sunny bright color palette

Color Inspiration Thursday {21}

Although autumn is here, the flowers are still blooming with a gusto, and warm days still peek out here and there. Today’s photos are from our trip to the coast a couple of weeks ago. Palettes are made using my photographs and Play Crafts’ Palette Builder 2.1. Be inspired!

stone color palette

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Charcoal, Coal, Titanium, Black, Shadow, Amethyst

Patterns are found everywhere in nature, and rocks hold some of my favorite designs. There’s something soft and gorgeous about these hard stone lines and grey coldness. Perhaps my love of stone and rock and the patterns that they display has something to do with my love of the color grey in quilts! I may have just had a revelation there!

sunny flower color palette

Corresponding Kona cottons from left to right:
Poppy, Carrot, Amber, Papaya, Gold, Paprika

A pop of autumnal color, illuminated by the late summer sun. After a morning rain, these flowers were just begging to be photographed and turned into a nice fall quilt. I can see using this color palette in some autumnal projects, or even just to create a bright and cheery fabric creation. Even the Kona names are cheerful in this palette: poppy, carrot, amber, papaya..! It’s almost musical.

I haven’t gotten into the habit of making seasonal sewn creations yet, maybe because it takes me so long to complete a project that by the time it would be finished, we’d be on to the next season. Or maybe I just haven’t fallen in love with the right project yet. Do you create seasonal quilts?


One thought on “Color Inspiration Thursday {21}”

  1. Hello, My daughter has told me that you do some fabulous quilting… Can you send me your prices and information? I am in the process of still piecing my quilt. I am very very slow , but I would like to have it quilted one day.

    Thank you,

    Val Hoyer 1446 Morningside Drive Orefield PA 18069

    (Rachel Dreher’s mom)


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