Thursday, April 19, 2007

Selective Striping



I've been having a bit of a love affair with saffron yellow for a while. I'm dropping it here there and everywhere in my design work and a dash around the house and studio too.



Hey, I said saffron, where'd that pink and lilac come from!? They were hiding. I chose to nudge them out with some thoughtful pleats. That was fun, let's do it again.



Ah, yes a beach-y glass-y green. Pretty.



Peek-a-blue!

I thought of it in my sleep the other night as a clever way treat these fabrics or any nice thick stripes for that matter. It was all I could do to not hop up and light the midnight oil. Actually it was well after 2 am, what do you burn then? Probably just calories. Anyway, just join the same color stripe edge to edge and stitch hiding their non-spotlight color friends in the pleat.

I'm thinking if placed over little girl bellies, you'll know they've been fed if the colors in hiding make an appearance. Some days a material clue that we remembered to feed them would be helpful.

'kay back to work, just had to show ya.

xoxo,AM

26 comments:

  1. Too cute. I love the green & blue. So fresh & springy.

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  2. Hee hee hee... what a funny thought! My son has a belly-button that pops out when he's full! It came in quite handy when he was little--"Is the full-button popped?!" And I love the green and blue! I think I might go that direction for fabric on my outdoor furniture!
    Thanks for the prayers for VTech too--my cousin is an alumnus and has friends doing graduate work down there. I appreciate your beautiful icons. We are Roman Catholic and share similiar faiths--such beauty.

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  3. Alicia G.9:34 AM

    I'm a bit fixated on saffron myself right now. Lovely little skirts.

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  4. I never liked yellow much until I saw a forsythia bush in full bloom. That's the yellow I now love and reminds me of your yellow, AM. I have been going thru a terra-cotta with turquoise and chartreuse trio fixation myself.

    I like threes but am eternally gratefull God didn't indulge me with triplets, twins are plenty!

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  5. Love the pleats! And since I have yet to measure pleats that were even, premade stripes would totally help! And I love the idea of covering little bellies with the colorful stripes.

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  6. Come to think of it, I'm getting hooked on that yellow, too! It's such a rich lovely color to splash around. Love how you play it with the other colors! The pleats are gorgeous.

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  7. Those fabrics are lovely! Just think of the beautiful box pleated skirt you could make using the peek-a-boo folding technique!

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  8. What a super idea!! Love those fabrics and colors.

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  9. I so can't wait for these fabrics... AM- you are truely talented!

    -Jess San Diego, Ca

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  10. Oh so lovely... the yellow with the beachy blue-green... love, love, love your fabrics!

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  11. I'm so glad you shared your pleats. I love the treatment, the hidden color is such a pleasant surprise!

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  12. suneeta10:48 PM

    What a clever idea. You are so inspirational and I love to read your blog. Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to getting some of that fabric and making a skirt like that for ME!

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  13. Ooooh -- what a fun idea, a skirt, possibly part of a jumper, the hidden fabrics peeking through as active girls go running and jumping -- mmmnn, I think I need a lollipop!

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  14. Your new fabrics are beautiful.
    Me too am into yeallow these days. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we want sunshine in our life. And with all the snow we are having in Norway these days, I am really up fore some sunshine.

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  15. I am LOVING it...love the idea, the color, the print...all of it. Great job!

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  16. beautiful blog!

    www.madebygirl.com

    http://madebygirl.blogspot.com/

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  17. What an absolutely cute idea. Hmmm...curtains in the bedroom, give up hints of other colors in the spring breezes coming through the open window...love it!

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  18. Oh, how I love your color combos! The yellow is great. Never too much. And then those pleats - yea!

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  19. Lovely! Do you know some of your pictures are showing up as the box with the dreaded red "X"?

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  20. Awesome! Why is it the best ideas come to us in our sleep? I have to keep a journal next to my bed so I can go back to sleep without worrying that I'll forget. The pleats look gorgeous.
    Anna

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  21. oh, wow, I'm like...kind of in love with your blog!

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  22. You are a tricky girl...playing with the stripes.

    Your quilt looks lovey wrapped around your kids. Vivian did an awesome quilting job.

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  23. Ooooooooh!! I love that way to play with your stripes! Your fabrics look very cool that way.... Hmmm... Ideas!!

    I can't wait to get my hands on some of the line!

    ~gyl

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