100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 7

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So – I’m nearly at the half way stage of my 100 Day Project on Instagram (#the100dayproject). Putting together my #100daysofcuratedcolour palettes has been a brilliant experience so far, but I am wondering about tweaking the idea for the next 50 days. I’d like to work some more with the palettes I’ve already created, but not sure what to do yet. We shall see!  So here is this week’s collection of fabrics and haberdashery curated by colour palettes found on Design Seeds:

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - teal orange pink purple

43/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Color Flora

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blue pink mustard peach

44/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Color Flora

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - brown charcoal rust beige

45/100: Design Seeds – Slow Living: Color Seasons

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - purple green pink blue

46/100: Design Seeds – Succulents: Succulent Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - purple green pink mustard

47/100: Design Seeds

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - purple blue

48/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Inked Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blue, pink, green

49/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Dwell

44/100 won the popularity prize over on Instagram this week. My favourite is 46 – it’s so unusual. Would love to hear what you think. And if you have any ideas about tweaks to my project for the next 50 days, then I’d be so glad to hear them.

100 Days of Curated Colour – week 6

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It’s colour time again! Making photos with colour, fabrics, threads, buttons and a few Sharpies thrown in for good measure… that’s what I’ve been doing every day for over 40 days now! I want to tell you that it’s really helping me understand colour, and how to use colours together more effectively. I hope it is, but I think it’s real value to me is as a reference library, as a starting point when inspiration is lacking, and a guide when I am trying to find the exact shade of blue for the exact shade of pink! I’m gradually uploading all the photos onto my Colour-Curated Pinterest board, if you think you’d benefit from them too.

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - lilac pink cerise cream

36/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Melting Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - green yellow purple orange

37/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - blue red pink charcoal

38/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Wander

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - green teal blue pink

39/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Air Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - grey taupe blue

40/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Shore

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - teal blue purple olive green pink

41/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Melting Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - peach cream taupe black grey blush pink

42/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

Can you guess the favourite this week? It was 36/100 with all those lovely lilacs, pinks and creams.. Personally my favourite is the last one. I love those subtle ice cream shades and I was really pleased that I realised that the best way to put the palette together was with just a touch of black. I have a fondness for 37 too, it’s so unusual.

I really hope you are enjoying the project (part of the #the100dayproject on Instagram) as much as I am. You can follow my updates day by day over on Instagram too at #100daysofcuratedcolour, if you want the day by day effect!

100 Days of Curated Colour – week 5

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As regular readers will know, I am currently exploring my use of colour in sewing and textiles by putting together a daily colour-curated collection using fabric, threads and other bits and bobs from my studio/home stash, based on palettes from Design Seeds. This is my contribution to the 100 Day Project (#the100dayproject), a mass participation art event happening now over on Instagram – you can find all my photos if you follow the hashtag #100daysofcuratedcolour. My aim is to work on my understanding of the language of colour by building a reference library of ideas and inspiration. Colour in quilting and sewing is something that causes me a lot of angst, so it seems sensible to practice, practice, practice so that the skill of colour combining will come more easily.

This week I’ve been reading A Passion for Colour: Exploring Colour Through Paper, Print, Fabric, Thread and Stitch by Ruth Issett, and her enthusiasm and passion for colour and how colours work together when creating and stitching textile projects is totally infectious. Writing about her use of liquid colour (but I think it applies equally well to combining colours for quilting), she says:

You can follow the colour wherever it may lead, or not, there are no rules as such, but there are choices , and that is crucial. Spontaneity is important, but so is selection. It is all about the combination of accelerator and brake; too much ‘acceleration’ and things can get out of control, while too much of the ‘brake’ can hamper and restrict, leave the work predictable and lacking excitement.

I love that – there are no rules, but there are choices. And of course, choices are easier, aren’t they, when you have all the relevant information to hand. Each time I put together a palette of fabrics and threads – it feels like there’s a whole new set of opportunities to create and sew, that I can file away for future reference. Hope you’re finding them useful too – you can find all of my colour-curated boards grouped together on Pinterest, if you’d like the full effect!

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - red grey

29/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Color Serve

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - teal grey pink

30/100: Design Seeds – The Sea: Color Shore

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - pink orange peach cream purple

31/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Fruit

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - purple

32/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Tag

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - green teal cream lime

33/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Citrus Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - brown grey green

34/100: Design Seeds – Slow Living: Color Prepare

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - orange green cream

35/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Hues

30 and 33 were the winners on Instagram this week, closely followed by the glowing purples of 32. Which ones worked for you?