Color Play Friday: Cupcakes

Spring is coming! Spring is coming!

Finally, flowers are starting to bloom and we are having some warm days. Of course, this is Western Washington… still plenty of clouds and rain, but I’ll take what I can get!

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 from my daughter’s birthday last summer. We decided that instead of a cake, a variety of cupcakes would be fun.

At first glace, I thought I’d be pulling all sorts of bright colors out of this picture. But as I got started, I quickly realized that everything was much more muted.  I started to worry that I would hate this bundle, until I remembered the gorgeous muted colors in many of the Cotton + Steel collections. So, I went all Cotton + Steel this week!

So what I thought would be a difficult week turned out to be one of my all-time favorite Color Play Friday bundles.



Here are the fabrics I chose:

Alexia Abegg, Flower Shop, Bow Ties in Peach

Rifle Paper Company, Les Fleurs, Rosa in Peach

Melody Miller, Fruit Dots, Fruit Blossoms in Blue

Cotton + Steel Basics, Netorious in Jam Jar

Sarah Watts, Honeymoon, Porch Tile in Mustard

Cotton + Steel Basics, Dottie in Goldilocks


I found all my fabrics on the Stash Fabrics website this week.

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!

 Next week, we’ll do a photo of my sweet dog Max swimming on one of our hikes.


I hope you can join us next time!

Happy Sewing, ~L

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