Monday, June 09, 2014

color inspiration

Welcome to week 2 of the scrap basket quilt along!
 
I looked at the calendar last week and discovered there are actually 5 weeks in June (figures, doesn't it?) so here is the revised schedule....including dates, this time!

June 2: Introduction
June 9: Color Inspiration
June 16: Block Construction
June 23: Quilt top assembly and Quilting Ideas
June 30: Alternate ideas and link up to show your progress

Today is just going to be a quick post....I pulled different color combinations to give you inspiration. It was really fun! I pulled from my scrap bins for these photos, so please forgive the stray threads and odd wrinkles. Thanks! :)
 orange and gray (this has been my oldest son's favorite color combination for years!)
 
 black and white, gray, cobalt, navy and purple
black, red and gray (my younger son called this one licorice...yum!)
 lime and black and white
 cobalt, lime, black and white
 orange, aqua and lime
 same as above, but with the addition of gray (I LOVE this one!)
And this is the fabric pull I have chosen for my quilt. It's looking a little plain after all the pulls above, so I just may add something else to it.

I could have went on and on if time weren't an issue! I'm curious...which one catches your eye? Do you have a favorite? What color scheme will you choose for your QAL quilt?

Because I know someone will ask, how many yards of fabric will we need? I'm just estimating off the top of my head, but I would guess it will probably be between 3-4 yards.

Thanks again to those of you who will be quilting along with me! Happy Monday to you!

36 comments:

Mina said...

I like the first 2 combos. The colors I am working with are the second combo that you have - black and plum

Tracy Hansen said...

I have been crushing on orange lately, so I LOVE your orange and grey. This just might be my color scheme. :)

make.share.give said...

Pretty combos! Gray, lime, navy with pops of orange, please.

moosecraft said...

I like the orange, aqua, lime and grey... you'll have 3 "cools" with one "warm" to pop! The last grouping you have there needs a "pop" of orange or red, no?

Anne said...

Oh my, do I love this post! I think doing fabric pulls is my favorite part of the entire process. :)

katie kasel said...

Licorice for sure!

Daytona Damsel said...

I wouldn't have thought of the orange and grey. Lately I have been attracted to aqua and orange together. I agree with moosecraft, last one needs a pop of orange or red.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Honestly...there is not one group you've pulled together that doesn't speak to me....as for my quilt...after reading the info you posted in week one...I will try to use many sport themed fabrics...so I imagine my color palette will be 'multi' - SMILE!

Susanne vb said...

Always wanted to make an orange and grey quilt but...I don't have much of either color. I DO have plenty of lime and aqua...I'll add them together and go for the orange.lime.aqua.grey. Fun.

Carol said...

I love the cobalt, lime, black and white......may do that one! I'm surprised I didn't choose one of the oranges, since that is usually my favorite. (:

Sarah Craig said...

The ones that catch my eye are the ones with the pops of orange or red. Beautiful inspirations!

Sarah said...

All of them are so nice! Question though: is your tutorial going to be for WOF pieces, or can I dig up my little pieces? I have a ton of little pieces, that is why I ask. Looking forward to the next step!

Sewing In CT said...

I never noticed orange until my son announced it was his favorite color. I really like any of these with orange.

Jeanmarie said...

You may plan to answer this next week with construction...but how many different fabrics will we need? Looking forward to starting on this project!

Nicole said...

Great color combos!

Vicki Lou said...

I like the aqua, orange and lime (without gray) the most. It's happy with great contrast.
Thanks for showing u your fabric choice process.

Anne said...

I like the last one the best. Can't wait to see what you make.

Jeanice Shelley said...

I like the last one best!

ablogstar.com said...

They are all great together, I'm doing a scrap quilt for the first time as i thought i wouldn't like it, but its turning out quite nicely, i didn't intend to choose colour combos but they kind of happened anyway, and i did the light/ dark combo and made them into squares on point :)

Vera said...

Licorice caught my eye :-) It is lovely combo.

Frankie Carson said...

I love the red white and black combo! but I am insanely jealous of your fabrics they are all so gorgeous!
Frankie
http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

Darcy said...

Orange, aqua, lime and grey - LOVE this one so much! Isn't playing with fabric the best? I could have looked at as many as you put up :-) Excited about this project.

Heather said...

Aqua orange and lime with or without the grey :) I think I will be doing greens and blues with another color just havent figured out which one it is yet :)

myrtovl said...

I like the orange,aqua and lime but I like your choice also if you add a surprise color -- maybe an ochra yellow instead of orange and red? I think I would try and see.
Myrto

Sharon said...

I suggest a pop of lemony yellow!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, they're all beautiful CrazyMom! I especially love the combo you've selected!

Ramona said...

I love the last one, as well as the lime and black.

Timely post. We will be doing this same thing at our MQG meeting this Saturday. Color theory is a challenge for me.

Crafty Ashley B said...

I really like the lime, black, and white combo. Not sure what combo I will be using for my quilt but I better do a pull before next Monday so I don't fall behind! :)

Rosa said...

Fabulous combo!!

suzanprincess said...

I like your last group but with a shot of warmth from adding the purples from #2. I first thought orange or even red, but the purple is more insistently begging to be let in....

Irena Mangone said...

All those colours wow. Great combinations. Orange lime aqua and grey. Not combinations I have used before but these just might be my new favourites. Right where is the nearest fabric shop

Ella and Nesta said...

I love orange and then I'd add... teal but I don't have enough in my scrap bin. So maybe it will be grey or yellow. Still thinking about it!

Laura said...

My favorite is YOUR favorite. I love the turquoise, lime, orange, and grey!!

Leanne said...

Love what you ended up with, perhaps a spot of red or orange might give it the WOW factor?

Lisa H. said...

I really like the cobalt, lime, black, and white!

Bella Salsabiila said...

I was really amazed thank you