Radiance by Robert Kaufman

Have you happened upon Radiance yet?  I mentioned it when I came back from Market, and have enjoyed petting this bundle, from Jackie, since it arrived last week –

Yum!  I love the sheen and smooth texture.  And with a 1/2 yard of each color, the options are many!  Radiance is 55% cotton and 45% silk and available in 50 beautiful colors.

I have visions of an entire quilt made with these (imagine a paper pieced quilt!).  It will be amazing, and I can’t wait to get to it!

Meanwhile, I was browsing online and found this coat.

Source: ideeli.com via Amy on Pinterest

I would love to make a trench and embellish a panel or two.   I looked around for a pattern and found a couple that I could see altering –

Trench Pattern OptionsVogue, Butterick, Indygo Junction, Simplicity

Are you inspired yet?  I have a few new ideas just writing this post!

Radiance is beautiful, and with the cotton to stabilize the silk, it doesn’t stretch as you sew, and a few pins will help keep it from sliding off itself as you sew.  Quilts, apparel, home decor – sew it all!

Check in with Jackie for your own bundle of Radiance, I can’t wait to see more of it popping up online.


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PS – How did December get here so fast!?

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:29+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Inspiration|14 Comments


  1. Kelly Jackson December 1, 2011 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Yes I’m inspired…and another really good thing about altering a coat is when you are finished with it…you have a good section of a quilt all ready to go :)

    These are the sorts of things I thought I’d see at Market…people wearing their creations…and I don’t see very many. I love the idea.


  2. Laura December 1, 2011 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Looks amazing! Giveaway, giveaway!!!

  3. Jean December 1, 2011 at 5:58 am - Reply

    OOH! That fabric is GORGEOUS! Like you, I’d like to pet it, too! I love the depth of the color and that while it’s a solid, it’s not solid (due to the sheen). Makes sense?

    I can so see that coat… I say go for it!

  4. Denny December 1, 2011 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Great idea!

  5. Joyce December 1, 2011 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I LOVE Radiance by Kaufmann!! I use it when I do whole cloth quilting and with trapunto. A friend uses it to make dreamy nighties/sleepwear. It handles well and is washable and it definitely has a ‘wow factor’ going for it!


  6. Jacque December 1, 2011 at 8:29 am - Reply

    It does look beautiful…there’s no LQS here, so I may have to fall off the wagon and order some! LOL

  7. Queenie December 1, 2011 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Radiance looks quite yummy, no wonder there has been much petting… Silk is a fabooo fabric to handle. The Silk/Cotton combination sounds perfect for quilters of almost all levels. I sure hope you make the trench coat, it will be stunning.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  8. Heidi December 1, 2011 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I cried when I saw the date today. What happened to the year?

  9. Christie, Describe Happy December 1, 2011 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Yes, I am very inspired! I just made a tote with some quilting and patch work and could certainly see extending to my next non-quilt item like clothing. And that cotton silk looks practically smooth as a … well you know :)

  10. Beth December 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Oh, how pretty! I have throw pillows and a fun skirt in mind (now way I could tackle an entire trench coat!!) Can’t wait to see what your creative mind does with that fabulous stack! Smiles~Beth P.S. I am not sure!! December definately snuck up on me too!

  11. Karen December 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Thank you for adding yet another thing to my wish list! Radiance looks lovely. I can only imagine how soft it must feel.

  12. Candy December 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Guess what I ordered today???? ;-)
    Yup, 25 yards of PFD Radiance!

  13. Jackie December 2, 2011 at 4:53 am - Reply

    So glad you love yours and can’t wait to see it in that project of yours!

  14. Claire Jain December 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Ok, that fabric looks awesome. I want some.

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