Color Play Friday 07/01/16

Thanks for visiting me for another Color Play Friday hosted by Lorinda from Laurel Poppy and Pine and Trina from In An Otter Life. The photo for this week is a thing of beauty! You see, I’m a gear-head chick. If I could have any car, regardless of the cost, it wouldn’t be some little, fast, foreign thing. Nope, not me! I’d have to admit, I’d be torn between a ’69 Chevelle SS or a ’71 RoadRunner. *insert big cheesy grin here* Once upon a time I actually restored a few oldies including a ’67 Impala (that has less than 50k original miles!) and a ’76 Grand Prix that has a 400, 2 – 4 barrel carbs, and slicks when I bought it. It was set up for the race track when I bought it. Ok, I’ve digress enough. Let’s get back to the photo and fabric.

At first I was imanging something, like a tote or large purse, in the off white color I found on the engine (it’s the background color that the hexie’s are on) with a few rows of hexies in the other colors that I picked out of the picture with large, hand quilting details on the hexies using the same color as the background.

Then, I started looking at fabric and came up with a totally different thought.

I envisioned something done using the center fabric as the focal and main print, with the surrounding fabrics for the details. If I were using these for a tote or large purse, I think I’d fussy cut a tree in a circle and then reverse applique it front and center. I know that there’s numerous “busy” prints in my choices for this week, but I really think they play well together. And I’m not sure why that brown starfish print is showing so dark. It looked closer to the tree trunk when I was playing around with them. Anywhooo, here’s the fabrics I picked this week:

Tapestry in Eternal Brio by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery – center fabric

Starting from 12:00 position and going clockwise:

Snofall in Petal Trail Marine by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella

Bear Camp in Bear Bois Grass by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics

Greenwich Chambray in Wineberry by Robert Kaufman

Bear Camp in Bear Flight Mineral by Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Organic Fabrics

Yarn-Dyed Manchester in Red by Robert Kaufman

Foxtail Forest in Fern Bouquet Navy by Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella

Maritime in Sand Dollar Brown by Charley Harper for Birch Organic Fabrics

(Links all go to Fabricworm’s online fabric store. These are NOT affiliate links, nor have I been endorsed for this post in any way. This is just an online fabric store I like and chose to use to find my fabric for this Color Play Friday.)

This week I’m playing along with:
Sarah from 123 Quilt
Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Trina from In An Otter Life
Jennifer over on Flickr

Do you IG? Check out #colorplayfriday to see it all!

Interested in participating in Color Play Friday yourself? Go visit In An Otter Life or Laurel, Poppy and Pine for the rules, their contact info and the photo for next week.

Till next time, have fun!


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