Color Palette – Ribbons

I was happy to hear that Brandi was offering to continue with the color palettes as a weekly post on Friday. Today’s theme is ribbons and trims.

photo from Martha Stewart

I have been slowly building my stash of ribbons and trims, so I went surfing to find a picture of ribbons and trims that spoke to me. I probably wouldn’t make one bag or quilt with all of these shades of pink, but it goes well with many other colors, especially black and gray, so any of these ribbons would make a great accent. I also love the variety of ribbons that are featured, satin, organdy, taffeta, picot-edge (my favorite), velvet (my second favorite), wire, grosgrain, metallic, and more.

I know, some girls refuse to like pink, but I like it, so this palette was fun to play with!

I Splurged!

Last week, Jona posted about these lovely Renaissance Ribbons she was carrying in her shop.

I had to have some of those lace and velvet trims – so delicate and lovely! No plans for them yet but I was inspired by the vintage look and the different color combinations, from a feminine and girly day bag to a little darker side for an evening bag.

I also needed to have some of Jennifer’s new So St Croix fabrics. I might make these into a summer purse or clutch because they remind me of a resort town or the beach. My mom recently gave me a newspaper article saying that turquoise is the color of 2010, so this is right in line with the fashion psychics.

I have been resisting buying any Nicey Jane fabrics, until I visited Randi’s shop last week. She has a great selection, including bundles I always love.

The colors in the jelly roll make me think of kitchen linens, like patchwork placemats. Those one-yard cuts in the foreground feel like they would look great as the lining of a purse, with a solid for the outside.

Finally, I picked up a couple fabrics from Patty Young’s fabulous new collection, definitely destined for a summer purse or party clutch. Ah yes, more turquoise!

I haven’t been fabric shopping too much over the past couple months, so I guess I made up for that last week!