52 Quilters Color Play Friday: Bridge in Fall

Hello, friends!  This week, I’ve taken over the 52 Quilters blog and social media feeds, so you can find Color Play Friday there. Follow this link: Color Play Friday: Bridge in Fall

And next week, come back here for a fun birthday bash celebrating Color Play Friday’s first birthday!

Color Play Friday: Evergreen State Fair

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

I chose this picture because yesterday was the opening day for the Evergreen State Fair here in Washington.

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There were so many options to choose from in this photo, but I decided to go with my favorites- bright and saturated colors.

 I used the Stash Design Wall feature again this week to put together my bundle. It really is a quick way to find fabrics that really look great together.

(All the following are non-affiliate links)

Here are my fabrics for this week:

Laura Gunn, Painter’s Canvas in Lemon

Sarah Jane, Sommer, Tulip Folk in Sunshine

Allison Glass, Sun Prints, Mercury in Green

Karen Lewis, Blueberry Park, Kite Tails in Lime

Allison Glass, Sunprints 2016, Grow in Turquoise

Jennifer Paganelli, Beauty Queen, Linky Love in Pink

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

Shimmy and More

123 Quilt

Jennifer Lewis

Here is our photo for next week:

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I love this photo! It’s perfect for heading into September!!

Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Dandelion

Whew! Sorry for posting this so late in the day. I’m just coming back from vacation this week, and now we’re in full-on back-to-school prep! Combine that with a looming deadline (for a secret project that I can’t wait to tell you about!!), and it makes for a BUSY week! So let’s get to it!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

Can you believe this photo was taken with my iphone?! Technology is amazing.

Dandelion palette and Bundle

Here are the fabrics I chose:

Karen Lewis, Blueberry Park, Dotty Sunflowers in Mushroom

Bonnie and Camille, Vintage Picnic, Floral in Gray

Alexia Abegg, Print Shop, Meadow in Citrus

Lizzy House, Lovely Hunt, Strawberry Field in Green

LB Krueger, Downtown, Dotted Ovals in Green

Robert Kaufman House Designer, Carolina Gingham in Kelly

 

 

 

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

123 Quilt

Jennifer Lewis

 

Here’s next week’s picture!

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Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Public Transit

Hi everyone! As of this posting, I will be in the middle of enjoying a little family vacation time in Idaho. We will be going to Silverwood over the weekend, then heading back to Washington to Mt. St. Helens. You can follow along on Instagram to see all my adventures! So, I’m joining Color Play Friday through the magic of the internet (namely, scheduled posting) today!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

I loved this photo from Trina and just had to pick it for this week! Summer is coming to a close, and I know I’ve been feeling very similar to how I imagine Trina felt when she took this picture. I’m looking forward to getting back into a schedule!

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There were so many beautiful peaches and pinks in Trina’s skin- I was really happy with the palette I came up with! I wanted to do a pretty, feminine bundle with some cute novelty prints thrown in, because we all know Trina loves cute things!

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I used the Stash Fabrics Design Wall tool to come up with my bundle this week, so all my links go to their website. They are not affiliate links:

Heather Ross, Mendocino, Underwater Sisters in Dark Pink

Makower UK, Henley Flowers, Floral in Pink

Alison Glass, Sunprint, Grove in Dusk

Monaluna, Wanderlust, Diamond Rough in Dusty Plum

Bonnie Christine, Hello, Ollie, Swanlings Bevy in Peach

Violet Craft, Highlands, Cattitude in Truffle

 

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

Here is our photo for next week! 

Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com 

I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Crocus

Hi friends!  I hope you had an excellent week!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

Crocus Palette and Bundle

I chose to go with some super-bright, high contrast colors this week. I thought of the La Paloma print right away, because I am currently working on a quilt using it! Then it was just a matter of finding coordinating blenders!

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

Alexander Henry, Folklorico, La Paloma

Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelets in Tulip

Karen Lewis, Blueberry Park, Scruffy Daisy in Goldfish

Alison Glass, Sunprints 2016, Grow in Straw

Robert Kaufman House Designer, Spot On, Pin Dot in Violet

Kaffe Fasset Collective, Aboriginal Dot in Plum

 

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

123 Quilt

 The Zen Quilter – Carrie is joining us for the first time this week, so be sure the stop by and leave her some comment love!

