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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

2016 UFO Challenge

Hello March! Did you get your February UFO finished and turned in?  I know we had a lot of people who did.  If not, don’t worry, today is a new day and we have a new UFO for you to work on.

This months number from AllPeopleQuilt.com is 3.  So find your list and start getting that UFO done.

Number3

Remember if you want to be entered into the drawing at the store we need to see your completed project so we can sign you off.  If you do the assigned project and one of your bonus projects you get an extra entry into the drawing.

Also don’t forget we have UFO Day and UFO Night sessions for you to be able to come in and get help with your project if you need it.  Sign up now to save your seat.

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

Bonfire BOM Sister Swap

Well I have the second #BonfireBOM block done for my sister swap with Trina from In An Otter Life and Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine.   The Sister Sampler Quilts book is still one of my favorite quilt books that I am doing two different quilt projects from.  If you haven’t checked out the blog Gen X I highly recommend it.

The block this month was called Buttons.  It’s outer curve corners were not my favorite and a lot of pins were required for this project.  But the finished product is pretty so I can’t complain.  Block still needs to be trimmed but it’s ready to swap.

buttons

I am still in love with my fabrics which makes this project all the more fun.  I am using mostly fabric by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller called Rustique.  My first pieces came from a quilt shop in Portland when I was first researching opening my own quilt shop.  I was hooked and had to have more of the collection which sat and waited for the right project.  When Trina showed me the palette she and Lorinda chose for the swap I knew this fabric finally had a home.

I’m glad to have this done and can’t wait for March to come so I can do the next one.

Sew…. moving on to the next project.

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

 

Bloom Sew Along

Class is almost here and I am so excited to see how it goes.  Our lovely teacher Lori Stevens will be showing everyone how to make these adorable blocks.  We f0und this great sew along from Bee in My Bonnet creator Lori Holt.

If you are new to applique or have never done applique using sew in stabilizer this is the class for you.  It’s super easy and makes the pieces easy to work with.

While our Lori followed along choosing fabrics from Lori Holts Calico Days line. I chose to do a more modern version.  The possibilities are endless.  This project lends itself to a variety of fabric choices.

If you would like to join the club and do the Blooming Quilt Along there is still room left.  If you can’t come to class but want to make the quilt you can follow along with our blog to see what’s going on in class.  The pattern is free on the Bee in My Bonnet blog.