Thursday, January 12, 2017

Color Play Friday - Airlie Gardens

Welcome Everyone! Friday is one of my favorite days of the week because that means it's time for another edition of Color Play Friday!!!

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a fun, weekly challenge hosted by Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine. Each week she provides a photo as inspiration and then the CPF participants create a color palette and a fabric bundle based on that photo. It's a lot of fun and participation is open to everyone. You can find out more about how to play along by clicking Lorinda's Color Play Friday button on my sidebar.

This week is especially fun for me because we are working from one of MY photos!


I took an iPhone photo of this water feature in Airlie Gardens a few years ago. Airlie Gardens is a beautiful, historic public garden in Wilmington, North Carolina. The garden was first developed by Mrs. Sarah Jones. Modern mythos contends that she and her husband are the infamous Joneses from the saying, "Keeping up with the Joneses."

Here is my take on the photo.


I knew immediately that I wanted to capture that shade of green apple that peeks through the cutout in the planks. From there, I picked out at least a dozen other shades of green and thought I'd do a funky palette of all green (hello St. Patrick's Day)! Then, though, I noticed that gorgeous teal blue on some of the leaves and the palette took on a life of its own. I just can't  resist a good blue! From there I went on to choose fabrics starting with the green apple color. Wouldn't you just know it? I happened to find the exact shade of green apple in the Oval Elements line by Pat Bravo... and the color of the fabric just happened to be called "Green Apple!" Clearly it was meant to be, lol.


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I "shopped" at Hawthorne Threads again this week. (non-affiliate links)






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Be sure to check out all of the Color Play Friday players!

Playing along this week:
and
Sarah @ 123quilt (that's me!)

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You can see my past CPF entries by clicking on the Color Play Friday tab in my menu bar!

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Until next time!
- Sarah

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