Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cotton + Steel Collection: Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale


We hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today, we are featuring Rashida Coleman-Hale of I Heart Linen's new Moonlit Collection for Cotton + Steel. Rashida is a well-known blogger and fabric designer who has been in the quilt scene for some years. Moonlit is her sixth fabric collection but the first for Cotton + Steel. She's here today on the Jolly Jabber to chat about her inspirations and collection. 

Q: Tell us about your collection. What were you inspired by?
A: My collections typically have a Japanese influence, but I decided to step outside of my comfort zone a bit and explore a little. My collection, Moonlit, drew inspiration from a Summer night in Little Italy. I truly enjoy a warm Summer evening out in Manhattan. A candlelit dinner outside, with the twinkle of the city lights above you, pennants waving over head, sparklers and luminescence. There are many simpler, geometric prints in this group that not only support my collections, but the rest of the C+S groups as well. 



Q: What is your background in design?
A: My background is in Fashion Design, but I also spent several years doing freelance graphic design. I'm so crazy happy that I've been able to combine my two great loves of sewing and graphic design as a career. My first fabric collection was with Timeless Treasures in 2011, Moonlit makes collection number six for me! (I'm currently working on collection number eight!) 



Q: What projects do hope to see made with your collection?
A: Any and everything!! The biggest joy for me is seeing how people use my prints and I'm so intrigued by it. I truly enjoy discovering the different and fun ways that sewists interpret your collections. It's an ongoing puzzle and sometimes you don't see how two pieces fit until someone else points it out. Such an amazing thing to witness!! 


Q: How do you describe your style?
A: I'm not sure I could think of a single word to describe my style. I'm always influenced by Japanese and vintage design. I enjoy clean design, with simple motifs, bold graphics, and lots of geometric shapes. Taking traditional Japanese motifs and giving them a little modern twist I suppose.  



Q: What does Cotton +Steel mean to you?
A: Cotton +Steel has been life changing and reinvigorating!  I loved designing before, but I'm drunk in love with it now. I've made life long friends that I always look forward to working with and never thought that I would make such relationships as a designer. We live such solitary lives as designers sometimes and I feel so lucky to have these ladies for inspiration, feedback, to bounce ideas off of, and to just chat with day to day.  And laugh. Lots of laughing! We each bring a different skillset to the table, and it's been so fantastic learning from each of them the wealth of knowledge they have to offer, as well as learning about myself as a designer and a person. I'm grateful. 


SURPRISE! RJR and Cotton+Steel have graciously donated fat quarter bundles for us to giveaway! Today, we are giving away Rashida Coleman-Hale's Moonlit Fat Quarter Bundle to one lucky winner. Just enter the giveaway through Rafflecopter below! The more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win.

94 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Love this collection! Thanks for the chance.

SarahZ said...

Love Love Love this!!!

Tiara said...

I always love her color palette so much!

sophie said...

another amazing collection by Cotton&Steel! rashida is sch a talented lady!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Rashida is incredible, I loved reading about her inspiration and I just adore this line! I could gush over the matches print all day!

Billy'sgirl said...

Love the colors and prints. Inspired!

Marly said...

Lovely fabrics, and so interesting reading about the designer and her inspiration.

Erica said...

Love this collection - I placed an order for my favourite prints from this line.

Tana said...

This is my absolute favorite of the cotton steel collections!

Terri said...

Love love love this collection! I also love hearing the story behind these fabrics, and seeing your mood board. Congrats Rashida!

Weatherbee ;) said...

I love the fabrics! So pretty. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Micah said...

Love this collection! Thanks for the chances to win it!

Melissa said...

I love the range of colors she chose for this collection!

Nancy said...

Love all the fabrics in this new line. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sarina said...

Love the matchsticks and the butterflies!

Jacklynn said...

I love the navy prints in the collection. Thanks for the give away!

knottygnome said...

i adore all of the geometric small scale prints

Barbe said...

i love the colors and the butterflies

Danielle said...

I love the colors in this collection!

sskcraftshop @ Hooks, Needles and Brushes said...

Love her collection!

Amanda J said...

I love geometric patterns - so the Arrows and Hexies really grab my attention. Really love butterflies too! Moonlit is magic!

Crafty Coffin said...

I love the butterflies! They are my fave of all the C+S prints

Tori said...

I really love the colors in this one.

StarSpry said...

I love the colors and simple designs in this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

AngieSewTherapy said...

I see a black print pipping against a 2" aqua border and maybe a tan border outside calm the excitement down. And use allot of tan on the inside. Go back to the black print for the binding to make one more pop. Oh I think I need this collection!

selleck said...

I like her choice of colors.

