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 9

One hundred days of curated colour header

The colours have become rather burdensome over the last couple of weeks (there have been so many distractions, not least the lure of General Election chat/angst), but I am so determined to get to 100 that I have pretty much managed to keep up with the daily schedule. I am going to keep on with my colour boards and am hoping that the love comes back a bit, as I reach the final stretch. 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 - 57/100 green pink peach lilac

57/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Currency

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 58/100 blue teal purple

58/100: Design Seeds – Summer: Color Frond

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 59/100 blue orange yellow lilac olive

59/100: Design Seeds – Wanderlust: Color Wander

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 60/100 brown pink blue teal flax

60/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Color Maker

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 61/100 peach pink cream

61/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 62/100 green

62/100: Design Seeds – Succulents: Succulent Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - 63/100 cream grey pink olive grey

63/100: Design Seeds – Flora: Flora Tones

58, 61 and 63 all managed to make it into the 100s with Instagram likes, but 61, with those glorious peaches and cream shades, was the winner. I think that 63 is my favourite – I’d love to know yours.

100 Days of Curated Colour – week 4

One hundred days of curated colour header

Doing a daily project like #The100DayProject (currently happening on Instagram) is that you realise how quickly the weeks rush away. It is the end of week 4 already and I have made 28 (actually 29, I just posted today’s) curated colour selections for my #100DaysofCuratedColour project. I am resisting the temptation to look up what the last day is!

There is an odd-palette-out this week -. On Saturday I heard a very sad and depressing story – friends of mine lives in a village which celebrates a festival at this time of year, and lots of the residents put flags out to celebrate. Two years ago, in response to the shootings at the Pulse nightclub, my friends put up a rainbow flag.. very sadly it was pulled down by some unpleasant human(s). This year the rainbow flag has gone up again, and been torn down again. As a very quick *first* response (there will be more..!), I made them a Rainbow Palette to cheer up their Facebook page. As my friend Rachel says, love always wins.

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

22/100: Design Seeds – Spring: Color Bloom

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - brights

23/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Create

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - olive purple beige

24/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Color Craft

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - rainbow colours

25/100: The Rainbow Palette for my friends

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - lilac purple mint green

26/100: Design Seeds – Spring: Spring Hues

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - olive orange

27/100: Design Seeds – Maker Hues: Paper Succulents

Color curated moodboard by Very Berry for #the100dayproject - grey yellow mustard orange

28/100: Design Seeds – Color Collage: Color Create

The favourite on Instagram by likes was 24/100, although 26/100 came an extremely close second (just 2 likes in it). Removing the Rainbow Palette from the equation, because that is obviously my favourite, my personal choice would be 27/100 – I love it – I feel I got the balance just right and that combination of olive shades with a pop of orange reminds me very much of my godmother’s home. I really enjoy the way that the palettes evoke memories and atmospheres for people, that’s one of the rewarding aspects of this project, and of sewing in general, of course. I notice that the really bright palettes are less popular – 23/100 didn’t get much love! It would be hard to work with I admit!

Which one do you like? If you want to see all of them so far, I am gradually putting them on my 100Days0fCuratedColour Board on Pinterest.