Color Play Friday: Rain on the Pavement

Whew! It’s been a busy week for my family. It’s end-of-semester in our school district, which means finals week. I have two high schoolers and let me just say that finals week is ROUGH for those kids! Lot’s of studying… add in extra curriculars and my daughter being sick and it starts to feel like a bit of a whirlwind.

Speaking of whirlwinds, I have been busy in my studio working on some fun stuff for Quilt Theory. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some sneak peeks. I can’t wait til later this year when I can show you what I’ve been working on!

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 week’s photo is called Rain on the Pavement. I ran barefoot into my cul-de-sac to take this picture on a particularly rainy afternoon this winter because the reflection on the wet pavement was too cool-looking to pass up.


My first instinct when faced with a black and grey palette is to go very modern and urban, but I decided to stretch myself this week and try for a feminine bundle with these colors.


Here are the fabrics I chose:

Wee Gallery, Adventure Awaits, Mini Grid in Black

Pat Bravo, Rock in Romance, Stardust in Midnight

Cotton and Steel Basics, Add it Up in Bone

Hawthorne Threads, Forget-me-not in Sky

Lizzy House, The Whisper Palette, Heraldry in Cloud

Katarina Roccella, Lavish Bejeweled, Seal in Ink


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

Hazel Honey

Next week’s photo is one taken by Trina from In An Otter Life. 


I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

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