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INDIGO & ASTER by BARI J.

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Indigo & Aster

brings together animal friends crowned in blooming orals & multi-cultural inspired designs.

Deep blue, pink & green highlight a painterly foliage balanced by geometric & animal prints.


“Color is of the utmost importance in design.”

I was born and raised in Chicago, but decided to move to Scottsdale, Arizona with my two teenage daughters: Anna and Emily, and my husband Kevin to stay closer to my family. I have been passionate about design for as long as I can remember. As a child, my mother would paint and craft, so it was only a natural progression that I would inherit her love of crafting. I began crafting and creating jewelry, but when I first learned to sew I knew I had found my passion. I was hooked on it. That obsession is what inspired my own handmade handbag business and my first book: Inspired to Sew. My style is rather eclectic, and has grown over the years into what you see today. While I love vintage and soft designs, I am constantly drawn to color and bold prints which are very modern, as well as mixing the two for surprising combinations. I don’t hold back when it comes to mixing fabric prints and colors. The world around me inspires me…. I look at photos and imagine faraway pla-ces. I see a color and that inspires a whole collection. I am a color junkie. It was my love for fabric that got me back into graphic design and specifically textile design. In 2009, I created my first fabric line, Full Bloom. Since then, additional lines proceeded. Due to their popularity, they were featured in magazines including Accessories, Romantic Homes, Quilts and More, Studios, Belle Armoire, and many more.


Q &A

Bari

J.

“...I KNEW I WANTED A PINEAPPLE BLOCK, BUT THEN BLAIR HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK.” 1. Hey, Bari! It’s great to have you back for another interview! Can you tell us all about your new collection Indigo & Aster? Indigo and Aster’s main inspiration was animals. I had been painting the animal portraits for the past 2 years or so, and they simply had to make their way onto fabric. So they were the starting place for this line. From there the other prints were created to enhance that theme. 2. Some time ago, you created tons of cute animal paintings for your hashtag #100daysofbirdsandcritters on instagram. How did you decide that you wanted these cute paintings on fabric? So many of my followers requested them that I had to find a way to put them on fabric. I hadn’t envisioned it at first. But once I started getting requests, I decided to put some thought into it.

3. What do you imagine people making with your critters from the “Radiant Menagerie panel”? I imagine bunting, crib bumpers, dresses and skirts, soft children’s books, pillows, quilts. They’re so fun to just cut out and feature one by one or all in a row. One thing I’m dying to see is a little play tablecloth for tea parties! 4. Everyone knows that you’re a huge advocate for mixing leopard print with everything! What’s your advice to makers that aren’t sure how to use this stylish print? Experiment. Mixing and matching takes practice if it’s not your first instinct. Mix smaller prints with larger prints and play with the contrast. Take a color from one print and mix it with a contrasting print of a different scale. It’s all about the contrast and then similarities that bring collections together. 5. We recently saw that Jane Fonda wore one of your prints in the hit Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. Congrats! What prints from Indigo & Aster would you love to see Jane wearing in the next episodes? The main floral and of course the leopard print! 6. Now, let’s talk quilts! Can you tell us all about the “Florasion” free quilt pattern? It’s adorable! My friend Blair from Wise Craft designed the quilt. I knew I wanted a pineapple block, but then Blair hit it out of the park.


I LOVE this design! I wanted each of the animals featured. I think it’s going to be a great quilt for kids!

The easiest was the scallop print. That one I did on paper in watercolor first and had a very clear idea of what it should look like.

7. You recently hosted an amazing sew along with Melanie from Southern Charm Quilts. What other fun events do you have in mind to inspire makers to mix and match Indigo & Aster with your other collections? I’m thinking of doing a contest with the animal panel… I’d love to see what you all come up with.

10. Now, for the toughest question! If you had to choose your top 3 favorite prints from Indigo & Aster and sew with them for the rest of your life, which ones would they be and why? The main floral with the black background, the traditionally colored leopard print and the pink scallop because I feel like these can be mixed and matched over and over and I’d never tire of them.

8. Everyone knows you’re a huge fan of maximalist home decor! How have you incorporated Indigo & Aster in your home? I’ve created a lot of pillows with the floral and obviously mixed with the leopard print. I recently redecorated our guest room with it. 9. This collection is filled with prints in a variety of styles and scales. What was the most challenging print to make and which one was the easiest? The animal panel was definitely the hardest. I had to have a chart for each of the colors so that I could reduce the colors on each in a separate document then put them all together. It was maddening to figure out. And then when I thought it was all done it came to my attention that for the scale of the print I needed to eliminate 4 colors! I had to start all over again. Also, I think I have about 20 versions of the layout of the design.