 

Here’s a silly one for next week… I think this sums up how Trina and I are both feel as summer comes to a close! 51545353079612940cd89dd76d19f50a

Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

Click below to sign up for the monthly Color Play Friday newsletter. In it, you will find a recap of the month’s bundles from Trina and I, updates from both Laurel, Poppy and Pine and In An Otter Life, and announcements about upcoming special events.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Quilts for Main Street

On July 22, a fire in Bothell, WA completely destroyed 15 businesses on the town’s historic Main Street. A local fabric shop, Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, is collecting blocks to make quilts to comfort the owners of those businesses.

I took some time last night to sew up some blocks. They’re asking for 6 inch (finished), red and white nine-patch blocks made using 2 1/2 inch squares.

If you’d like to join in, they have said you can make blocks and either bring them in to the shop (if you’re local) or send them to:

Keepsake Cottage Fabrics

818 238th St SE

Bothell, WA 98021

Happy Sewing!  ~L

 

Color Play Friday: Bobbins

We are halfway through summer break here in Washington, and I feel like we’re just starting to settle in. Of course, that means all the stores are now pushing back-to-school products!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

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I really expected to get a lot of yellow out of this photo, but when I started picking, I was surprised to find mostly beige! I decided to go with a geometric and modern bundle with just a little bit of nature mixed in.

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Here are the fabrics I chose:

AGF Nature Elements, Coffee Liqueur

Sarah Watson, Birds Eye View, Tapestried in Green

Rosemarie Lavin, Isadora

Bonnie Christine, Hello Bear, Follow me in Moonlight

Maureen Cracknell, Nightfall, Luminaries Gold

Another Point of View, Candyland

 

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

(Trina is taking the week off to celebrate her daughter’s birthday, but will be back with us next week!)

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

123 Quilt

Jennifer Lewis

Cloth and Paper Studio

 

Here is next week’s photo- another from my garden!

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Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

Click below to sign up for the monthly Color Play Friday newsletter. In it, you will find a recap of the month’s bundles from Trina and I, updates from both Laurel, Poppy and Pine and In An Otter Life, and announcements about upcoming special events.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Idaho Storm

Happy Friday!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

I took this photo out my car window on our drive home from Yellowstone. I only wish a photograph could have done justice to how gorgeous it really was!

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I went straight to the rainbow when selecting colors, and I just stayed there!  I loved the greyed-out spectrum I was getting.

This week, I decided to feature some of my fellow indie fabric designers who sell their designs on Spoonflower. I encourage you to take a look at their amazing work!

 

Here are the fabrics I chose (links will take you directly to the designer’s page for that fabric where you can make a purchase!):

peacouquettedesigns, Linen Lux, Dauphine

lifebymom, Arrows 3: Tan

courtneycundiff, Light Green with White Dots

charlottewinter, Soft Blue Dots

andrea_lauren, Woodgrain Faux Bois, Woodland Forest Trees

honey+fitz, Connect the Blocks, Wisteria

 

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

123 Quilt

Jennifer Lewis

Cloth and Paper Studio

Here is next week’s photo!

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Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

Click below to sign up for the monthly Color Play Friday newsletter. In it, you will find a recap of the month’s bundles from Trina and I, updates from both Laurel, Poppy and Pine and In An Otter Life, and announcements about upcoming special events.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

Color Play Friday: Purplishous Birthday Fry

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week. If you’re a new follower from the 2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop, welcome to Color Play Friday!

Color Play Friday is hosted by Trina from In An Otter Life and myself. If you’re new to Color Play Friday, 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 past palettes and bundles.

A few weeks ago, we did another picture with Purplishous. In that photo, there was a lot of red in the background that I felt like I should include in my bundle to challenge myself.  I wanted another shot at making a Purplishous-inspired bundle (without the red), so I picked this photo of Trina’s for today.

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I really wanted to focus just on the pretty teals and purples this time around. I have to say, I picked that Lizzy House unicorn print without even registering that it looks an awful lot like our little friend Purplishous!  I wonder if anyone else will chose that fabric this week.

