Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Strike offs
They're here! The very first strike offs of my very first fabric line. I am so excited, I can't stand it! And, a month ago, I didn't even know what a strike off was. I love learning though. And, I'll probably get this wrong, but it has something to do with the first run, or the first print of your fabric designs. I'd really like to see it in action to fully understand how they take my idea and make fabric out of it. What to see some? Clothworks has posted my new line on their website (follow the link "meet the designers"), and the photos of the strike offs are on their blog.

You know how a new mom checks out her baby, counting the fingers and toes? That's what I was doing after the package arrived. I ripped it open, then lovingly searched through the entire contents laying each piece out on my bed, arranging the patterns together, rearranging different colors, then rearranging again. Oh yeah, let's not forget, checking my name on the selvage! It's all good!



15 comments:

Skye said...

Kathy!!! Fabulous!! Love it soooo much!
Went immediately to the "locate a shop in your area" part of the site; super excited as 6 shops in my city carry Clothworks... Then I saw it won't be in the stores til summer!!
Waaah!
But rest assured I will be in line!
Great fabrics! Congratulations!

kathy york said...

Thanks Skye! Sorry you were not able to get the fabrics yet. I guess I should have mentioned that they won't be on the shelves until June. Sorry!!

Jackie said...

Wow! That is fantastic, congratulations! I love every fabric in the line. Just beautiful!! Can't wait to see it in person.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Fabulous colors and prints!! What fun! Enjoy looking at your fabric babies!!

Sherryl said...

Congratulations, they are wonderfully fun.

Roberta Ranney said...

Congratulations! The fabrics are so jolly - I'll be watching for them this summer.

Darlene said...

OMG, Kathy, that is SO cool! I went and looked at the pix on the blog, and they're beautiful. I said I wasn't buying any more fabric till I made a dent in my stash, but I may make an exception for this! Can't wait for June...

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Hooray for you, Kathy! I LOVE them! Will they debut at Spring Market? And will you be there? I'd love to meet you.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so happy for you. These fabrics are so yummy. I can't wait to play with them.
Congratulations, dear friend.

lindacreates said...

CONGRATULATIONS! They are beautiful.
Will they be for sale at stores or through you? Gorgeous.

Fulvia said...

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy! Well done!

norma said...

How exciting to have your work and name on a line of fabric. You must be flying high. It's a wonderful, fun looking collection and so YOU. Congratulations!

kathy york said...

Linda,
The fabrics will only be available through stores (in June). You would have to call or visit the store and ask if they sell fabrics by Clothworks, and if they are carrying my line, Urban Landscapes. Or you could call now, when they are placing their orders to make sure they get some!! :) Just thinking ahead!

Karen said...

WOW... Gal, you are one, Hot QUILTER! Magazine Covers, Blogs, E-zines, interviews. Breath it all in and enjoy it! Can't wait for my workshop next weekend! - Karen Alexander
www.karenquiltslife.blogspot.com

Vivien said...

How well deserved and exciting. Congratulations! I'll bet this is tons of fun. I hope you're keeping some sort of journal about all these great experiences.