Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wow Falling for Colour


I'm not sure if I really have a favourite season.  I do really like how the seasons change the rhythms of my life.  I got some hand dyes from Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber.  These are the colour wheel palettes and I just luv them.

Fall is always a rush to get things finished up from summer and prepared for winter.  Each year we do better and I'm looking forward to enjoying mellow autumns once we get organized.  I am busy reworking our kitchen but still have a few finishing touches for the dining and sitting rooms.  I need a wall hanging for the dining room and I am thinking leaves and/or trees but with a modern twist.  I have been enjoying Melody Johnson's Make me a Quilt series. I'd kind of like to meld Vicki's fabrics and Melody's technique and add my own twist to it.

This is pretty much the selection and colour range I want.

I do have some prefused leaves to play with although I probably won't use these particular ones.

Here is a pre dawn, hot of the press shot!  Not exactly staged but this is the general look as I am also finishing up the decorating in this room and choosing curtains for the slider in the adjoining sitting room. The Rooster wants curtains! ;)  I need to decide on a hanging system for these wall hangings that will change each season.  I'm leaning towards a hidden one.  I am also thinking that a square shape would be best, that just about fills the space with a 4-6 inch border of wall showing all around

Perhaps some of the visitors from The Needle and Thread Network  will have some suggestions that I haven't even thought of yet as my brain may be also in a pre dawn fog!  LOL

8 comments:

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh wow, your bargello is beautiful, Ellen! I hope you link it up to OctoberQuest 2. A hidden system sounds good if all your pieces will be the same size. Is that your plan? Love those fabrics! Yummy!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Yummy colored fabric, I'm sure you will make something amazing out of them. Did you make that wall quilt? It is beautiful!

Mary Ann said...

Lovely fabrics.....a hidden hanging system sounds good and hangings changing with the seasons sounds lovely too:)

Createology said...

Elle your room is fantastic. Warm and cozy. I don't know about hanging quilts but I like your idea. The one I see is stunning. Great new fabrics to play with. Falling into Autumn Bliss Dear...

Vicki W said...

I love your room and can't wait to see what you do with the fabrics!

rtquilter said...

Looks really great elle! I like the Bargello too! very nice.

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful new fabrics, and I like your plan for them. A hidden system sounds like a good idea - how will you do it?

Regina said...

That is a lovely room with its yellow walls - I used about 7 gallons of yellow this spring in my house .....