute favorite colors - peaches/corals and bright yellows and some pickle greens. From there, I just kept playing and picked colors that spoke to me. I ended up with one of the happiest most versatile palettes yet!
I am obsessed with this new black and natural check rug in our studio. It adds such a fun pop of traditional yet modern pattern play. I mean... this fabric on it means someone needs to make a quilt with a black and white check as the background fabric. It's gotta happen.
Then I took the next photo on our VERY white couch (may be a bad idea) and I love the soft textured white behind the fabric. Makes me also want to make a quilt with like a beautiful textured linen as the background fabric. Let's do that too.
If you have been in the quilting world for awhile, you know that 20 FQs is a very standard amount to buy in a bundle or from a collection of fabric. I love using 20 colors in a quilt. But, I also love subdividing bundles into smaller color ways for baby quilts or just a more streamlined color story. I have snapped a few photos of different sub color stories you could use from this bundle and make two quilts!
And as a reminder, all 20 of them together below. There are so many beautiful combinations you could make within this palette.
The last challenge I gave myself when working on this project was to use non white background fabric for each sample. I ended up using 3 very saturated background colors and one lighter neutral. I can't wait to dive into each sample and share all the beauty we created. Here is a peek at the samples all together.
We happened to make a work trip happen out in Hawaii this past summer. My photographer, Amy, moved to Oahu for a year and I really really wanted her to photograph this new project. So we made a trip happen and then tagged on an extra week for a family vacation. Here is a sneak peek at what is to come. These quilts and Hawaii are a match made in heaven.