Friday, November 18, 2016

Color Play Friday: Backyard Rest

This week is a picture of Lorind'as doggy lounging in the back yard.  What gets me the most about this picture is how she must have been laying across the ground to capture it! Its such a good photo though, perfect for the family album.

I kind of rushed getting this put together because I'm really struggling with time management lately. As a result I really feel like the yellow sticks out like a sore thumb, but I just don't have time to work it out - I mean its Friday right now so I'm already late not to mention weeks behind with the other photos! If I could justify more time for this fun project I would totally work out they tellow and try to pull a deep or rosier brown.

The Fabrics:
Fiskers in Navy
The Cottage in Multi
Timberland in Trunk
Pouncy Balls in Neutral
Stardust in Golden Canyon

The Participants:
Trina from In An Otter Life (That's me)
Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Sarah from 123Quilt

If you are interested in participating please email colorplayfriday at

Friday, October 28, 2016

Color Play Friday: Library of Congress

I've had to take a little break from Color Play Friday, but now I'm back! Hopefully, everything is in order and I won't have to take any more breaks because I really miss this creative challenge.

I took this picture at the Library of Congress in 2013. The place was amazing! There was literally to much for one person to see, especially on a short trip, so I tried to take as many pictures as possible!

I decided to turn the palette Christmas-y because even though Halloween and Thanksgiving haven't passed yet I'm really starting to get anxious about celebrating and decoration for Christmas!

The Fabrics:
Buck Forest Knit in Silver
Net in Orange
XOXO in Thistle
Nighttime Gander in Navy
Puff in Mustard

The Participants:
Trina from In An Otter Life (That's me)
Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Sarah from 123Quilt
Steph from Shimmy and More

If you are interested in participating please email colorplayfriday at

Friday, October 7, 2016

Color Play Friday: Fall Walk

Lorinda took this photo while we were on an impromptu morning walk earlier this month with our friends and the kids.  The leaves started changing mid-September, but the change is in full bloom now.  I love it.

This week I picked out fabric from Spoonflower that reminded me of all the fun things fall brings for us.

The Fabrics:
Autumn Apples
Pumpkin Spice
Slumber Showers
Falling for Fall
Fall Trees

The Participants
Trina at In An Otter Life (That's Me!)
Lorinda at Laurel, Poppy and Pine
Steph at Shimmy and More
Sarah at 123Quilt

Friday, September 30, 2016

Color Play Friday: French Coffee

Things are starting to look normal around.  I'm a little scared to say it, but I think we can finally ease into our fall routine.  We have made it through our first calm, full school week of the year, and things everything is starting to fall in place.  I mean obviously, I'm always behind schedule compared to what I want to do, but that's because there aren't enough hours in the day for all my ideas and plans -prioritizing is important.

Anyway, even though I'm in a spill your guts writing mood I need to move this along since I have a date with the Long-Arm Machine this morning and need to make sure I'm completely prepared for that!

This week's photo is another one of my #foodie shots while on my DC -NYC-Buffalo Trip the fall of 2013.  Le Pain Quotidien is one of my most favorite places to eat in the US.  (Seriously I've been to 27 states and this place made my top 5 places to eat in all of them --- and it is a small chain!!! I wouldn't believe it either, but I ate there 3 times in one 11 day trip, it was so fantastic I dream of that organic french pressed coffee and those little bowls! hahaha)

The Fabrics:
Up Do in Night by Kim Andersson for Windham
Libs Stitches in Stratosphere by Karen Lews for Robert Kaufman
Candy Dot in Shell by Hawthorne Threads
Paper Stars in Celestial by Hawthorne Threads
Petite Fleur in Mulberry by Hawthorne Threads

The Participants:
In An Otter Life (That's Me)
Laurel, Poppy and Pine (She's my co-hostess)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Color Play Friday: Boys on the Beach

It has been an exciting and crazy week here.

My Momma came for a visit! It had been about 848 days since I last saw her so it was a big deal! She was able to see a lot of the area around where we live, and more importantly she was able to meet Nathan and the Little One for the first time! Of course, they've talked on the phone and Skyped, but this was the first time for them to meet each other in person.  The 4 1/2 days was so special and wonderful!

It was jammed pack too, and I'm still catching up from taking the vacation, but everything is starting to fall back in place. This just happens to be why I'm just now writing my post at 4:00pm PST!

Also, I think I have used a few of these fabric before -like before they were actually in the shop, but I just saw them again the other day and fell in love with them all over again so I decided to make them work with the palette! I think I see some of these coming home with me in the very near future!

All of the fabrics are from Dear Stella and can be found here along with their coordinates.

The Participants:
In An Otter Life (That's Me)
Laurel, Poppy and Pine (She's my co-hostess)
Sarah at 123 Quilt

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Color Play Friday: Naked at the Airport

Hello Friday!

We just finished our first full week of school! Oh my! I'm beat! Of course its 10pm Thursday evening and I have a mountain of things still left to accomplish for the week! (I really feel like I may set unrealistic goals for myself!) So I made this as simple for everyone as possible!

First of all!

(Both winners from my blog have been contacted.)

Linda, won my bundle, and Stephanie won the bundle from Quilting Mayhem!!!

Now for getting Naked at the Airport hehehehe

This is a bit of a cheat because all of the fabrics are from the Painters Canvas Collection by Laura Gunn, but seriously everyone does need all of these.  They are fantastic blenders and the colors are beautiful!

Maybe the other participants had a little bit more time to invest in their bundles this week. I'm curious to see what everyone else came up with because there are a surprising amount of colors in this photo.

The Participants:

Friday, September 9, 2016

Color Play Friday: Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday Color Play Friday!!!!

It is hard to believe that Lorinda and I started this project a year ago!!! We wanted a fun way to test and grow our color skills while providing more content for our blogs, and it worked! It has be so fun for the two of us, and we've even been lucky enough to have other people want to join in with us!

To celebrate the first year under our belts we've decided to host a huge Birthday Bash!!! At one of the game nights Lorinda hosts we photographed (and devoured) a fun birthday cake with as many colors as possible to make this week's photograph a basic free for all! We also came up with some giveaways!!! There are four!! I know right? Shut the front door!!?

Here I'm giving away a bundle of five Cotton and Steel Fat Quarters along with a Don't Look Now Pattern "Lilly Pilly"!!!

Plus, Quilting Mayhem has sponsored a bundle of five Tula Pink Slow and Steady fat quarters!!!

On Laurel Poppy and Pine you will find Lorinda's giveaway bundle as well as the $25 gift certificate provided by Hawthorne Threads!!!

All you have to do is visit our blogs and comment on the posts! That's it! four winners will be randomly selected!  If you want to leave a comment about what you would do with your prize if you when I'd love to hear your ideas! Giveaway closes on Wednesday and the Winners will be announced on next Friday's #colorplayfriday posts!

For now though, check out my bundle this week!!!

The Fabrics:

The Participants:

If you would like to participate in Color Play Friday please contact us at colorplayfriday @gmail dotcom.