Saturday, September 14, 2013

one by one {1x1}

When it comes to daily doses of color-coordinated inspiration, I'm a huge fan of sites like fresh hues, design seeds, and color collective.  But sometimes it's an image itself, and not the palette it produces, that really moves me.  That's what happened when I first stumbled upon the photostream over at 10x10, finding one striking photograph,

after another,

after another.

Needless to say, the images—and what they represent—left a lasting impression.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the organization and its documentary, Girl Rising, "10x10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations."  The philosophy?  Educate girls and you will change the world.

So from time to time, I'll be compiling 10x10 colorstories and posting them to the new 1x1 tab.  My end goal is to design+sell quilts inspired by these individuals and donate the sales to the cause.  In the interim, I hope to see them resurface around the interwebs and inspire others in our little community.

Even if it's just one person at a time.

Le Challenge

p.s. Much thanks to Anne of Play Crafts for her brilliantly helpful (and increasingly intuitive!) Palette Builder.
p.p.s.  To the extent anyone has noticed my absence—there's a reason I saved this for the end, faithful reader(s?)!—I just started a new job and am erring on the side of a little less time in front of the sewing machine (...for the time being).  In the meantime, 1x1 {read:  one by one} is meant to sate some of my creative energy, and spark yours. 

I hope you find it does.  And please, spread the word.

-- Sarah


  1. What a beautiful project! Those images are amazing, and your thought process (as always) is inspired. Look forward to these colour stories :o)
    P.s. good luck with the work/sewing balance - I had been wondering where you'd disappeared to!

  2. What a great plan to make inspired quilts and raise funds for such a worthy cause.

  3. Wonderful photos and wonderful idea to help others. Thanks!

  4. Your goal is so inspirational and the project is so great! We call make a difference even it is one step at a time and one person at a time. The Dalai lama once sais : " If you think you are too small to make a difference, try slepping with a mosquito"

  5. Interesting and thought provoking. Particularly like the image and colours in the last pic.

  6. It is an amazing project! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

  7. Oh my gosh, what an amazing idea!! I love it so very much! You are so inspirational, my friend.
    And because it needs to be said, those palettes are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do with these!

  8. Good luck with your project. It really is a beautiful idea.

  9. Congrats on the new job and the great idea to make a change in the world. They are beautiful palettes.

  10. Such a wonderful idea to use such beautiful images.

  11. Gorgeous palettes. I think quilts will be beautiful in these colors. good luck with the new job.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

  12. What a fantastic idea! I love the palettes, and I love your idea of making quilts inspired by them and donating the proceeds to such a great cause. Congratulations and good luck with your new job!

  13. A really wonderful idea! I hope your enjoying your new job :)


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