Kristi said...

Great colors! Love this!

Country Girl said...

So much beautiful fabric and only so many hours in the day! Love it!

Melissa Boo said...

Thank you for this opportunity.

I love the colors in this collection.

Veronika B. said...

I love this collection, this fabric would be great to make a bag and another bag and ...

Jill Trentacost said...

Beautiful! hope i win!

Jeanmarie said...

I love the butterflies and the matchsticks!!

Marti Taylor said...

I really like how the collection is feminine yet includes the depth of navy with the fun of the geometric shapes.

Samantha said...

I love the geometric shapes...

[erin] said...

Love everything about this line, down to its name! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Jackie said...

Love these fabrics...feel global yet has a nice "local" feel. Thanks!

My heart is here said...

I love it´s summerish colors!
Jenna

Karen Thurn said...

This collection reminds me of summer. I love the butterflies and the colors and how well they all play together. kthurn@bektel.com

petoskystone said...

I love the way the butterflies & geometric shapes are combined in Moonlight.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I love the colors and the graphic nature of the prints! Definitely up my alley!

Kris said...

What fun fabrics! Would love to make something fun from them!

Emily Kim said...

The navy just makes these bright colors POP! Love it!

GO STARS! said...

I love the dark colors. You don't see that deep dark shade in many collections. And the corresponding lights are just right - not too bright.

Jodie said...

I love the colors and also the butterfly print...and the matchsticks.

Tana said...

I love the adorable japanese inspired geometric prints. This is definitely a tie for my favorite collection.

Rosa said...

Love,love.Fabulous!!

Steve said...

These colors and prints are just beautiful.

Heather O said...

I think of all five collecctions, this one is the most vibrant in color, which makes it so lovely

Allison Sews said...

EVERYTHING! The butterflies, the match sticks, all of it.

Jeanne Gwin said...

The way all the colors blend together so well.

ThirdMargaret said...

Rashida used some great color!

Sara said...

I love the butterflies!

Pam said...

Am loving the collections from Cotton + Steel, especially the great array of basics! I love the matchsticks from Rashida.

Lisa said...

I love it all but the matchsticks remind me of camping as a kid! Oh, I hope you draw my name!

Karen said...

I love all the small prints.

Anita said...

I love the graphic prints. Especially the grid and the arrows.

Doris said...

Lovely colours to work with.

GranChris said...

I like the butterflies.

Verona said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to play with these fabrics

valerie boudier said...

Beautiful colours, I love the butterflies valerie.boudier@ntlworld.com

Kelly Wilson said...

The Tangram prints and the rich colors of the entire collection. Thanks! notwendy gmail

Gill said...

I love the variety of prints !

Emerauld said...

The basics have such movement! Love the asymmetry and great colors

Colette Whelan said...

Love this line!

Rita McCart said...

I follow your blog and on facebook. I love the colors and the small print fabrics.These would make a great old fashioned star quilt. :)

barbara woods said...

beautiful fabric, thanks

Margaret said...

I love the butterflys.

Ali K said...

I like the matchstick print.

Anonymous said...

I love the butterflies!
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Asheligh said...

I love the boldness of the colors!

bridge said...

So pretty!!! Fun quilting projects

OhioLori said...

Love the colors!! & specially looove the butterflies!! :)

Kaylee said...

I love how Rashida always have this slight Asian influence to her designs, but they're still totally modern and fresh.

Melissa said...

I love anything by Rashida! Her line is so appealing because of its so youthful and fresh.

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I love the shapes!

Karrie S said...

I'm loving the bright colors!

Lynn McIndoe said...

I love the way the fabrics all look together. The butterflies are very sweet.

Laura Fedewa said...

Loving the deep colors in this collection!! Plus I love butterflies :)

Katy Emanuel said...

Gorgeous. I love the bright colours.

Debbie said...

I love butterflys!!!

Rachael Wendling said...

I love these beautiful colors. They would be perfect for some fall pieces I want to make!

Paloma said...

I love that Rashida doesn't shy away from darker bolder prints. I love they way the colors pop against the blacks and blues.

KrisD said...

I love the geometric shapes in this collection

Laura said...

The butterflies are my fav!

Brynn said...

I love the colors, and my daughter love the butterflies :)

Anonymous said...

love the colors

Kim Sees said...

COLORS!!!!!

Laura said...

The colors are so pretty! I love it!

Nana (Mom/Kathy etc.) said...

Amazing line! Love them all.

pkmegs said...

The shapes that are in this collection.

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

Love the colors!

epban said...

Another winning collection, Rashida!

Mikki Lawrence said...

I love the colors!

AngieSue said...

Navy Blue + Pink!