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Playing with palettes

About 6 months ago I joined Instagram. Oh me, oh my…what a game changer!

I love how customizable it is. For me, it’s all about the quilters. And there are a squillion of them. Squeee!

There are so many people doing so many wonderful things out there in the big wide world. As a result, I’ve taken a million and one screen grabs of things that I’ve found inspiring. Here are a few recents:

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Although I love this digital platform and all the fun stuff that it brings into my little life, there are definitely times when I find it quite overwhelming. When so many people are SO good at a particular trade, craft or skill, it’s easier to feel as though there’s no space for you and the meagre little lot that I manage to produce.

However… there are times when you come across a gem. Something that resonates with you and sparks some hope for the future. And that’s where Design Seeds comes in. A website, book, and instagram account dedicated to colour and and colour palettes.

If there’s one thing I’m quite happy to say I feel that I’m alright at, it’s colour pairing. Making combinations of colours, patterns, prints…that sort of stuff. What Design Seeds does is take a particular image/scene and create a colour pallete from it. Genius eh?

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What I love about these palettes is that their not necessarily ‘complete’. There’s always some of spicing it up somehow.

My favourite fabric website go-t0 is fabric.com where you can create your own ‘design wall’ which allows you to play before you buy. This is my most recent play inspired by this happy colour palette that I came across on Pinterest.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 2.47.32 PMI’ve been sketching up some ideas for a quilt with these colours. I’m excited to get to work. These are all Kona solids which annoyingly are not true to colour online. Next purchase: this Kona colour card, swoon!

If you want to follow me on instagram, you can! You’ll get little treats like this, you lucky things!

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And well done to Ann and Helen who will be receiving an oilcloth make up bag soon! Yay!

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Thanks for letting me indulge in this geek fest!

See you soon!

 

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One thought on “Playing with palettes

  1. Helen on said:

    Now before I get too excited…… how many Helens do you know? If it is me – yipee! and I’m happy to cover postage ;o)

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