Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Color Me Retro: Color Matching

Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Tuesday! I wanted to be able to provide for you all (and let's be honest, for me too) a one stop location for all things Color Me Retro.  It's due to hit stores very soon, so I wanted to make sure and get things in order before then! The "Fabric" tab up above will have information about my fabrics, links to projects, posts, videos and photos about it, and also, a list of shops that will be carrying them.  As a part of those resources I wanted to list the Art Gallery blenders, Aurifil thread colors, and DMC Embroidery Floss that match the collection.  So, without further ado, let's dive in!

Color Me Retro Florette
Color Me Retro Florette, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The first of Color Me Retro's three prints is Florette, available in three colors: Ruby, Crystal, and Sapphire.

Color Me Retro Dulcette
Color Me Retro Dulcette, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The next print is Dulcette, available in three colors: Azalea, Lobelia, and Bluestar.

Color Me Retro Kitchenette
Color Me Retro Kitchenette, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Finally, the last print, Kitchenette, is available in four colors: Raspberry, Apple, Honeydew, and Blueberry.

The following Art Gallery Pure Element Solids match: 405 Cherry Lipgloss, 406 Burnt Orange, 409 Light Citron, 416 Lemonade, 423 Appletini, 414 Dark Citron, 403 Fresh Water, 424 Mirage Blue, 415 Parisian Blue.

The following Art Gallery Oval Elements match: 929 Saffron, 928 Tangerine Tango, 909 Key Lime, 902 Green Apple, 907 Chartreuse, 920 Mist, 900 Peacock, 932 Sapphire, 916 Mood Indigo.

The following Art Gallery Nature Elements match: 117 Hibiscus, 106 Orange Peel, 116 Lemonade, 112 Green Tea, 101 Blue Light, 100 Ocean Breeze.

The following Art Gallery Floral Elements match: 524 Kiwi, 527 Lettuce, 519 Icy Blue, 508 Aqua Haze, 512 Iris.

Matching Aurifil 100% Cotton Thread - 1104, 1133, 1147, 1231, 1243, 2265, 2735, 2800, 2805

Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker
Color Me Retro, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Matching DMC Embroidery Floss Colors -  666, 740, 597, 3811, 165, 166, 825, 3837, 734, 581.



You can find photos showing the Kitchenette print from each colorway (which covers all the colors from the collection!), with color cards in the slideshow below, or in this Color Matching flickr set!

Voila! You can find LOTS of photos of Color Me Retro in this flickr set! I hope that this information is helpful for you when you're scheming your projects! Not too much longer and it will be here! :)

26 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I wish every fabric designer would do this!!! Having a list of matching fabric and thread is A-MAAAHHH-ZING!!! (You should be happy that I live far away too...otherwise I would probably run over and kiss you right now!)

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  2. You think of everything! Or was that George ;)

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  3. You are truly a wicked enabler!!!!!

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  4. Thank you so much! Not only is it a great collection, but you've taken the time to help us with coordinating solid, thread, and even embroidery floss! So many times I've wanted to buy something from a line or a pack of fat quarters and wished there was some easy way to figure out what colors went with them. This is great! Can't wait to get my hands on some.

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  5. This is awesome Jeni. Any chance you could add coordinating kona colours? Art gallery solids are a lot harder to find around here.

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  6. I can not wait for your line to become available! I NEED IT!! :D

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  7. You are so sweet! Thanks for this info... Congrats on your fabric line!

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  8. Thanks for all this! Awesome reference....

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  9. Aw so cute, Jeni! Can't wait to see this in stores!! Eep!

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  10. These are sooo cool! I am obsessed with color, especially bright colors, and these all fit my criteria! There's so many cool things to do with fabric like these, it's great!

    http://apinksunset.com

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  11. Super organised and forward thinking of you!! I was only wishing last week that this sort of information was more readily available :) thank you so much! x

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  12. I really appreciate this, and plan on putting the info to really good use :) Can't wait!

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  13. Thanks for taking the time to do all this. What a lot of help this will be :) Knowing what white to use would also be helpful (if anyone still uses white as a background) Your fabric is beautiful btw! :)

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  14. I love it when you make finding the coordinating fabrics so easy! Beautiful fabrics, they may have to join my stash when I lift my fabric buying ban :)

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  15. THANK YOU! this is so very helpful, I love that you matched the threads as well....

    Stacey

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  16. I wish designers (or bloggers) would do this for more lines. It would be soooo helpful and a great resource...and probably generate a lot of blog traffic. For example, Simply Color by V&Co and Architextures by Carolyn Friendlander...I would really like to know which Kona Cottons, Moda Bellas, Aurifil threads, Gutermann threads, Art Gallery solids, Michael Miller Cotton Coutures, etc. will match those lines.

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  17. Love these fabrics! Congratulations Jeni! Can't wait to see all the projects~!

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  18. You created some beautiful fabrics! I love how you put them all together like this to showcase the collection!

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  19. I hope you won't think it patronizing when I say it, but I am old enough to be your mother so I'll just say it, I'm so Proud! Proud! Proud! of you that you that you have designed, marketed, sold, whatever, this line of beautiful fabrics!! You go girl! You are just Great!

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  20. Wow ... I love those fabrics. My favorites are always the "blenders" and those are some beautiful blenders. I'm so glad I found you,
    Mary

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  21. Everything looks gorgeous, Jeni! I love how you gave so many matching options-- I often find I'm doing this on my own for other collections. Brilliant!

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  22. So exciting to see this post! I know it will be available very soon. Can't wait!!

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  23. I love that you posted this!! Someone else said it above but I wish all fabric lines would do this. I love your line and can't wait to see the next! Congrats on the release!

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