Palette Parade: Rosy

When Evelyn Bea was just a wee babe, we took a day out to visit Hershey Gardens, to enjoy the sights and take some pictures.  It was a hot summer day and the sun was high in the sky by the time we got there, but as a mom-of-a-newborn I was just happy to be out of the house and in a beautiful spot with said newborn sleeping cozily in her sling.

The roses were in their full glory that day and even though I’m not usually a rose kind of person, I do love the colors I captured that day.

Soon Evelyn will graduate to her own big girl bed and I’d love to make her a new quilt using sweet girly prints and rosy hues.   A little bit of pale sky blue would ground all that pinkiness and add depth.

1.Free Spirit Designer Solids Dark Coral 2.Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Linen 3.Kate Spain Honey Honey Apiary Coral 4.Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Flesh 5.Bonnie and Camille Marmalade Sugar Raspberry 6.Liberty of London Tana Lawn Suria 3161-D 7.Patty Sloniger Les Amis Star Pods Coral 8.Sandi Henderson Fresh Cut Flowers Poppy 9.Laurie Wisbrun Olive The Ostrich Scroll Red 10.Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet Glacier 11.Sweetwater Noteworthy Bucket List Blue Mist 12.Tula Pink Salt Water Ocean Ponies Coral 13.Kate Spain Cuzco Citadel Fuchsia

And lots of white would keep it light and fresh for a little girl’s room.

All fabric images courtesy of Pink Chalk Fabrics

This quilt would be so easy to cut and piece.  When I piece by machine, I like it to be something I can just sit and chain-piece without thinking too much and this definitely fits the bill.  If I want to fiddle with a bunch of little pieces that have to go together in just the right way, I’d rather be in a comfy chair away from the machine, English Paper Piecing.  Nice and easy, that’s my machine piecing style!

4 thoughts on “Palette Parade: Rosy

  1. Jess, I love the way you showed matching fabrics right next to the photos — it’s so effective! And it’s incredible how closely these ones match the colours. These Hershey Garden photos are just so beautiful and restful to look at — especially now, when it’s 15 degrees outside!!!

  2. Looking forward to seeing this one! It does look so sweet and fresh, I’m sure Evelyn will love it. Beautiful selection of fabrics and really nice balance in the design.

  3. We have a great rose garden about 4 blocks from home here in Brookland and I have had the same experience getting out in early summer to see and photograph the profusion of roses blooming is an amazing experience. Your photos really capture that day and I love the how you show us fabrics to reflect that feeling. This really gives that color ROSE some meaning! Here is a link to some of mine tagged Monastery on Flickr. Seeing yours makes me want to be sure to go again this spring!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodcut55/tags/monastery/

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