Now that I’m settling into my sweet new space, I thought it high time to revive my fabric friday color challenges.
Every week, I pick a theme, then I find an inspiring picture and build a palette. Then, using the palette as a guide, I make fabric stacks blending collections and finding new ways to interpret old prints. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I push myself outside of my color comfort zone. I’ve found some of my very favorite fabric combinations this way. I know that a lot of people struggle with mixing collections or don’t necessarily have the stash to do so. Hopefully by seeing these color exercises, you will be inspired to mix your collections and build some stacks too! I use the awesome free palette generator available at Play-crafts. You can add colors and drag them around to pull your favorite shades out of the picture ( so much fun!).Oh and did I mention it pulls colors and gives you the Kona name for the color! OMG YES PLEASE!! If you want to play along, you can find the schedule of themes for the next month in the Modern Fabric Porn flickr pool, and don’t forget to add your pictures there too!. Tag it on IG or twitter with #FabricFridayCC
So this is quite a bit outside of my color comfort zone. While I love these colors, I very rarely, if ever, use them together. I love the sense of Scandinavian Style they evoke. With christmas on the brain, I decided to mix in some greens to represent the evergreens that grow there so abundantly. Only two of these are actually christmas prints, but I think in the right context, they all “read” as Christmassy quite nicely!!!
Hope these inspire you to make a stack! Have a great weekend, good luck to those of you finishing ( or even starting) your holiday shopping!!!!!