Friday, July 13, 2012

Feeling Blue and White: Delft Dressing

Do you ever follow a colour pattern that you don't recognize till a few days later?

During my "call of the mall" expedition with my daughters, I ducked in to J Crew to take advantage of their educators; discount (hurrah!) and was immediately drawn to the fitted jacket to the right. 

Its blue and white filagree pattern reminds me of china that I love:

Delft, which uses the beautiful, inky blue:


or the lighter Burleighware:


or the stunning work of ceramicist Maria Kristofferson:


I'll feel like a real dish when I wear this jacket.


Then, yesterday, when I went to Purl Soho, in search of fabric for a particular project, I ended up changing routes entirely when I saw this new Nani Iro double gauze cotton in blue and white:

To the left, to the left . . .




I plan to make a quilt, bordered in a Liberty blue/white/lavender swirl and bound by a Kaffe Fassett shot dry-mauve. Perhaps a simple muslin for the back, or one of Liberty's new quilting weight fabrics that will be introduced next week.

1 comment:

N.Scott said...

Beautiful. I'd wear a delft dress with a windmill on it any day.