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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.

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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

Color Play Friday: Rain on the Pavement

Whew! It’s been a busy week for my family. It’s end-of-semester in our school district, which means finals week. I have two high schoolers and let me just say that finals week is ROUGH for those kids! Lot’s of studying… add in extra curriculars and my daughter being sick and it starts to feel like a bit of a whirlwind.

Speaking of whirlwinds, I have been busy in my studio working on some fun stuff for Quilt Theory. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some sneak peeks. I can’t wait til later this year when I can show you what I’ve been working on!

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 week’s photo is called Rain on the Pavement. I ran barefoot into my cul-de-sac to take this picture on a particularly rainy afternoon this winter because the reflection on the wet pavement was too cool-looking to pass up.

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My first instinct when faced with a black and grey palette is to go very modern and urban, but I decided to stretch myself this week and try for a feminine bundle with these colors.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Wee Gallery, Adventure Awaits, Mini Grid in Black

Pat Bravo, Rock in Romance, Stardust in Midnight

Cotton and Steel Basics, Add it Up in Bone

Hawthorne Threads, Forget-me-not in Sky

Lizzy House, The Whisper Palette, Heraldry in Cloud

Katarina Roccella, Lavish Bejeweled, Seal in Ink

 

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!

The following people are joining me this week:

 123 Quilt

Hazel Honey

Next week’s photo is one taken by Trina from In An Otter Life. 

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L