Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Color Palette Perfection : :

Isn't this the most beautiful Fall color palette? I think so!

Thank you Natalie!

Yesterday, while I worked on my Wonky Pinwheel Bee Blocks, I thought a lot about the things I plan to make for our new home. I've been creating quite the list! I'm so excited to finally be able to really decorate in a way that represents our taste and style. Since we've always rented and have moved sooo much, regardless of how much I may have loved the house we were living in, I knew it was just a temporary situation. Because of that I have never had this chance to plan and dream about making a house, our home.

Wonky Pinwheel Bee Blocks

While I pieced away, I also spent some time thinking about Natalie. She clearly has great taste and a wonderful sense of color! These colors together are so warm and inviting.

Such a pretty color palette..

I thought of the last assigned bee blocks that Natalie chose for us. Those Improv Chevrons, probably my favorite blocks ever! And remembered I had made just one extra one, adding in a little navy and brown.

Improv Chevron Block

I have several, maybe a dozen or so, random quilt blocks hanging in my studio closet. I went and found that one that I had completely forgotten about, and right away thought about this pin, of an Eco-friendly Living Room via bhg.com. I love everything about it! This color palette is definitely one of my favorites, and one that both my husband and I love. I plan to use this image as inspiration for decorating our new family room.

Living Room Inspiration from BHG.com
via bhg.com

More Improv Chevrons

Today, I'm thinking that this Improv Chevron block might have to become a first new pillow, for our new home. What do you think?
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43 comments:

  1. i think that sounds perfect! this makes me want to go piece my improv chevron quilt together and finish the quilt top today! i think i will, like right now! p.s. im calling you today! ;) xo

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  2. Love the colors and think it would make a great pillow!

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  3. such gorgeous colors. And you have such a wonderful style and combines colors so well, I'm sure your home will look totally gorgeous!!!!

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  4. Love the room and the block. A perfect pillow for you new room!

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  5. How about doing my decorating.....love your room and the quilt blocks.

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  6. You inspire me so much Maureen ~ wish we lived closer ~ I'd love to know you in person!
    Both the wonky pinwheels and that chevron block so are lovely.

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    1. Thank you Elsa! I know it!! Are you going to the Sewing Summit next weekend? I wish I was!! Hopefully next year, but October is always so busy!

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  7. gorgeous wonky pinwheels! I just love everything about Autumn and that is a beautiful palette!
    The pic is lovely too and definitely a great cushion - I really love that mustard colour :)

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  8. Love the fall color palette! The one thing I miss about Potter County every year is autumn...something about the cool breeze that says good bye to summer, the smell of people starting their fireplaces, the color of the leaves before they fall from the trees...apple cider and doughnuts, pumpkins all carved and decorated...Those colors remind me of home, Maureen! Thanks for that bit of nostalgia today, I really needed it!!!

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  9. Yep, it's perfect!! And congrats on YOUR new home!! How wonderful to be able to decorate to your taste (and put holes in the walls wherever you want!!) And I love those colors in the pinwheel blocks: my favorites!!

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  10. oh that fall palette is wonderful! love the pinwheels, too - so crisp. i'm so glad we have a change in seasons, you know? just when i'm sick of summer, fall comes along.

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  11. I really love both color palettes! =D

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  12. I like your BHG inspiration picture for your new FR. Lovely colors, just like the outside of your new home. :)

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    1. Thank you! And, if I remember correctly, a similar colors carries through the front hallway into the family room. I think it will be pretty!

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  13. Love how you're planning to decorate, so exciting to be able to start from scratch and build it all up!

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  14. I love this post! The wonky pinwheels are absolutely gorgeous! And I love both your fall color palette and the idea for your living room. IF I had it to do over, that is definitely the color scheme I would use for basically the whole house. Well, maybe I'd let the kids do their own rooms, but maybe not... ;)

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  15. Maureen, you are just the sweetest! I am so glad that some of my color and design choices resonate with you, it's always so nice to know that the things I like, others enjoy too! And your new space is going to be just gorgeous, I can tell already! I will most definitely plan to stop by on one of my trips to PA once you're settled in :) I am so excited to put together our quilt this month, and your blocks look perfect.
    Oh, and that improv chevron absolutely needs to be a new pillow! I love how it incorporates all of the colors in your inspiration photo!

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  16. I love the inspirational living room! I also am in the planning phase of what I might like my home to look like...dream a little dream...

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  17. Hi Maureen,just love the wonky pin wheel and the chevron. The colours are just great as well. Going to give the wonky pin wheels ago I think.

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  18. That's a great idea! And that bhg living room is to die for, although I know I'd spill spaghetti sauce on those white chairs. :) I'm still trying to unpack over here, but I am already eyeing up my stash to see what I can use where. Owning a home sure does open up a lots more sewing possibilities!

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  19. The colours of fall are always such a favourite! They speak of warmth and home.

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  20. Love your blog - you inspire me to fit more sewing into my life!! Thanks from Gayle

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  21. Aren't fall colors just cozy and inviting?! Those colors in the inspiration photo are gorgeous and the improv chevron block will make the perfect pillow!

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  22. The improv chevron is beautiful! I also love the fall colors, they are perfection!

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  23. love the colour combo of the pinwheel blocks! gorgeous!

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  24. Ooooh! This is a lovely colour palette! I really like your chevron blocks and the inspiration photo. I like that you put a grey in the chevron. In that room, I would prefer a warm grey wall paint rather than the pinky beige. I'm excited to see how you decorate your new home.

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  25. Your pillow is going to be so pretty! I love your inspiration room and can't wait to see your take on it in your new home....I'm sure it will be beautiful!! TFS

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  26. I think that would be lovely! I like that inspiration pic.

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  27. Love these color combinations! All of them....

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