Color Play Friday: Beach Days

Happy Friday, friends!

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.

This photo from Sarah at 123Quilt makes me long for warm days at the beach. With all those toys strewn about, it looks like it was a really fun day!


This week, it was my goal to capture the fun of a beach day as a kid, so I selected lots of bright colors and prints that looked hand-drawn. I ended up with a lot of Cotton + Steel!

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Flower Shop, Bow Ties in Grass

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Print Shop, Meadow in Citrus

Tula Pink, Tabby Road, Fur Ball in Strawberry Fields

Alexia Marcelle-Abegg, Print Shop, Moons in Pink

Alison Glass, Chroma, Pinpoint in Violet

Rashida Coleman-Hale, Kujira & Star, Waves in Blue Sea



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 following people are joining me this week:

 123 Quilt 

Sarah Goer Quilts

Hazel Honey


Next week’s photo looks much more like reality to me! This is what most of winter looks like in my neck of the woods.

washington rain.jpg

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L


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