Monday, March 24, 2014

Half Drop repeat pattern

I am mastering this slowly, but I did want to try June's suggestion of a half drop repeat with this pattern. I removed the apron, which would cause problems on the sides, and did the repeat.  I can't say that I love it without the apron.  It's missing a little something.
Here's what I put together to submit as my main fabric and three coordinates:

Friday, March 21, 2014

nougat Jell-O?

Not too appealing, I thought, but in playing with it, I think I came up with something subtle and pretty.

and the final jell-o print I have landed on:

Nougat Palette

This is a group of colors made by adding compliments and white to the pure colors.  There are a few in there that really don't belong.  Now how am I going to use them in my Jell-O assignment??

Sunday, March 16, 2014


More jello for bolt fabric.  This time, I've gone back to watercolors and used photoshop to do the repeat.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Gah! This is hard.  Trying to turn my jello sketches into bolt fabric.  I could sit here and play with this for hours, but I won't.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

California color

Coming from Vermont in mid-winter, our eyes were used to a limited palette of white, brown, and the green of pine trees.  Though most of the week it looked mostly like this:
There was sometimes a little color to be found between the clouds (look closely for the rainbow):

These guys didn't seem to mind the rain at all:

Things are blooming in California, and when we did see color it was amazing:

I guess I was feeling a little color deprived, because I started to look for it everywhere.  There was lots to be found at Britex in San Francisco:

More color could be found in the murals and street art in The Mission in San Francisco. We hit the jackpot on 24th Street. It was hard to capture it all from a moving car, so next time, I think we'll take the tour by foot.

And when the sun finally did come out, it looked like this:

What a beautiful place to visit, and a sight for sore eyes during this very long winter.