Color Play Friday: Library of Congress

It’s Market time! While Houston is inundated with quilty goodness, I’m fighting a cold here at home. Over on Instagram, @gogokim and @thesewingloft are hosting a fun #missingmarket IG party. Be sure to join in on the fun, and keep an eye on my IG feed as well…. I’ll be joining along while spending time snuggled by the fire coloring some Quilt Theory coloring pages.

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, head over to my Color Play Friday page to see the rules and my palettes and bundles from previous weeks. You can also search #colorplayfriday on Instagram to see lots of past palettes and bundles.

I love this image of Trina’s. There’s something so majestic about those columns and arches, and the colors are so rich and beautiful!

Library of Congress Palette and Bundle.png

Usually, I shy away from using several fabrics from the same designer, but this week, ALL my fabrics are from the amazing collections of Tim Holtz. Pretty early in the week, I knew Tim’s designs would be perfect for this image.  You can get all these prints at Hawthorne Threads.


Here are the fabrics I chose:

Eclectic Elements, Stamps in Blue

Correspondence II, Transportation in Multi

Eclectic Elements, Butterflight in Red

Correspondence II, Symmetrical in Red 

Eclectic Elements , Documentation in Neutral

Eclectic Elements, Measurements in Neutral



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! 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

Shimmy and More

123 Quilt


Here is our photo for next week, titled Backyard Sunset:


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

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L


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