Saturday, January 14, 2012

Retro Brights

This is a little peak at what I've been working at this past week. It's a small alphabet sampler I designed quite awhile ago. It was designed using a single shade of brown, which is what I tend to do when I haven't yet decided on a color scheme. I can spend hours fussing with color selection. I've found it's better at times to simply allow inspiration to operate on its own schedule and trust that whatever is missing will present itself in time.

The color inspiration for this piece came from these wonderful retro fabrics. I was rummaging through my craft room looking for my quilting scissors when I came across them. I'd purchased them years ago to make a sewing basket for my daughter. Though not entirely my taste I have always been drawn to these 30's and 40's reproduction prints. The resulting colors in the sampler are much brighter than I'm used to working with but every once and while it's good to take a less traveled path.

My computer is slowly getting back to her old self again. Just one or two more programs to install and several hundred files to move over from the backup drive . . . but at least she's working. I know I'll have to replace her sooner or later as she's getting on in years (in computer years, anyway) but the longer I can postpone that day the better. I've become rather attached to her.

I'd every intention of starting in on some Valentine's crafts to share with you but fixing up this old girl has taken most all of my free time. Hopefully in the coming weeks I'll have some finishes to share, projects to post, and hopefully a few tutorials as well.

Until then I hope everyone enjoys the chilly Winter weekend.

xoxo

Jennie Lynn

9 comments:

Peggy Lee said...

Love the sampler AND the colors!

Jackie said...

I agree the fabric palette is bright and I like it all the same. I would like to see where you take this sampler.

cucki said...

I love it so much and colors ate so sweet xxx

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It's fun to take the path less traveled once in a while - and I'm liking this path! Look forward to seeing more...

Erin Tame Designs said...

LOVE the sampler colors!

Deborah said...

So far, I love the sampler and its colors! Can't wait to see the finish.

Pat said...

Love the colors!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I tend to like the muted shades in samplers and pinkeeps but I too like the 30s and 40s fabrics. I think the colors work for your sampler. I am anxious to see it finished.
I think it's going to be beautiful.

Catherine said...

I like what I am seeing!!