Fresh Dew.... that soft green that reminds me of sprouting flora and fauna in the spring. Early morning droplets of dew resting on delicate leaves of summer. Kinda minty but with a little yellow pop mixed in the green.
I love cinnamon in my Americano first thing in the morning....so very yummy! Besides the lovely flavor there is the smell of cinnamon and the color.....I find brown and brownish fabrics are hard to find...especially ones with a variety of shades in one print. I wanted my Cinnamon to have the depth of the spice in color...
We have been so busy around here with our Quilter's Affair Classes and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday...lots of fun and lots of work but worth every second to get to be with all of these wonderful people - men and women, mothers and daughters...and grandmothers, best friends, old friends... it is such a special event and since I was a year and a half when all of this started I can't imagine my life without it! THANK YOU to everyone who has ever come to our classes or the show or even just put a quilt in the show you have touched my life in ways I can't describe!
Salsa.... makes me smile and want to do a little dance. OR eat! HAHA! We have been getting the shop ready for next weeks classes and quilt show and I am already feeling a little punchy. But it is going so good, the shop looks great our staff is amazing they work together so well and I love the energy right now.... But I am here to talk to you about SALSA... yummy red, cherry tomatoes,and gerber daisies... just a few of the possible Salsa images. This red falls on the orange side of the color wheel....This is one of those punchy colors that a little goes a long way. It also reminds me of Freddy Moran... she uses red as a neutral in her quilts....
What do you use red for? I realize that I don't use a lot of red in my quilts...I might have to push myself and try Freddy's approach to making Salsa a neutral!
Happy 4th of July to all of you...I will be working but we might get a little fun in the afternoon!
PS...Next week starts the Summer Blueprint fabrics... So excited! Good-bye spring HELLO SUMMER!!!!
This should be a really fun event, and a great excuse for all of us to visit different quilt shops over the summer. There are 1250 shops participating throughout the US and Canada. You can go to the Row By Row Experience Homepage to see a list of all of the states & chops that are participating.
There is no charge to participate, but you must physically go into each shop to collect their unique row pattern. The patterns are free, and some shops also have kits available for purchase to make their row. Once you've done some visiting, create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! Combine your rows in any way you wish to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer.
Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.
Soft, subtle, warming blue.... It is not quite turquoise and not quite sky blue, Robin Egg falls in the middle.
I think it is a perfect summer blue. I am feeling summer fever around here. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is just around the corner as well as our Quilter's Affair classes....although it does feel like June has just slipped by...time... it goes too fast. Taking time to look at what is around us is so important, looking at color, design and the beauty in the everyday.
I wanted to thank all of you who have left comments on my Color of the Week blog posts. It really means so much to me to hear feedback.... I love hearing your thoughts on color and what inspires you!!!! Your comments inspire me!
Pomegranate is such a rich, bold and vibrant color. Over the years I have grown to love all pinks. I think it is my sweet little girls that have opened me to the color. I love this color in the garden...
I found that all my Pomegranate photographs were of flowers....I am going to try to find other Pomegranate things in my life this week...
Have a great day!!
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Smoke is a great neutral... I love mixing warm and cool together in prints as well as in quilts. You just can't have equal parts or they compete with each other. This is one of my favorite Blueprint fabrics because I have always loved Queen Anne's Lace. When I was young my Grandma Clara and I would go out and pick wild flowers to put in a flower press to dry and then make cards. The delicate Queen Anne's Lace was perfect for flower pressing. Such a happy childhood memory!