Color Play Friday: Crab Shell

Happy Friday, everyone!

If you’re new to Color Play Friday, welcome! This is my fun way of taking a little time each week to expand my color knowledge and fabric-selection skills. Often, a picture will take me completely out of my comfort zone and force me to combine fabrics in a new way.

 You can 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 palettes and bundles from the past! If you’d like to know more about participating in Color Play Friday, please feel free send me an email and I’ll let you in on all the details of how to join.

I took this picture during a beach day with my kids last summer. Crab shells are a common sight along the beaches of the Puget Sound, but on this particular day the colors were just so vivid I had to take a picture.

Crab Shell Palette and Bundle.png

Because the shell is the focus of the picture, I wanted most of my bundle to be made up of red and orange. I’m happy with the balance that the green provided to this very warm bundle.


Here are the fabrics I chose:

Timeless Treasures, Hatch in Scarlet

Cotton and Steel Basics, Sprinkle in Pickup Truck

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Clover, Tiny Tiles in Persimmon

Lotta Jansdotter, Lucky, Etapp In Queen Olive

Laura Gunn, Painter’s Canvas in Grass

Dear Stella, Foxtail Fern, Scallop Dot in Seafoam



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!

123 Quilt

Next weeks Photo is from Sarah at 123Quilt and is titled Beach Days.

Sarah Smith 123 Quilt Beach Days - CA Coast.jpg

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

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