Have you ever had trouble finding color inspiration? I have to admit, sometimes I do. I have my usual ways of playing with color but lately I’ve wanted to try something different. During the summer months I spend as much time as I can outside snapping pictures of all the pretty flowers. I have quite a collection! When I looked at all these lovely pictures it dawned on me that they make great starting points for coming up with color palettes that I really love. The photos at the top are 2 of my all time favorites so I thought I would start there.
My first place to look for fabric is my stash. I have it all arranged by color as you can see above.
For my sunflowers I found these fabrics seemed to capture the colors in the photo (above, left). I don’t have a quilt in mind for this palette yet so I thought it might be fun to make a little collage to save (above, right).
Here’s what I did with my poppies (above).
I’m going make a little notebook of these collages. That way whenever I need some inspiration it’s all ready to go.
Next time I’ll show you some tricks to use if you don’t have a color stash.