Thursday, April 27, 2017

Color Play Friday - Max in the River

Hello and welcome to Color Play Friday! I missed last week because life has been BUSY but I'm glad I found the time to play along this week.

For those of you who may be new, Color Play Friday is a fun, weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides a photo as inspiration and then the Color Play Friday participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and anyone can play along! You can get more info on how to join in the fun by clicking on the Color Play Friday button on my sidebar.

Here is the photo for the week.


There is so much to love about this photo!

Here is what I came up with.


I'm not gonna lie, I STRUGGLED with this one! It's always really hard for me to find just the right green fabrics. I don't know if its because not a lot of designers use green in their collections or if it's because I just have some mental block with the color. I should point out that green is actually my favorite color. Anyway... I guess I kinda sorta like my palette and bundle. This one will have to grow on me.

Let's just take a minute to look at that cute dog! #mustlovedogs

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I shopped at Hawthorne Threads again this week. Is anyone surprised? (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out Lorinda's blog to see her take on this same photo!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Color Play Friday - Wine Cellar

I could definitely use a trip to the wine cellar but hey, at least it's Friday! And that means it's Color Play Friday!

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides an inspiration photograph and then the CPF participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and everyone is welcome to play along! You can find out more info by clicking the CPF button on my sidebar.

The photo this week is actually one of mine. I took this on a road trip nearly ten years ago. I wasn't planning on visiting Napa Valley but the notion took hold and I made a detour. I discovered this great winery that was giving free tours and, really, how could I pass that up?!


This photo was taken in the wine cellar. I really loved the way the light was playing on the barrels, giving everything a warm glow. (The warm glow feeling may have been enhanced by the free tasting samples they were giving out. Just saying...)


As much as I love the photo, those warm orange-y yellows are so not my go to colors. This CPF definitely took me out of my comfort zone. But you know what? That's what makes CPF so much fun. Every week is something new with it's own unique challenge. So there you have it - my best attempt at a warm orange/yellow/brown palette and bundle.

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out the other CPF participants!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Color Play Friday - Isaac at the Beach

Hello and welcome to Color Play Friday! I'm glad you stopped by to see what color shenanigans I'm up to this week.

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine (and it's a way for me to exercise my color skills). Each week Lorinda provides an inspiration photograph and then the CPF participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and it's open to everyone. You can get more info on how to play along by clicking the button on my sidebar.

This week's photo has me longing for sunny beach days with a cold drink in my hand and my toes in the sand.


Here is what I came up with.


This one was definitely a labor of love. I had a really hard time finding fabrics in those bright colors. Sometimes the perfect fabric just jumps out at you and sometimes you have to search and search. In the end it usually works out though and I'm happy with what I came up with.

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine to see her take on this same photo!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Color Play Friday - Skyline

Hello everyone! It's Color Play Friday again!

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a fun way to play with color and fabric. Each week Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine posts an inspiration photo and then the CPF participants create a color palette and fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a great exercise to hone your skills and it's open to everyone! You can learn more about how to play along by clicking the CPF button on my sidebar.

The photo for this week is this gorgeous shot of a city skyline at night.


I feel like every week I say the current photo is my favorite and every week it is! I can't help it. Lorinda takes such great photos and they are always fun to work with.

Here is what I came up with for the week.


I'm pretty pleased with it. :)

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out Lorinda at Laurel, Poppy and Pine to see her take on this same photo!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Friday, March 24, 2017

Color Play Friday - Downtown Savannah

Hello all and welcome to Color Play Friday!

Things have been a bit quiet around here lately but I'm happy I managed to post for Color Play Friday this week! For those of you who are new, Color Play Friday (CPF) is a weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides a photo as inspiration and then the CPF participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and everyone is welcome to join. For more info on how to play along, click the CPF button on my sidebar.

The photo for this week is actually one of mine. I love traveling and exploring and I took this one on a quick stopover in Savannah. The city was absolutely charming and I would love to go back and spend more time discovering the place.


Here is what I came up with for the week.


Ooh! I just love it! The palette is on the muted side and in a time when bright, saturated fabrics are all the rage that generally makes it harder to find fabrics in this range but I'm really happy with my choices this week.

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)







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Be sure to check out Lorinda's take on this same photo over at Laurel, Poppy, and Pine!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Color Play Friday - Hydrangea Skeletons

Hey Everyone! I took a break from Color Play Friday last week but I'm back at it this week.

For those of you who are new, Color Play Friday (CPF) is a weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides a photograph as inspiration and then the participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and everyone is welcome to play along. You can click the button on my sidebar for more info on how to join in!

This week's photo is called "Hydrangea Skeletons" and it's absolutely gorgeous!


Seriously, this is my favorite CPF photo so far and there have been a lot of great photos in that pool!

Here is what I came up with.


There are a few metallics in the bundle; that was a happy accident that ended up enhancing the bundle as a whole and creating a wonderful cohesiveness. I think my palette this week has such a modern femininity to it. Overall, I'm incredibly happy with how it all came together.

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out the other Color Play Friday participants!

and 
Sarah @ 123quilt (that's me!)

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You can see my past CPF entries by clicking on my Color Play Friday tab in my menu bar. 

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Until next time!
- Sarah

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Color Play Friday - Bagpipes on Fremont Street

Hey everyone and welcome to another Color Play Friday!

For those of you who may be new, Color Play Friday (CPF) is a fun, weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides a photograph as inspiration and then the CPF participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on the photo. It's a lot of fun and a great way to exercise your color skills. Everyone is welcome to join in. You can find more info on how to play along by clicking the CPF button on my sidebar.

This week's photo is actually one I took several years ago.


This photo has such a riot of color! And yeah, those are bagpipes. And yeah, they were LOUD!

Here is what I came up with this week.


There was so much color in this photo that I actually came up with four different palettes! In the end though, I thought this one was truest to the overall content of the photo. I went with some basics this week because, really, who doesn't love basics?! I had thought to do a whole plaid themed bundle but that was just a hot mess! Fun fact: I love plaid and I try to include it in everything. 

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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out the other Color Play Friday participants!

and
Sarah @ 123quilt (that's me!)

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You can see my past CPF entries by clicking the Color Play Friday tab in my menu bar!

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Until next time!
- Sarah