Make it Yourself! Side Cascade Dress by Burda Style Featuring R-24800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Peasant Blouse

by Burda Style Featuring K-14804-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Tote Pattern

by Swoon Patterns Made by Project Free 2 Fly Featuring IDA-24806 & IDA-24800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Sleeve Dress

by Burda Style Featuring K-24803-1 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Made by Paola Baker

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Made by Audrey from Skirt Fixation

Made by Blair Stocker


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Made by Melissa LeRay


Make it Yourself! Flamingo

by Angel Lea Designs Made by Sarai Schuk CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

Make it Yourself! Fox

by Angel Lea Designs Made by Sarai Schuk CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Elephant

by Ric Rac Sews Made by Sarai Schuk CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Aria’s Bow Back Dress by Simple Life Made by Eleri Kaplan Featuring K-14800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Piper’s Dress

by Simple Life Featuring IDA-24807 & IDA-24808 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Made by Sarah Overton


Make it Yourself! Hostess Apron

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Make it Yourself! Quilted Jacket

by Burda Style Featuring IDA-14805, IDA-14809, IDA-24801 & IDA-24802 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Bib Dress

by Burda Style Featuring IDA-24810 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Made by Robbin Flockhart


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Brunch Time Napkins by AGF Studio Featuring IDA-24810 & K-14800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Giselle Kimono

by Violette Field Threads Made by Cassie Massolia Featuring R-24800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


The Block Corner


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Make it Yourself! Citrus Haze Block

by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Floraison Quilt

Made by Blair Stocker CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Breakfast in Bed Duvet by AGF Studio CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

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Abilene Rug

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by AGF Studio Featuring IDA-24800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!


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Made by Robbin Flockhart


Make it Yourself! Grace Dress

by Violette Field Threads Made by Ashley Cowan Featuring R-24800 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Make it Yourself! Periwinkle Dress

by Petite Stitchery Made by Alison Brorsen Featuring IDA-24800, IDA-24806 & IDA-24810 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!

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Make it Yourself! Senna Tote

by LGB Studio Made by Audrey from Skirt Fixation Featuring IDA-14802 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Make it Yourself! Ava’s Pleated Dress by Simple Life Made by Abbey Button Featuring IDA-14801 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


Made by Bari J.


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Made by Bari J.


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Made by Katie Skoog


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Made by Jona Giammalva

Make it Yourself! Sunny Scallop Dress

Made by Jona Giammalva Featuring IDA-24802 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Boho Wall Hanging

Made by Bari J. Featuring IDA-24800 CLICK TO SEE THE FREE TUTORIAL!

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Make it Yourself! Good Fortune Pillows by AGF Studio Featuring IDA-14804 & IDA-24804 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN!


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Flying Colors Quilt

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Make it Yourself! Fussy Cut Login Cabin Block by AGF Studio CLICK TO WATCH THE FREE TUTORIAL! BUY THE FABRICS


INDIGO’S ILLU

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IDA-14805 TREASURE SPLENDOUR

ANIM

IDA-24800 LA FLORAISON DIM

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IDA-24805 TREASURE SPLENDOUR

ANIM

ASTER’S ALLU

IDA-14800 LA FLORAISON LIT


IDA-14801 LIAGE ESCAPE LAPIS

IDA-14802 GRAND OPULENCE BLEU

IDA-14803 BONHEUR FRESH

IDA-14804 GOOD FORTUNES ROYAL

IDA-14806 MALIA EXOTICA OASIS

IDA-14807 COURBÉ IKAT SKY

IDA-14808 MAXIMAL BRODERIE COOL

IDA-14809 LUSH BOUQUET

IDA-24802 GRAND OPULENCE CITRUS

IDA-24803 BONHEUR SWEET

IDA-24804 GOOD FORTUNES CERISE

IDA-24807 COURBÉ IKAT ROSE

IDA-24808 MAXIMAL BRODERIE

IDA-24810 RADIANT MENAGERIE

IDA-24801 OLIAGE ESCAPE VERT

IDA-24806 MALIA EXOTICA SAND


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In 2004, our desire to bring a chic and modern perspective to the quilting idustry is what inspired us to start Art Gallery Fabrics. Since then creativity, beauty, and design have been our passions. And to this day, they have not changed. When it comes to designing a collection we always keep originality and uniqueness on the top of our list. We have the pleasure of working with a talented design team who creates enticing color palettes and artful, intricate prints that make our collections one of a kind. Art Gallery designs fabrics that keep up with ongoing trends and at the same time it encourages our customers to use new colors and patterns so they venture out of their usual comfort zone. Designs that evoke style with a statement of color. A quality that sets us apart. Art Gallery Fabrics! 100% PIMA COTTON

44-45" WIDE (114 cm)

95% PIMA COTTON & 5% SPANDEX 100% PIMA COTTON

58/60" (152 cm)

52/53" (133 cm)

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Indigo & Aster by Bari J.  
Indigo & Aster by Bari J.