Friday, March 11, 2016

Color Play Friday - Minneapolis

Howdy Hon,

Yep, it's Friday!

It's time to play!  It's time for Color Play Friday.  If you don't know what #ColorPlayFriday is all about hop on over to Lorinda at Laurel, Poppy, and Pine or Trina over at In An Otter Life for all the details.  If it sounds like something you would like to be a part of give them a holler at their new email address  They'll get all the details to you, including next week's picture!

Really quickly, I'd like to show you my little paper pieced sewing machine for the swap I did.  This is in it's beginning stages.  Before I hand stitched the symbol and designs on it.  I am so happy with it.  I always wanted to piece one, unfortunately it was not one I got to keep.  But I'm still thrill as can be that it turned out decent!

Of course it's not perfect, but by the time it was added to the project all was well overall, more pictures coming soon!  Don't you just love it.  The needle actually was not part of the original pattern.  But you can't have a sewing machine without a needle.  So at the last minute I added a little piece of the same fabric from the turn crank as best I could.  Tee-hee, I just love it.

Okay, enough showing off.  Let's get to the real reason you're here, eh!

This is really a step out for me, I did not add any pop of color to the palette this week.  This picture just seemed so muted to me.  It's a quiet picture that just made me think I needed to take a moment to reflect on life and my choices.  Of course, wild child that I am, I began to see see gargoyles and werewolves and, well.... Let's just say I got wayyyy off topic in my thoughts.  On the other had I have a great comic strip in my mind now, LOL.

The photo that started my wild imagination this week belongs to Trina.  She took it at her very first Spring Quilt Market, I can't wait for the first time I get to go to a quilt market!  This really is a beautifully designed building.  I found it hard to throw in a splash of color, it felt like I would cause a disruption in the peaceful and solemn setting.   Plus I have never really gone with all or almost all muted colors.  This will be interesting to me to see how it comes out.  Let's take a look, shall we:

Color Play Friday- Minneapolis

Okay, okay, I cheated just a tab bit.  The arrow fabric from Cotton & Steel does have a teeny tiny bit of color.

Here is where I found all these fabrics:

The Alchemy Collection 
Camelot Fabrics

by Alexander Henry

by K. Downing 

by Melody Miller
for Cotton + Steel

by Rashida Coleman-Hale
for Cotton + Steel

There you have it hon, another week of playing with colors and even better fabrics!  I also love that we get to see some really cool pictures that Lorinda and Trina have taken on their trips around the world or just around town.  It's really good that the pictures can take us away to that time and place.  I find the backstories of each photo very interesting.  Sometimes my own wild imagination is nowhere near what was actually happening.

That's it for this week hon!  Now please go check out the other ladies who are playing this week.  It's exciting to see the same picture from different perspectives.  Again if you would like to join us (that would be so awesome!) you can contact Lorinda and Trina @ for all the details and next week's photo.

This week's players for Color Play Friday are:  
             Steph @ Shimmy and More (thank you so much for stopping by) 
                     Lorinda @ Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
                                   Trina @ In An Otter Life
                                              Mindy @ Quilting Mayhem
                                                           Bethany @ Sew Not Perfect
                                                                      Chrissy  @ Love Hazel Honey

You can also do a social media check for our palettes by using the hashtag #ColorPlayFriday.  You can check out my previous Color Play Friday posts here!

Love and Shimmies,


  1. Great job! I've never seen that first fabric before and I love it. Your whole bundle is awesome, in fact!

  2. I love all the stripes and obviously directional prints of your fabrics!

  3. This is such a great bundle. That blue print in the middle is just gorgeous!