Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Orange+ Marmalade



Orange marmalade available here

If you are one of the fans of How About Orange, then you know that Jessica Jones has a new line of fabric called Outside Oslo. And if you have not yet read her blog, you definitely should check it out, if for no other reason than the funny "comment" conversations between Jessica and her mother, Grandma G! But besides that, Jess posts some really great links and free downloads (like this one) that I wouldn't find otherwise.

ETA: Check out Jessica's post from today. I'm not even joking. Talk about some DIY orangey-goodness! Click over there right now. But do NOT forget to come back here!
She has designed a lot of really fabulous fabric in the past  (check them all out here). Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio recently used it to spruce up her sewing room, and check out my mouse pad and scrap bucket.

I use this bag all the time. 

Jessica's designs are classic and modern at the same time, clean lines with kind of a retro feel, and the fabric is home dec weight, so it's perfect for bags, pillows, all kinds of projects where you need a little extra body to your fabric.

So I have been anxiously waiting for Outside Oslo. Because I'm fortunate enough to be good friends with Grandma G, these arrived in my mailbox last week.

It briefly crossed my mind to frame this one. I know some of you are thinking, "Seriously??" Um, yes.
It was the wrong time of day to photograph and I couldn't get the color correct.The fabric is more like this (I know. The color is really off on my picture.)


So instead of framing my precious selvage, I'll probably incorporate it into a cool bag, maybe like this one, because the weight of this fabric would be perfect.

And Tammy is now carrying it at Marmalade Fabrics! In both colorways, Dawn and Dusk.

But I couldn't decide which I liked the best. I love the tulip and frond designs in the Dawn colorway:

But I'm also currently having a crush on grey and yellow together, from the Dusk colorway:

So I'm just getting some of everything!

And now you get the connection between Orange and Marmalade, right?

6 comments:

  1. Wow! Thanks for the shout-out... for both of us! :)

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  2. I'd totally frame it! Pretty fabrics. I like the tulip design.

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  3. OMG, how is this fabric, designer and blog not on my radar???? I have been searching for the perfect fabric to make my 241 bag pattern by Anna and THIS IS IT!!! So long to my pledge of not buying any more fabric in May. I love my enabling friends, thanks for this post!!!

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  4. I love Jessica's fabric!! And you have a signed selvage!! You must live right!! Miss Luella (ostiebug@yahoo.com)

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  5. I love this designer, and blogger, too. I just spent about 30 minutes clicking on her links about the tapes, and deciding which ones to add to my craft closet (like I need another thing to add to my craft closet. . .) I'd frame that selvage--or else stitch into a prominence on a bag or a pillow--how fab for you to get that!

    Elizabeth E.

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  6. Sounds like I need to read Jessica's blog! I like the graphic nature of her designs and flat colors, making them seem very easy and versatile to work with. How cool to actually have a signed selvage! Never thought of that, but it's a great idea to see if my favorite designer would sign one for me. I love orange marmalade, so now I have a new craving!

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