Friday, March 18, 2016

Color Play Friday: Starburst

If you're new here, welcome! We have a fun Color Play Friday giveaway for you today!

But what is Color Play Friday, you ask?

Every Friday, Lorinda at Laurel, Poppy and Pine and I host a weekly challenge open to all our blogger friends. Every game needs rules and you can find them, along with our palette composition tutorials and my past palettes on the #colorplayfriday page.

It's a great way to challenge ourselves, grow our color knowledge, and work with color combinations we never would have considered otherwise.

We have an amazing group of ladies participating with us each week; be sure to check out the links to their blogs later in this post.

Would you like to play along? Let us know by emailing

On to the giveaway!!

This week, Stash Fabrics is sponsoring a "Burst Your Stash" giveaway of both my and Lorinda's bundles. We will have two winners- one winner gets my bundle and the other Lorinda's. How fun!

This giveaway will be open for entries until Wednesday, March 23 at 9pm Pacific Time. Winners will be contacted on March 24th and announced during next week's Color Play Friday.

To enter, you must be subscribed to both the Color Play Friday monthly newsletter and Stash Fabric's newsletter. When you subscribe, make sure you respond to the confirmation email you receive. Otherwise you won't show up on our lists!

If you are a Color Play participant, don't fret- you are eligible to win as well!

The Color Play Friday newsletter comes out on the last Friday of each month and contains a recap of the month's palettes and bundles from Lorinda and I, news and updates from each of our blogs, and links to that month's participants. From time to time, you will also get a bonus mailing letting you know about special events or giveaways, but we will keep that to a minimum.

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Stash Fabric's newsletter is a great way to stay up-to-date on all their newest fabrics and what's on sale. When you subscribe, you are also entered into their monthly fabric giveaway.

If you simply must have my or Lorinda's bundles (or both!), you don't have to wait to win one! Stash fabrics has graciously offered a small number of these bundles available for sale. You can find them at the following links:

In an Otter Life Burst Your Stash Bundle

Laurel, Poppy and Pine Burst Your Stash Bundle

Burst Your Stash Completely Bundle

This Week's Palette:

I really wanted to pull as many bright and fun colors as possible. The idea what obviously to get them all to play well together, but just in case the color calibration on my monitor is off I wanted to also make sure these were fabrics that would cheerfully burst into an existing stash!

My Fabrics
(obviously they are all from Stash Fabrics)

Metallic Gold Stripe in Orchid by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel
Paprounes in Crimson by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery
Colibri in Mustard by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel
Handcrafted -Plus in Strawberry by Alison Glass for Andover
Blueberry Park -Allotments in Pewter by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman
Modern Background Paper -Newsprint in Graphite Off White by Zen Chic for Moda

By the looks of it, they all turned out perfectly together. I'm going to have to order the set for myself!

Be sure to check out Lorinda's blog so you can see the other fabric bundle you could possibly win this week!

The Participants:

Sarah G at Sarah Goer Quilts
Yvonne at Quilty Dream
Christina at Love Hazel Honey
Mindy at Quilting Mayhem
Bethany at Sew Not Perfect
Sarah S at 123 Quilt
Steph at Shimmy and More

Next Week:

If you would like to join us in #colorplayfriday this is our photo next week. Be sure to email us at so we can get you filled in and included in the link share. :)


  1. Love it, Trina. How cool to see the picture of the actual fabrics. I especially love those first two fabrics together. One of these days I'm going to put the actual fabrics together. They really look great. And thanks for the giveaway as well.

    1. I also intended to mention how much I like that you incorporated that greeny-yellow/mustard color (what would you call it)? I saw that when I was working on mine and thought, "How on earth would I fit this in?" Now I know!

    2. Thank you!
      Mustardy Chartreuse? lol I'm not sure what the name of that color is, but it is fun.

  2. Love your bundle! This is kinda where I was headed. Then, I scrapped it and came up with all new pics. It's always a blast. This would be an awesome bundle to win!

    1. I went so many different directions with this bundle, like most fridays, but the Art Gallery was "the one"!

  3. I love your bundle this week. It's so neat to see the actual fabrics side by side.

    1. Thank you. And I agree, its always hard to know for sure if the fabrics will work together when viewing through a screen, but seeing them in the picture is awesome. I've already spent my quilting budget for this month (not sure how that happened so soon!) but next month I plan on ordering this bundle from Stash.

  4. You got the greys AND a green, awesome. I didn't think I would like the grey but it just took someone else to point it out with a good fabric choice.

    1. Grey is such a nice neutral color, its kind of like white to me, and I find it easier to work with than black. :)