Monday, October 08, 2007

Step One Is Admitting You Are Powerless

Put me in front of Amy Butler's Belle fabrics and I become a blithering idiot. They're just all too much...a mere glance turns me into a big blob of drooling, fabric-coveting stupidity. And ask me to choose between the colorways or pick one or two favorites? Completely impossible. I want...no..I NEED them ALL.

I had successfully resisted with the exception of snagging a couple of yards of the Kashmir several months ago,but last weekend I took a quick, offhand detour into a local quilt shop and found myself unable to exit without some of the Gothic Rose print in burgundy in hand. Nevermind that I completely didn't need more fabric, and that I had no idea what I would do with it. IT HAD TO BE MINE, and I spent all of last week admiring it there on my worktable, trying to decide if I should eat it or sew it up into something.

And then, finding myself with a bit of free time this weekend and having been long-ago inspired by my pal Knit-Whit and the awesome pillowcases she makes, I decided that whipping up my own pair of pillowcases would be the perfect project for my new acquisition:

I have queen size pillows and it drives me absolutely nuts that most of my current pillowcases are a bit too short so I made sure to generously size these, with a cuff from Michael Miller's Mirror Ball Dot for a little pattern contrast.
But there's one slight problem.
As you may know, I've been pondering on a plan for our bedroom decor for a loooong time and as I looked to my newly created pillowcases for color inspiration, I felt it necessary to really take a good look at what else is available from Amy's line to coordinate.

Big Mistake.

So now I'm thinking I may have to switch to the turquoise/orange/kahki/olive colors of the Sun Glow color group and that I MUST ACQUIRE IMMEDIATELY the Oxford stripe, the Acanthus, the French Wallpaper and the Gothic Rose in that colorway and base a quilt, more bed stuff and the whole room on those colors. I'm such a sucker for orange these days. OTOH, I absofreakinloutly adore the Full Bloom AND Earth and Sky colors, too.

Sigh.

So much color deliciousness, so little ability to make a decision.
Welcome to my world.

P.S. I should also mention that the picture above does zero justice to the loveliness of this fabric. In reality, the color is much brighter and fresher looking.

Comments:
What beautiful pillowcases! I'm in love! Must not look at fabric...
 
"trying to decide if I should eat it or sew it up into something" ...BWAHAHA! That was hillarious.

Great blog :)
 
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