April showers got you down? Don’t fret; we’ve got some Rain that will do just the opposite. In 40 cheerful colors, this brand-new basic adds a big splash of fun – whether it’s sewn up on its own, or as a blender in a print collection (like in Alice Kennedy‘s new Matilda collection, or our new Woodstock group, for example)!

Some colors have already begun hitting stores, and the full range will start shipping in May. Make sure to request this collection at your local quilt shop!

Once you pick out your favorite colors, here’s an idea for your first Rain-y day project: a fab sewing machine cover! Timeless staff member Hayden used the Cover-Up pattern by Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio to make hers. The pattern gives options for three different cover styles, and is customizable to fit any machine. (And who said that only sewing machines get to have all the fun? With custom sizing and three style options, this pattern goes a long way. Next on Hayden’s list: a KitchenAid mixer cover!)

The version pictured below uses Rain-C1480 Turquoise as the main color, White for the accents, and Lemon, Poppy, Lime, Petal, and Cheddar in the pieced panel. The lining color is Black.

rain cover alone

rain cover pieced

rain cover on desk

rain cover close up

rain cover lining

What would you make with Rain? Would you sew entire projects out of it, like Hayden did, or blend it with other prints?

Have a great weekend, and happy sewing!

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