Five Things Friday…
Look at me being on top of it and posting another 5 Things Friday post already. Feeling proud of myself and waiting for my gold star 🙂
For today’s post I thought I would do a fun summer color palette fabric round up. You may remember I did a similar post with a gorgeous collection of fall inspired fabric last October Fall Fabric Inspiration
Luckily there’s even 5 colors in the palette I’m using for my starting point today so I’m considering it a win win. Plus check out those darling macaroons! Makes me wish I was in Paris again-sigh.
I found this particular palette on Pinterest which linked to Color Palettes What a great site! They even add the Hex numbers for designers or anyone really serious about exact color matching. I’m going with a close enough is good enough mentality though. I’m thinking I’ll show 3 options for each color and then what it would look like if I were pulling from my stash today. Let’s dig in shall we.
Color #1 Buttery Soft Yellow Hex number f7e293.
The first fabric I selected is this fun Architextures Crosshatch Print from Carolyn Friedlander. I have used several prints from this line and loved every one of them. They are great blenders!
Next is this great On The Road Again Dots print from Wilmington Prints. At $5.48 a yard I think I’ll grab a yard or two for my stash 🙂
Last is a fun Little Swirls print from Connecting Threads. It’s even on Clearance for $4.84 a yard. Run and grab some asap!!
Color #2 We’re going to call “Cantaloupe” Hex number fbd078.
Let’s go with my Fat Quarter Shop selection as number 1 again. This is a beautiful Art Gallery print from Sharon Holland’s Bountiful line. If you’ve ever sewn with Art Gallery fabric you know it is literally buttery soft 🙂
The second print in our “Cantaloupe” color palette is from Contempo Studio for Benartex.
Option 3 for Color #2 is another print from Connecting Threads. It is in their Chambray Tonals line and is so fun. I have actually used this very print and it’s not quite as red in real life.
All of these are great prints and I plan to pick up a couple for some yet to be determined upcoming project.
Ok Friends we’re onto Color #3 a kind of “Salmony” pink color. Hex number f36273. It’s a bit harder to “pull” fabrics in this color online but let me show you what I found.
Option #1 is a Moda Essential Dots print in peony, my favorite flower I might add 🙂
Print 2 in our “Salmony” pink group is a Susybee for Hamil Textiles print. Of all of the options in this color I would have to say this one is my favorite.
Lastly in this group is another great blender. This one is called Tropical Daze from Connecting Threads Weathered line.
Moving on to the next color in our fun summer palette. Referring back to our resource we can see a mellow white. Hex number f0f0f0 (the zeros indicate a true white).
Obviously we can use an solid white fabric from a number of manufacturers to make it easy but I’m going to show some great white on white “low volume” options.
Choice #1 is a white on white gingham print from Riley Blake. Such a great print to keep on hand!
Fabric #2 is another great Riley Blake print. This one is darling little daisies. Sometimes the white on white prints don’t translate well online but I promise it’s a bright white not a grayish tone like it appears here.
Our last white print is one of my all time favorites. I’ve used it more times than I can count and it even comes in a wide back that I love for quilt backings. Seriously it’s one of my go to prints!
We’re on to our last color in the summer palette, that beautiful turquoise that reminds me of the ocean in Maui. Hex number 2a9c9d.
My first pick is an absolutely gorgeous Alison Glass Diving Board print. It definitely works with my ocean visual 🙂
Print number 2 is a Kaffe Fassett print that I am totally swooning over. It’s already added to my cart.
Last is a fun geometric print from Connecting Threads. If you guys haven’t tried their fabric you definitely should. It is all manufactured here in the US on high quality cotton that is so soft and easy to use. Plus their prices can’t be beat!
The last piece of the puzzle is an example pulled from my own stash. It honestly took me less than 2 minutes to pull all of these fabrics together and I wouldn’t hesitate to use this combination for a number of projects. While I love some good online shopping I am even more thrilled when I can shop my own stash and go from there. After all isn’t that why we keep buying fabric with no project or plan in mind 🙂
Just to break down my “real life” fabric pull the yellow print is Art Gallery Fabrics. The “cantaloupe” print is from Connecting Threads. The “salmony” pink is from AdornIt. The white is the hand drawn lines Connecting Threads print I linked to above and last is the turquoise print which I’m uncertain where it came from. I only have about 1/3 of a yard left and the info on the selvedge has been cut off.
Anyway I hope this was helpful and if nothing else has sent you out looking for brightly colored macaroons! Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help with your next color palette project.
Until next time…
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