Color Play Friday – Poppy

Happy, Happy Friday everyone!!  Welcome to the first Friday in March and the first edition of #colorplayfriday in March.  I can’t tell you how excited I am to see that we are getting closer to Spring.  It’s light out when I go to work AND come home!

On top of all this lovely daylight it is also the beginning of all the fresh fun colors for Spring.  Bring on the pinks, teals, lime greens and yellows!!  Let the cheery fabrics be set free in your sewing world.  Embrace color.

Ok, maybe I’m going a little overboard on the Spring cheer but this weeks picture and color palette I have joined with it just makes me so happy.  For the first time I am dying to create something with my fabric choice.

I think I’ll call this my “Homage to Allison Glass” and her newest line of Sunprints.  I love the prints she came out with and her choice of colors are just so lovely.  She does a fabulous job of joining the colors together in the smaller prints.  The flowery prints are my favorite.  Sadly I have one of everything in my stash just waiting to be made into something breathtaking.

I hope this weeks pics make you just as happy as they made me.

CPF Poppy 3.4.16 (1)

Fabric Palette Info:

 

Sun Prints 2016 by Allison Glass for Andover

The Nitty Gritty:

If you would like to join all us lovely ladies in Color Play Friday hop on over toTrina at InAnOtterLife or Lorinda of LaurelPoppyandPine to get the scoop on how to play along.  You won’t regret it.

Supporting Cast:

Steph of Shimmy and More

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts

Yvonne from That’s Sew Creative

Color Play Friday – NYC

It’s Friday! It’s Friday!  Another day to play with fabric and colors.  I had some fun this time with the bright colors within this photo.  As with all the #colorplayfriday pictures there are always options of palettes to work with.

This week I decided to go more bold than I have the in the past couple weeks.  I tried to stay a little more primary in the color choices.  I’m not sure if I had more fun picking the bright colors or the fun fabrics to go with it.

I am in love with the fishy fabric I found on Hawthorne Threads.  It’s just so darn adorable.  I don’t know how I don’t go broke looking at all the fabric every week that I always think I “have to have”.  Fortunately some self restraint kicks in somewhere. Yes, I have my own quilt shop stocked full of fabrics of love but I still find fabric I don’t have that I love.

The yellow gold with red flowers are probably my second favorite and I’m not a flowery type of girl.  Lately I have been becoming more drawn to what I would call a modern retro fabric like the yellow piece.  Fabrics by Denyse Schmidt and Another Point of View have a certain charm with their bold colors and vintage print.

On top of all this talk about bright color and fabric fun I can’t not talk about the fact that this is a picture of New York City.  This is one of my top 10 places that I want to visit. Some day I’ll get to see the big city and all it’s crazy chaos.  I think I’d fit right in!

Enough talk and let’s get to the fun part.  Here is my selection of color and fabric for this weeks Color Play Friday.

Color Play Friday NYC 2.26.16

Fabric Palette Info:

Enchanted by Alisse Courter for Camelot

La Vie Boheme by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake

Dryad by Shannon Brinkley for Fabri-Quilt

Skipping Stones by Anna Maria Horner for Westminster

Fresh Catch by Hawthorne Threads

 

The Nitty Gritty:

If you would like to join all us lovely ladies in Color Play Friday hop on over toTrina at InAnOtterLife or Lorinda of LaurelPoppyandPine to get the scoop on how to play along.  You won’t regret it.

Supporting Cast:

Steph of Shimmy and More

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts

Bethany from Not So Perfect

Yvonne from That’s Sew Creative

Color Play Friday – Skywalker Horse

Hello, Friday! I thought you would never get here.  It’s been a rough week coming back from the family trip and jumping right back into work.  We had such a great time and beautiful weather so I can’t complain.

#Colorplayfriday is such a fun thing to do every week and I look forward to the challenge of creating new color schemes every week.  If you would like to join us in the fun check out the Nitty Gritty section for more details on how to get involved.

Now that I am back into my groove it was time to work on giving Skywalker the horse a fabric and color palette as adorable as he is.  I swear he looks like he’s saying “Can I have a treat? I’m really, really cute.”  This picture just makes me smile every time I look at it.

My color choices this week are very soft.  I started with the pale blue and it just inspired me to keep everything light.  It was somewhat a challenge to get all soft colors from this picture due to Skywalker’s chocolaty coat and the grassy knoll but I got it to work out.

The white may have been a “cheater” piece for me but I just couldn’t ruin my soft colors with throwing in anything else.  I had fun with the challenge I put on myself this week working with this palette.

Without further ado. Introducing the wonderful, magical “Skywalker” and his lovely palette of colors and fabric.

