Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Inspiration : :

Purple + Green + Yellow + Blue

Purple + Green + Yellow + Blue
Photos via Pinterest

I really never buy purple anything for myself (for my daughter yes), but me? Nope, never. So I really surprised myself last week when I saw this lightweight, cream fabric with shades of purples, yellow, greens and blue at the fabric shop and had to bring it home. After I pulled some coordinating quilting weight cottons from my stash, right away I started sewing.

Purple + Green + Yellow + Blue

Using this palette and my new Simple Scarf Tutorial from last week, with just a few measurement adjustments, I made myself a new Fall scarf.

Patchwork Scarf

It's not very heavy and I like that. I'm not ready to layer on the wool until after the leaves have fallen. And, this way I can reach for it in the Spring again. The front is just an improv patchwork piecing of some of my favorite fabrics in these colors. I kept the width of the front 9" and kept piecing until the scarf length measured about 73". The back is made up of two pieces of the lightweight fabric sewn together to measure 9" x 73". I sewed the front and back pieces together right sides facing each other using a 1/2" seam allowance all the way around, turned it out, pressed and stitched all the way around again -- when finished this scarf measures 8" x 72".

It's not something I'll wear everyday. But making scarfs whether by knitting or sewing is just
so easy, quick, and satisfying it's just nice to do every once in a while, wouldn't you agree?

Patchwork Scarf

I'll be entering this scarf in the Wearables category of Celebrate Color. Which makes me giggle because I know that I am not a very good garment sewist. Regardless, it's fun just to join in! You should too!!!

How about you? What color combinations are you loving these days?

22 comments:

  1. The inspiration mosaic is fabulous, especially that center picture. Lovely colors! And the scarf you made for yourself is beautiful. I can definitely see how wearing it often this fall will make you a happy girl!

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  2. Love the scarf Maureen!!

    I'm not a purple gal at all either, but the combo of colors on the scarf is beautiful.

    Also love the tiles behind the sink faucet. :-)

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  3. It's a really pretty scarf Maureen. Good job!

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  4. Lovely scarf. I'm jealous of those gorgeous fabrics! I have the same Pearl Braclet but none of the other pretties. :)

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  5. i used to really not like purple - but i have found it has grown on me :) & your color combinations are spot on. so great for fall. :D lovely scarf indeed.

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  6. what -- no pompom's on the ends?! just found your blog, and must say that it's lovely.

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  7. It's very cute, and I definitely see the inspiration. :-)

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  8. Love it! The colors are perfect.

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  9. Lovely! I just got some silky malbrigo that made me happy just petting it. I can't wait to work on a scarf. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  10. I love those color combinations! So happy they are "in" this fall.
    http://fortheloveofwelleverything.blogspot.com/

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  11. I Love it Maureen!! The piecing of the colors is fantastic!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  12. The collection of fabric is gorgeous, lovely colors and patterns. I think the scarf is fantastic and will receive many compliments. Scarves are wonderful as they can dress up an otherwise dull beige ensemble and make it pop with color ... they can also add a bit of warmth on a very chilly day.

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  13. You look like Sarah McLachlan! Love the scarf.

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  14. Oooh, beautiful!! Love the colors you used!

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  15. Oh, that turned out so nice! I love the fabric colors. The blues, greens and purples in peacock feathers are inspiring me lately!

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  16. What a GREAT scarf!! And I love, love, love the purple items in your photo post -- especially the purple felted bowl.

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  17. Thanks everyone!!! Your comments are all so sweet!

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  18. love that montage of color inspiration! i could eat it!

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  19. Oh wow. Beautiful scarf. That would be perfect for me. I LOVE all things purple and yet I have nothing but one gorgeous dress that's purple in my entire wardrobe. And that dress is one I've only been able to wear ONCE which is very depressing as it's a gorgeous long purple velvet with swing jacket. Of course, all things I could have worn that dress to since the first time I wore it have all been in June and that's certainly not the time to be wearing a velvet dress. ha This scarf you made though is gorgeous with such pretty colors.

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  20. I love that you entered the Wearables category twice. Way to be a good example! I'm gonna make myself a necklace soon - promise!

    Also, your mosaics are the best. Period.

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  21. Thank you for the inspiration, because it I made a fall scarf yesterday :) and you are right, it feels good to be able to finish something so fast.
    -annabelle

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