Color Play Friday: Rainstorm

How’s this for irony: In the Pacific Northwest, the sun is shining, the weather is warm, birds are chirping, and our Color Play Friday prompt for the day is RAINSTORM. I’m just happy to be playing with fabric while I listen to the birds sing.


I have more blue in my stash than any other color, but I was looking for a specific type of blue this week. I wanted to play with darker, purple-toned blues to reflect the storm clouds that we get here occasionally. You wouldn’t know it from all the bad press we get, but the northwest doesn’t have the type of storms that most people think of when you say ‘rainstorm’. We mostly get grey, overcast skies and A LOT of drizzle, so I also made sure to get plenty of greys into my bundles too!

(If you don’t know what I’m talking about when I say drizzle, here’s a hilariously helpful article I found for you!)

When I was putting together my first bundle, my husband caught a glimpse of what I was doing and told me how much he LOVED the color combos. He’s right- they are totally ‘his’ colors. I may need to find a project to make him with some of these fabrics!

Next week’s prompt is: 

Have a great weekend, friends!

Happy Sewing, ~L



    1. Thank you! Yeah, I thought that article was really good. Having grown up here, the differences between raining, drizzling, sprinkling, and misting seem obvious. Took me a long time to realize those terms aren’t normal for most people! 😀

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  1. I saw your color bundles and before even reading I thought to myself, “that looks like the skies from the last couple of weeks.” Portland here. 🙂 Very much enjoying the sun. You are so right about the overcast drizzle, almost makes the occasional downpour exciting.

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