Color Play Friday 07/22/16

Welcome to another Color Play Friday. I missed out on last Friday due to some pressing sewing deadlines. Here the image for this week along with the colors I pulled from it.

When I first seen this image I knew I wanted to focus on the darks with one light color as the image is full of dark with just a bit of bright. I was hoping for a pale yellow or orange but I just wasn’t able to pull one from this image surprisingly. There’s too much grey mixed with the rainbow to get a bright color that we think we’re seeing. So I made do with the light green.

With my color thoughts came a modern pattern that I’ve recently come across and think it would look amazing with these colors. It’s the new Play quilt pattern by Zen Chic.

zen chic play

I can easily see the background of the Play quilt done in the light green color with the various dark colors used for the triangles. Considering this quilt and the quilting done on it is very geometric, I wanted fabrics that contrasted with that. For the background I chose the bubbles and for the remaining fabrics I deliberately picked ones that had more organic shapes and swirls to directly contrast with the pattern and quilting.

The fabrics I chose from left to right are:
Hometown Girl Batiks Midnight Swirl
Dewdrop Batiks Grape Floral Damask
Batiks Blue Barn Indigo Vintage Lace
Waterfall Batiks Loden Queen Ann
Modern Batik Collection Leaf Raindrops
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Also, to give it a bit more pop of color, I envision this quilted using Aurifil 2545.

If I ever get my hands on those fabrics and have them all in my stash at the same time I will make the quilt that I envisioned in my head. What about you? Would you use my palette or fabric choices together?

This week I’m playing along with:
Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Trina from In An Otter Life
Sarah from 123 Quilt
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 orLaurel, Poppy and Pine for the rules, their contact info and the photo for next week.


6 thoughts on “Color Play Friday 07/22/16

    1. Thank you Lorinda! I’ve actually been thinking about it so much I’m going to try to mini-ify the pattern for a wall hanging and try to find similar fabrics when I go to the big towns where the fabric stores are. It’s really out of my typical colors and comfort zone, but I think it will widen my creative thinking to allow myself to try more things out of my comfort zone. I’m really enjoying participating in Color Play Friday! Thank you for all the work you and Trina to do make it happen!

    1. Thank you Lara! I’ve been following Lorinda over at Laurel, Poppy and Pine for a while and really enjoyed her Color Play Friday posts so when I finally got my website up I knew I wanted to join. Lorinda and Trina have been doing this every week for almost a year now. What I really like is that they have it open to anyone who wants to join in and no one sees anyone elses picks until their post comes out on Fridays. It’s fun!

  1. That’s a good question. I like the colors and the fabrics you’ve chosen, but I’m afraid it would be too blendy, and I don’t do blendy very well. It would be fun to use them in something small and see what I thought! I’m surprised another bright color didn’t come out of the photo.

    1. I was really surprised too Susan. I tried with a color palette generator and couldn’t even pull that lighter green until I used Photoshop. All the rainbow colors were muddied with greys even when I zoomed in. The palette I have really has me intrigued. When I make a trip into the big town I’m going to hunt down similar fabrics because I’d really like to make that but scaled down to a wall hanging mini size.

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