Color Play Friday: Late Summer in My Garden

Being sick sucks, doesn’t it?! Earlier this week, I was sick and -I’ll admit it- a bit whiny about it. But, things are looking up! It’s Friday, and I’m well again and feeling a little feisty. Which is probably why my palette is so firey this week!

If you’re new around here, Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. Head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks.

A couple of years back, I tore out most of the grass in my front yard and replaced it with a cottage garden. It was a bit of a risky move, but I love coming home in spring and summer to flowers everywhere. I took this snapshot one day last summer.

Late Summer Palette and Bundle

I decided to ignore all the peripheral colors this week and just focus on the yellow/orange flowers. After a couple of weeks with browns and dark colors, I needed to get back to my one true fabric love: bright, saturated, fun prints.

I found all my fabrics on Hawthorne Threads’ website this week, so all of the following links will take you there so you can buy up all this loveliness!

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Carolyn Friedlander, Doe, Ladder Lines in Flame

Dear Stella House Designer, Polka Dot in Orange

Alison Glass, Sunprint, Grow in Tangerine

Katy Jones, Priory Square, Thru the Wire in Marmalade

Karen Lewis, Blueberry Park, Scruffy Daisy in Canary

Joel Dewberry, True Colors, Herringbone in Yellow

A note about scale:

  • While I believe scale is a very important part of fabric selection, the fabrics shown in my Color Play images are not always perfectly to scale. I do my best, by you should always double check scale before ordering!

Don’t forget to head over to the other blogs and see what they came up with this week! The fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

Sarah Goer Quilts

123 Quilt

Jennifer Lewis

I’m excited to play with yellow and orange in a different way next week using Trina’s Rubber Ducks photo. Aren’t they adorable?!

036 Rubber Ducks

Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at

Click below to sign up for the monthly Color Play Friday newsletter. In it, you will find a recap of the month’s bundles from Trina and I, updates from both Laurel, Poppy and Pine and In An Otter Life, and announcements about upcoming special events.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better! I really love this color play idea! I think we are on the same page as to what types of colors we like. I like your bright and happy choices.


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