I am so happy to see that I have such creative people to craft along with! I have always liked Colette Patterns' Palette Challenges and wanted to incorporate it into this year's FESA. As I was going through my fabric stash looking for the ones I want to use, I sat back for a moment and reflected on just how lucky I am.
See that photo up there? That represents the two palettes I have chosen for FESA and every single piece came from my stash. Hamilton has an excellent fabric district and I am very pleased to say that each piece you see there was bought on sale or at a deep discount. Not only do I feel extremely lucky to be able to purchase such gorgeous materials, but I am at the stage in my sewing where I can go to my sewing room and essentially make anything I dream up; notions included.
I also feel very lucky to know all the staff that work at Fabricland and Discount Fabric Mart. It is always a pleasure to walk in there and, not only be able to pass a very pleasant time shopping for my next makes, but to sit and chat about sewing. It's that small town feel that I wouldn't trade for anything!
Palette #1: Red Raspberry
It was impossible for me to set on just one palette, so I went with happy, cheerful colours I love to wear in fabrics that are warm, cozy, and pretty. My first palette runs from rich reds to warm pinks; some of my very favourite colours.
From left to right:
Flannel backed red cotton plaid
Red cotton twill
Red cotton polka dot
Modblooms in Red by Patty Young (there is a bolt of this as Discount Fabric Mart!)
Raspberry lightweight wool (thrifted)
Fucshia ponte knit
Pink stripe knit from Girl Charlee
Pink cotton twill
Pink cotton polka dot
Palette #2: Blue Green
I am a huge fan of rich blue greens, as you can see by this photo. Last year I knitted a lovely pullover in Spruce and have fallen more in love with this palette ever since.
From left to right:
Navy cotton twill
Sapphire corduroy ($3/m at Fabricland!)
Sapphire stretch twill
Nova Scotia cotton plaid
Teal ponte knit
Teal corduroy ($3/m at Fabricland!)
Turquoise cotton twill
Turquoise cotton polka dots
Gardenia in Blue by Patty Young cotton knit
Will you be sewing with a palette for FESA? What colours do you find most inspiring?