Pacific, my second collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, has been in stores for a couple of month now, and I realize that I have yet to write about it here. Better late than never, I hope!
This collection is inspired by my love of both the Pacific NW Coast and colorful, small-scale prints for quilting. It includes a couple of my favorite prints from Rhoda Ruth in new colors and three new prints.
I love this bunny print! It's based on a spot on the Oregon Coast where, at some point, someone must have let loose a couple of domestic rabbits. At this point, there's a whole colony of bunnies and, while I'm sure it may be an annoyance for the locals, it's a delightful place to visit. What I like most about this print is the fact that it clearly features pictures of bunnies but, when it's cut up and used in patchwork, it reads more like a great texture.
If you've ever been to the Pacific NW, the raindrops probably seem like an obvious choice! Once again, I like the fact that, while the print is a picture of something, it also reads as a simple texture when it's cut and pieced.
Anemone is meant to be a graphic, stylized representation of the kind of life you would find in a tidepool (but I don't mind if you think it looks more like comic book explosions!).
Pacific includes two colorways, Warm and Cool (or, if you prefer, Land and Sea). The Warm/Land colorway includes the colors of the forest and the sunset. The Cool/Sea colorway includes the colors of the ocean and the cloudy sky.
Pacific is available in precut fat quarter bundles, 2-1/2" roll-ups, 10" squares, and 5" charm squares. You can read more about it and/or find out about wholesale ordering on Robert Kaufman's site. The precuts all include coordinates from Rhoda Ruth and Kona Solids.
When you look at the selvages on this fabric, you'll probably notice that only the new prints (bunnies, raindrops, and anemones) say "Pacific" and that the prints that are the same prints from Rhoda Ruth in new colors say "Rhoda Ruth." This is because Robert Kaufman keeps the original collection name for all prints, even when they're reused in other collections or printed in new colors. This is different than how many other manufacturers do things, so it might seem a little confusing! In general, Rhoda Ruth and Pacific are meant to work together and the fabrics pictured in the bundles above are what I used for the Pacific collection projects.
My Kona Solids coordinates for Pacific are: Peach, Mango, Carrot, Cedar, Daffodil, Wasabi, Pickle, Moss, Sweet Pea, Seafoam, Sage, Ultramarine, Cloud, Sky, Fog, Astral, Delft, Windsor, Storm, and Charcoal.
My Woven quilt (shown here in the Cool/Sea colorway) is based on the Woven print from Rhoda Ruth and can be downloaded free on Robert Kaufman's site.
I hope you enjoy working with Pacific!