Using colour palettes for stitching inspiration

Thank you all so much for your kind words about my One Hundred Day Project #100daysofcuratedcolour on Instatram – I am so pleased that so many of you are finding enjoyment and inspiration from my curated selections of fabric and haberdashery, using colour palettes from Design Seeds.

I am finally finding the opportunity to use some of my colour moodboards to put together fabrics for some actual stitching, and they are proving to be so helpful.

Here’s the photo I took back on day 26 of the challenge:

the100daysproject day 26

Here’s the original Design Seeds photo:

And here’s the patchwork mini-hoop I finished yesterday:

Spring Hues mini patchwork wonky log cabin hoop art

Spring Hues mini patchwork wonky log cabin hoop art close up

The central patchwork wonky log cabin block is 1.5 inches square, and the hoop is 3 inches across (available from my sponsors Cloud Craft. The fabrics are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons, Kona solids, Kaufman Essex linen and Liberty lawn.

The curated colour pics are proving to be an excellent starting point for me – I’m definitely feeling the benefit! I love it when a plan comes together, don’t  you?!

100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 10

Another week passes! There’s nothing like doing a daily project to make you mindful of the passing time…! If you’re here for the first time – a recap – I’m doing the 100 Day Project on Instagram (#the100dayproject), creating flat lay photos of fabrics and haberdashery based on palettes I glean from Design Seeds. You can see all my collections on my Instagram feed with the tag #100daysofcuratedcolour, and you can also find them, very nicely presented on my Pinterest board – Curated Colours for Stitching Inspiration.

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 64/100 green gold pink lilac

64/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Charmed Flora

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 65/100 maroon burgundy pink cream blue

65/100: Market Hues: Fresh Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 66/100 purple lilac green cream

66/100: Design Seeds – Market Hues: Fresh Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 67/100 purple lilac orange peach

67/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Horizon

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 68/100 peach pink green blue

68/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Hut Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 69/100 purple green grey

69/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 70/100 grey beige flax blue cream

70/100: Design Seeds – Creature Color

I’m always surprised by how much people love the more neutral or single tone palettes. Or maybe I do a better job of them because they are a bit easier. Anyway, 70 was the winner over on Instagram this week, closely followed by 66 and 64. I think I agree with everyone else – what do you think?

100 Days of Curated Colour – Week 8

One hundred days of curated colour header

I’ve had some busy times over the last couple of weeks (of which more another time!) but I am still just about managing to keep up with my 100 Day Project on Instagram (#the100dayproject)  – although sadly my plans to do something a little bit different for the second 50 days have had to be shelved for now.

So I am going to keep on with my colour boards and carry on enjoying them. You can see all my collections on my Instagram feed with the tag #100daysofcuratedcolour, and you can also find them, very nicely presented on my Pinterest board – Curated Colours for Stitching Inspiration.

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 50/100 grey red charcoal taupe

50/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: A Door Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 51/100 purple blue lilac pink yellow

51/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Wander

the100daysproject day 52Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 52/100 purple green pink

52/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Hues

the100daysproject day 52Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 53/100 green orange blue

53/100: Design Seeds – Autumn: Color Bridge

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 54/100 green blue olive green

54/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Holiday

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 55/100 green blue pink red lilac

55/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Play

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 56/100 faun beige taupe flax blue
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56/100: Design Seeds – Nature Made: Color View

 

I did some of the tricky ones that I had been avoiding this week – the ones that are a real mix of colours, like 51 and 55 in this selection, are the hardest to do because there’s very little margin for error, and you have to get the colours exactly right or they are less likely to work with each other. The ones that are tones/hues of just one or two colours are much easier. I thought 56 would be hardest because I didn’t think I had that many pale browns/creams/pale blues I had in my collection, but actually it was very easy to put together, and was the most popular choice on IG with 102 likes, closely followed by 53/100 with 94 likes. The least popular this week (I’ve decided to name and shame!) was 51/100 – that was rather a surprise to me, I thought it would be one of the more popular choices.

What are your thoughts this week? Do you like the soft calming shades of 56/100 too?