blueberry garlic harvest color

Color Inspiration Thursday {15}

As summer drags to its end, harvest time picks up speed. We’ve been picking veggies galore from our garden over the past weeks, and preserving as much and as fast as we can. Our garlic and blueberries have done especially well this year, and are slowly filling our pantry and freezer. We’ve made a batch of salsa from garden tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and cilantro, and I’m hoping to make pickles soon since our pickling cucumbers are multiplying quickly. Green beans and kale have been (or will be soon, in the case of kale) blanched and frozen, and we’ve eaten garden broccoli a few times already. I love this time of year.

This week your color inspiration comes from some of my garden harvest photos made into color palettes with Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1. May you be inspired to quilt, create, and grow healthy goodness in your own backyards!blueberries color palette

 Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Ash, Steel, Baby Blue, Dresden Blue, Regal, Regatta

I love this palette, but I’m already a huge fan of blue. The grays paired with the range of beautiful blues makes this a palette that is sure to be seen in a project of mine someday in the future.


garlic color palette

  Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Mushroom, Steel, Black, Charcoal, Shadow, Slate


garlic color palette

  Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Black, Evergreen, Ash, Silver, Ivy, Mushroom


garlic and blueberries harvest color palette

 Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Parchment, Mocha, Espresso, Coal, Stone, Taupe

Earthy palettes galore today. Kona earthy neutrals have really been prominent in my garden photos, and I love it! I’m all about a bright rainbow quilt any day, but there is something sophisticated and soothing about an earth-tone quilt with just a tad of natural color.

Have you made an earth-toned quilt? Do they make you as happy as brightly colored quilts?

5 thoughts on “Color Inspiration Thursday {15}”

  1. All right already! Now I have saved a link to this fabulous palette builder! Thanks for sharing it. I played around with some of my favorite pics and art, and I ended up with one palette that was suspiciously like you lovely earth tones, and another that was very bright. So fun and inspiring! As for tones, I am definitely influenced by the colors in nature, according to the seasons. So earth tones are more pleasing in the fall and winter.


  2. Beautiful!
    I’m learning to love earthy quilt palettes. It started with Japanese taupes and grew from there. Now I’m starting the process of adding more muted shades to my stash. But I’ll always have a soft spot for my brights.


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