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!

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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21 thoughts on “Color Essentials

  1. I can't choose. I love both! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. I love the Sunrise set! Such perfect colors together ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. oh my goodness!! I love them both, but the sunrise set makes my heart sing!! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

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

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

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

  18. 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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