Color Play Skywalker 2.19.16

Fabric Palette Info:

Wonderland by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake

Moonshadow by Kim Schaefer for Andover

Cat Lady by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel

Curiosities by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics

Quilters Pearl by Stof Fabrics

The Nitty Gritty:

If you would like to join all us lovely ladies in Color Play Friday hop on over toTrina at InAnOtterLife or Lorinda of LaurelPoppyandPine to get the scoop on how to play along.  You won’t regret it.

Supporting Cast:

Steph of Shimmy and More

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts

Bethany from Not So Perfect

Yvonne from That’s Sew Creative

 

Color Play Friday – Hydrangea

Welcome back to Color Play Friday! I have to admit I have not had the time I would like to do #colorplayfriday this week.  Life gets a little crazy and I may have just a bit much on my plate these days.

I love the picture Lorinda chose for the week.  It is the epitome of Washington.  I am a born and raised Washingtonian and very proud of it.  I love that we can go from seeing the beautiful Puget Sound to being up in the Mountains in the matter of hours.

When trying to chose my color palette I attempt to capture a piece of every part of the picture.  I will admit that I tried using the rust color from the structure and just couldn’t find a fabric I liked to go with is so I started over on a color choice and found the almond/cream color.

Color Play Hydrangea

Here are the fabrics I chose:

True Colors by Joel Dewberry for Westminster

Simply Colorful by V & Co for Moda

Mochi by Rashida Coleman-Hale For Cotton + Steel

Aria by Kate Spain for Moda

Honeymoon by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel

The Nitty Gritty:

If you would like to join all us lovely ladies in Color Play Friday hop on over to Trina at InAnOtterLife or Lorinda of LaurelPoppyandPine to get the scoop on how to play along.  You won’t regret it.

Supporting Cast:

Steph of Shimmy and More

Sarah of Sarah Goer Quilts

 

Color Play Friday – Crabpot

Welcome to Color Play Friday!

Our group of players are Lorinda -from Laurel, Poppy and Pine, Trina (my internet elf) from In An Otter Life, Steph of Shimmy and More, and Yvonne from Quilty Dream.

So this weeks #colorplayfriday was one of Trina’s pictures from her first date with Nathan.  We definitely have more color choices this time compared to last weeks.  I love color so this makes my happy.  I am really glad I joined this group.  Being forced to work with colors and palettes I’m not used to is really teaching me to stretch how I see color. This is a great skill building experience.

Trina couldn’t go wrong with her choice of pics this time.  It just makes me hungry looking at it.  Yummy buttery corn.  Hot, steamed mussels and crab.  Juicy kielbasa.  Now I need a trip to the Crab Pot.

The fabric palette makes it even more fun.  Who doesn’t love little pink hearts?  I could almost even see making a quilt with these colors.  I went with a bold rich palette to do this picture justice.

Here is my palette for the week.

Crabpot Seattle 1.29.16

 

 

My fabric choices are as follows:

Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery

Pretty Potent Flannel by Anna Maria Horner for Westminster

Ex Libre by Allison Glass for Andover

Woodland Clearing by Liesel Gibson for Kaufman

A Path Knit in Certainty by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery

Color Play Friday: Jetty Sunset

Welcome to Color Play Friday!  I couldn’t resist joining the fun with Lorinda Davis of LaurelPoppyandPine , Trina Seagraves of In an Otter Life, Sarah Goer of Sarah Goer Quilts, and Yvonne of Quilty Dream.  Each week a picture is chosen and we create a palette to go with it.  This gives us the fun to play with color and match fabric.  What better way to stretch our minds and views of fabric?

So I jumped into this challenge and started with deciding the flat color palette.  Mind you I am learning all new computer tricks and techniques while doing this.  I have to give props to my “internet elf” Trina who has the most patience teaching me how to do all these posts, links and so forth.  I’m sure I’m keeping her entertained as I ask the simplest of questions with lots of ???? included in our conversations.

Once I learned how to change the color of the boxes for the palette (which was way easier than imagined, thank goodness) I got to move on to the fun part.  Playing with fabric online.  While I still am a person who likes to touch and feel fabric when I “shop” for a project I found great joy in just surfing pages of fabric pics.  Yes, I truly have an addiction and no I don’t want to cured.  So I surfed and shopped my own store first (of course) but then moved on to other online stores I might possibly frequent.  Because let’s be honest. I can’t have it all as much as I would like to.

So without further ado……Tada!! My first Color Play Friday.

Color Friday 1.22.16

Fabrics I chose:

Mendocino By Heather Ross for Windham (Coming in March)

Carkai by Carolyn Freidlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Good Company by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics

Forest Frolic by Timeless Treasures

Ever After by Deb Strain for Moda