Friday, April 8, 2016

Color Play Friday - Tulsa Rose Garden in Oklahoma

Howdy Hon,

It's another week down.  I made it through, you made it through.

I have been busy this week working on the 10" Slicer quilt top and my Fluorescent Lights quilt top (I'd previously called it Highlighter Quilt).  The tools and supplies for both of these projects came from my little Quilty Box subscriptions.  I am so far behind, but I am really excited to work towards catching up.  "Work" yeah, rightttttttt, tee-hee.  It feels so good to have those creative juices flowing again.  I'll share pictures of my latest projects on Quilty Thursday of next week.  (unless you follow me on social media, I'll post quick shots there, all those links are in the sidebar to the right.)

Well, you know what the end of the week brings.  That's right,  ColorPlayFriday!
What is ColorPlayFriday?  CPF was created by Lorinda over at Laurel, Poppy, and Pine and her good friend Trina over at In An Otter Life.  They opened it for others to join the fun every week and here I am today, A Color Play Friday girl!  Woot Woot.  If you'd like to get more details on CPF and how you can join the fun please contact the ladies at  They'll give you all the details including next week's photo.

This week's photo is so sweet.  One single rose, shining and shouting to the world, "Look at me!  I am the beauty of bright sun-shining day!"  The color is just stunning.  I enjoyed searching this photo for my color palette this week!  I hope you enjoy the palette and bundle as much as I enjoyed playing with them. 

We present for your review  ColorPlayFriday - Tulsa Rose Garden in Oklahoma.  

If you'd like to see where I found these awesome prints or see them in a larger scale you can find them here:

Farm Animal Quilting Fabric

Tina Givens
Free Spirit 

Annette Tatum fabric
Free Spirite

Perfectly Paisley
Choice Fabrics

Changing Seasons   
Kona Bay

Enchanted Pines Collection 
by Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Nature's Studio collection by Classic Cottons of America - Exclusively Quilters
Free Spirit Sewing

I used Moda Fabrics Palette Builder 2.1 Powered by Playcrafts to decide on my color palette for the photos.  The builder gives me a selection of Moda Bella Solids, Aurifil Threads and Hex Values for each of the photos.   I then use those selections to search for my fabric bundles.  I like finding "different" styles of fabrics.  Yes, sometimes wild, but hey, that's the beauty of loving fabric!  I'll also be using their hashtag #modapalettebuilder, per their request.  It's the least I can do to say thank you for providing a great tool.

There you have it 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.  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 ColorPlayFriday are:  
             Steph @ Shimmy and More (thank you so much for stopping by) 
                     Lorinda @ Laurel, Poppy, and Pine
                               Trina @ In An Otter Life
                                         Sarah S. @ 123 Quilt 
                                                    Jennifer @ Flickr                                                                   
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. Ha! I made it through the week, you made it through the week! Some weeks are just like that. I LOVE your bundle this week, especially that blue!

    1. Weeks like that help you get through the other weeks. LOL. Isn't that blue awesome, I had to have it. I even reworked the other fabric choices to make it mesh. Thank you!

  2. Beautiful interpretation this week! I think it's cool how you went with really dark, saturated colors and Sarah went pastel. Goes to show that we all see things differently!

    1. I know, isn't it awesome! Although we shared some similar colors I did end up the darker scale of the palettes. And even better I like he palette as much as I like my own. You guys had a great concept with CPF, thanks for inviting us to play.

  3. I'm running behind catching up with comments! I think its amazing that you added so many different colors to your palette and made them work together. Skills woman..skills!

    1. lol, Thanks Trina. Maybe I am finding my color voice. I think I am behind also on the comments.