Color Play Friday: Downtown Savannah

Hello friends!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

You may have noticed things were a bit quiet around here last Friday. After being sick and traveling up to the mountains last week, I just never got around to posting! So today I’ll do both this week’s and last week’s pictures. 

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

First up: Raspberries

I was super excited about this picture at first, because it seemed to have all the pinks that I love so much. But as I got into it and started pulling colors out, I noticed that they all were a little ‘dusty’. Not the super-vivid colors I was hoping for, but I am still fairly happy with the pink palette I chose. I decided to add the green in there to add interest and a little bit of contrast. If I was making a project from this bundle, that green would totally be my binding!

Raspberries Palette and Bundle

Here are the fabrics for this bundle:

Ann Kelle, Remix, Circles in Hot Pink

Robert Kaufman, Spot On, Small Spots in Bubblegum

Bari J, Mille Fleur, Chandelier in Sweets

Ann Kelle, Remix, Ovals in Bright

Timeless Treasures, Sketch Basic in Berry

Hawthorne Threads, Botany, Seeds in Kale

And here’s the photo for this week!

I love this photo titled Downtown Savannah from Sarah at 123Quilt. I expected to do a brown bundle, but all the light greens, blues, and purples where the light is reflecting on the stairs and bench kept drawing me in. I decided to just go with it and work completely with those… no brown in this palette, and I love it! Downtown Savannah Palette and Bundle

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Hawthorne Threads,  Norwegian Wood, Wallflowers in Pebble

Jane Dixon, Flamingos, Striations in Grey

Jennifer Sampou, Studio Stash, Bulging Stripe in Aqua

Carolyn Friendlander, Architextures, Crosshatch in Lake

Hawthorne Threads, Norwegian Wood, Thicket in Marine

Rae Ritchie, Scallop Dot in Powder

 

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Our next photo is titled Skyline:

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Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Hydrangea Skeletons

Happy Friday, friends!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

I love this photo, but this palette is a hard one for me! Brown is certainly not my go-to color choice, but I did come up with a bundle that feels modern enough and I’m pretty pleased with.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Rifle Paper Company, Wonderland, Magic Forest in Midnight Metallic

Bonnie Christine, Hello Bear, Adventure in Bark

April Rhodes, Wanderer, Sylphs Freedom in Flower

Heather Bailey, hello LOVE, Twist and Shout in Gold

Carolyn Friedlander, Carkai, Stitches in Bone

Me + You, Indah Batiks, Prints in Olive

 

I used the Design Wall feature at Stash Fabrics to pick my fabrics this week.

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to  123 Quilt to see what Sarah came up with.

I’m so excited for next week’s photo! I reminds me of those wonderful June mornings when I can step out on my back deck and pick my breakfast right off the plant.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Paint Palette

It’s Friday, and an exciting Friday in my household. My daughter is in our local High School’s production of Guys and Dolls, and it’s opening night! Our school goes big when it comes to musicals, so I’m really looking forward to watching the show tonight. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ll see some pictures later!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

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I really liked the picture for this week and knew right away that I would do a spectrum bundle.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Heather Bailey, hello LOVE, Twist and Shout in Red

Sarah Golden, Maker Maker, Cats in Yellow

Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Fingerpainting in Green

Lizzy House, Printmaking, Brisbane in Blue

Cotton + Steel Basics, XOXO in Colbalt

Me + You, Indah Batiks, Stitch in Burgundy

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

 This week Hazel Honey is joining in… be sure to check out her bundle later today!

Here is our photo for next week:

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I hope you can join us then!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Bagpipes on Fremont Street

It’s Friday again- how does that happen so quickly?!

As I’m sure most of you are aware, QuiltCon East is currently in full swing. I’m at home, but happy to be participating in QuiltNon hosted by Julie at The Intrepid Thread. Check out her blog post for all the information!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

Here is a fun photo (taken by Sarah at 123Quilt) to end our month .

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There were so many possible color choices in this picture!  I chose to focus on the lit-up buildings in the background. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love bright, saturated colors.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Katarina Roccella, Avant Garde, Steps Above in Prism

Lizzy House, Mini Pearl Bracelets in Lemon Curd

Hawthrone Threads, Skipping Stones in Jade

Alison Glass, Insignia in Navy

Cotton + Steel Basics, XOXO in Plummy

Aneela Hoey, Stay Gold, Jenny’s Plaid in Smoke

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over 123 Quilt to see what Sarah came up with this week!

Here is our photo for next week; I hope you can join us!

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Happy Sewing, ~L

A finish this week!

Hello, friends!

I haven’t been able to share much of what I’ve been sewing lately, as I’ve been working on several quilt tops for Quilt Theory’s next pattern release.

BUT, I did finish a baby girl quilt this morning that I CAN show you!  This pattern is from Jennifer Sampou and can be purchased from her website. (I did make some changes to the background strip piecing in order to make a smaller quilt.)

Pink is one of my favorite colors, and I loved getting to pull out all of my favorite pink scraps for this project.

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I quilted this very simply by using all over wavy lines, occasionally overlapping them. The binding is Kona Bright Pink I think it frames the quilt out nicely.

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Thanks for stopping by to read this (super-short) post and checking out my latest finish. I can’t wait to show you all more of what I’ve been up to!

Happy Sewing ~L

Color Play Friday: Colorful Rocks

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

Here is this week’s photo!

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I was actually really surprised this week. After selecting colors out of this picture to work with, I was honestly expecting to have a really tough time. This is certainly not my go-to color palette!  I thought I would hate my bundle. But instead, I managed to come up with something I really love, and fairly quickly too!

Finding the two Petit Collage prints was very helpful- they had all my colors already in them! Then I found the Good Hair Day print (which I love) that had many of my focal colors as well.

Here are all the fabrics I chose:

Katarina Roccella, Imprint, Buttonballs in Gold

Petit Collage, Party Animals Organic, Sticks in White

Petit Collage, Party Animals Organic, Party Stripe in Pink

Hawthorne Threads, Coyote, Beaded in Sunrise

Kim Andersson, Good Hair Day, Up Do in Whisper

Joel Dewberry, Notting Hill, Hexagons in Canary

 

I used the Hawthorne Threads website to find all my fabrics this week. I love their search by color function! These are all non-affiliate links.

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with!

123 Quilt

Next week’s photo is Bagpipes on Fremont Street from Sarah of 123 Quilt.

Photo by Sarah Smith. Bagpipes on Fremont Street - Las Vegas, NV..jpg

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Sky

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

This is a photo of my friend Trina’s dog Sky. All the bright colors created by the amazing lighting really drew my attention.

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I originally selected a lot of colors from this picture, but the greenery and the coral of Sky’s tongue was what really stood out to me.  I would love to make a little girl’s quilt out of this bundle!

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Michael Miller Ta Dot in Moss

Lotta Jansdotter, Lucky, Etapp in Queen Olive

Lotta Jandotter, Hemma, Pojk in Citron

Designs by Dani, Vintage Daydream, Banner in Pink

Sarah Watson, Luxe in Bloom, Crystalline in Reef

Designs by Dani, Vintage Daydream, Aztec in Red

Sandi Henderson, Farmer’s Market, Apple Dot in Pink

 

I picked all of my fabrics this week using the Design Wall on Stash Fabrics website. All the links on this post are non-affiliate links. 🙂

 

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Next week’s photo is one of mine and is (very non-creatively) titled Colorful Rocks.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L