Thursday, May 19, 2016

Color Play Friday - Zen in Seattle

Welcome to Color Play Friday!

Color Play Friday (CPF) is a fun weekly challenge hosted by Trina from In an Otter Life and Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine where they provide one of their photographs as inspiration and then all the participants create a color palette and fabric bundle based on the photo.

This week's photo is called Zen in Seattle.

I love everything about this photo. The beautiful, blue water, the balancing rocks, the distant horizon... It's all so peaceful, serene, and harmonious. It's all so... zen! 

Here is my palette/bundle for the week.

This is a palette that I don't usually go for. I like deep, saturated, tertiary colors. Despite that, I think there is something so intriguing about this palette. I really stretched my creative self this week. That's why I love CPF. It's like yoga for the brain. In the end, I really like how all these fabrics came together. 

(Mr. 123quilt picked out the Entomology print. He liked that it looked like the rocks in the inspiration photo. I love when he "helps.")


I shopped at Hawthorne Threads this week.


Be sure to check out the other participants this week.

Trina @ In an Otter Life
Lorinda @ Laurel, Poppy and Pine


As always, if you are interested in playing along, please check out the hosts' pages for more info. You can click either of the CPF buttons on my sidebar.

See my past CPF entries by clicking the Color Play Friday tab at the top of my blog.


Until next time!
- Sarah


  1. Lovely palette! And different from the one Lorinda created! It is so neat to see how different palettes can be created from the same image.

    1. Thanks, Amanda! Seeing how everyone interprets the photo is one of my favorite parts of Color Play Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lovely colour palette. It looks peaceful and tranquil, a good representation of the pic and evokes the feelings it creates.

  3. That is a beautiful selection. I love color schemes with an Ombre look, but I am more drawn to the bright/saturated colors now as well.

  4. I love this!!! I need this for my bedroom!