Color Play Friday: Backyard Rest

Happy Friday, friends!

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.

If you’ve been following my Instagram account for any length of time, you’ve seen this sweet face before. Ben is my faithful shadow and studio ‘assistant’. We adopted him from a shelter several years ago. He was skin and bones with all sorts of health issues, but -as you can see from this picture- with some TLC, he is now living the good life.

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I loved the purplish blues of the sun reflecting on Ben’s fur, but also wanted to play with some of the bright greens I was seeing in the grass. I really like the resulting contrast.

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Cori Dantini, I Love Christmas, Seeds in Green

Cori Dantini, I Love Christmas, Check List in Green

Lizzy House, Natural History, Butterfly Box in Green

Hawthorne Threads, Celestial, Stardust in Midnight

Cotton and Steel Basics, Dottie in Jean Jacket

Rae Ritchie, Tea Party, China Floral in White



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

123 Quilt


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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