Here are my fabric selections:

Bonnie and Camille, Vintage Picnic, Dot in Aqua

Tula Pink, Eden, Mosaic in Glacier

Lizzy House, The Lovely Hunt, Fairy Rings in Lavender

Lizzy House, The Lovely Hunt, Unicorn Tapestry in Purple

Lecien, L’s Modern Basics, Stripes in Purple

Laura Gunn, Painter’s Canvas in Purple

** I used the Design Wall feature on Stash Fabric’s website to choose this bundle. My links this week will take you directly to Stash’s website. They are not affiliate links; I just love the company!**

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 fun of Color Play Friday is seeing the differences and similarities between everyone’s bundles.

Participants this week:

Laurel and Pine (that’s me!)

In An Otter Life

Jennifer Lewis

Next week’s photo is one of mine, taken out of my car window on our drive home from Yellowstone a couple of years ago.

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Are you enjoying Color Play Friday? We’d love for you to get in on the fun and create your own Color Play post! You can create a bundle of fabric, select yarns or embroidery threads, or create a project inspired by our photo. Be sure to let Trina or I know so we can link up to you. You can get in contact with us at colorplayfriday@gmail.com

Click below to sign up for the monthly Color Play Friday newsletter. In it, you will find a recap of the month’s bundles from Trina and I, updates from both Laurel, Poppy and Pine and In An Otter Life, and announcements about upcoming special events.

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I hope you can join us next week!

Happy Sewing, ~L

2016 New Quilt Bloggers’ Blog Hop

Welcome to Week 3 of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

I’m thrilled to be participating this year with so many awesome bloggers! I’ve met some great people and we’ve had fun sharing advice and ideas.

The blog hop is split into three hives:

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Hive Sewciety, led by Stephanie from Late Night Quilter

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The Sewcial Network, led by Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl

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And last, but certainly not least, my hive: Miss Bee Hivin’ led by Cheryl from Meadowmist Designs

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of all my hive mates who are participating in the Hop this week.

 

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So, let me introduce myself! My name is Lorinda Davis and I’ve been blogging here for just over a year. My quilting journey began back in the spring of 2013 when my (then home schooled) children each made a quilt block for a Civil War project. I was intrigued by the way the block changed so dramatically as a result of the kids’ different color and fabric choices. And as they say, the rest is history…. from that moment, I was hooked.

Over the last year, I’ve been building this blog, starting my fabric design portfolio, and have even started working on writing some quilt patterns.

Here are a few more tidbits about me:

Favorite color: Green, pink, purple, and blue… not necessarily in that order. Making me choose a favorite seems unfair.

Middle name: Belle (also my favorite Disney princess. I want her library.)

Favorite (non-quilty) pastimes: Hiking with my family, reading, singing and playing piano

Dream vacation: Tour of Europe with tons of time to really see things, visit museums, and get to know some locals. More realistically, my family has been itching for a Disney World trip lately.

If I could have one super-power: Super-speed! I could do so many fun things!

Here are some of my favorite projects over the last year.

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Megan Tote

LPP Sparkler Snuggles

Black and White Sparkler

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Shimmer Quilt

And here’s a quilt top I just finished a couple of weeks ago. You can find the free pattern here.

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On this Blog Hop, we’ve been asked to share our best blogging tips with you. My advice would be to have a consistent feature on your blog that will keep you posting regularly.
Each week, I do a post called Color Play Friday. My readers expect it, so I make sure to get it done. Having that feature has really helped keep me posting regularly, even if sometimes that’s all that gets posted for the week!
We’ve also been asked to give out a quilting tip. This is not a tip, per se, but if I could encourage you to do one thing, it would be to keep learning and keep challenging yourself. Find new techniques. Try your hand at garment sewing. Risk looking foolish and try something crazy with your quilting. The best way to get better at something is to test your boundaries a bit.

So, my question for you is this: What is your favorite thing about quilting?

For me, it’s the ‘bookends’ of a project… planning it and then hand binding it at the very end.

As promised, here is a list of all my hive mates who are participating in the Hop this week. Be sure to visit them all to find out more about them and their work. That’s really the best part of the Hop- getting to know new people!

Jen @ Patterns By Jen

Heide @ Heide’s Quilty Hugs

Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting

Velda @ GRANNYcanQUILT

Happy Sewing!  ~L