Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4

Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4 from Clever Chameleon

Colour Inspiration Tuesday, 31 Days of Everyday Quilt Inspiration Finale and October 2017 Roundup, all in one!!!

Well! 

Today is the last day of the 2017 Write 31 Days bloggers’ challenge! I’m actually not sure how I feel about that! A little sad…. A little joyous! Lost….. Free….. Excited…. Tired. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.

I learned a lot. About myself, about quilting, about the world around me, about blogging. I noticed things I normally pass by and learned more about those things so that I could write about them. I found others’ blog posts on related topics. My blog post writing speed is now faster; and for better or worse, my posts are probably sounding more like the unedited me. I really hope you enjoyed the series and got something out of it. If you have been reading along – faithfully or sporadically – Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Finding Quilt Inspiration in the Everyday: Day 31

It seems fitting that today being both a Colour Inspiration Tuesday and the last day of my 31 Days of Finding Quilt Inspiration in the Everyday series, that we should be due for another Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection. Another set of 12 mood boards to inspire your crafts and quilts.

Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4

A quick summary of the ideas behind Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4…..

Since the last Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection we have used colour boards as a springboard to talk about getting the colours you want from your photos, how the contrast between a silhouette and a sunset makes the colours more brilliant, and how magnifying the things around you can give you a whole new perspective.

There was a new quilt design and a revisit of an old one. 

Tanna Island quilt design
New: Tanna Island quilt design
Sunset Wall quilt design
Revisit: Sunset Wall quilt design, coloured three ways

There was also one quilting design in the mix: Bougainvillea Surprise.

Bougainvillea Surprise quilting motif
Bougainvillea Surprise quilting motif

The Fourth Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection

To access the colour palettes and complete posts of Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4, click on the thumbnails below.

Silhouettes at Sunset color scheme from Clever Chameleon Bougainvillea Surprise color scheme from Clever Chameleon Mt Yasur Sunset color scheme from Clever Chameleon Mt Yasur Explosion color scheme from Clever Chameleon Silhouettes at Sunset, Port Vila color scheme from Clever Chameleon Pineapple Farm color scheme from Clever Chameleon Flanders Poppies color scheme from Clever Chameleon Spring Poppies color scheme from Clever Chameleon Frangipani Colours colour scheme from Clever Chameleon Purple Bougainvillea color scheme from Clever Chameleon Quangdong Christmas color scheme by Clever Chameleon White Cedar color scheme from Clever Chameleon

Beyond mood boards and their associated posts

But October 2017 was so much more than just mood boards! We had a tutorial on Shadow Trapunto, joined in the Art with Fabric Blog Hop and met my great aunt.

Shadow Trapunto with Felt tutorial
Shadow Trapunto with Felt tutorial
Pacific Cleaner Shrimp art quilt
Art with Fabric blog hop

 

We looked at lots of quilt design ideas. In addition to the two from Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4, there were 5 others of note. 

Abstract Pandanus quilt design
Abstract Pandanus quilt design
Hopscotch picnic quilt design
Hopscotch picnic quilt design
Fun smiley face quilt design
Fun smiley face quilt design
Backgammon picnic quilt design
Vanuatu turtle quilt design
Vanuatu turtle quilt design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were two discussions about appliqué inspiration, including a free downloadable file of 6 gecko shapes.

Hermit crab appliqué
Hermit crab design
Gecko silhouettes
Gecko silhouettes

And we also explored the ideas that have inspired some of my quilts in the past. Here are two of my favourites.

Children's Drawings
Children’s Drawings
fabric scrap quilt
Other People’s Scraps

Even after all of these, there were still plenty more ideas…. For more colours from October visit Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 3. For the entire 31 Days of Everyday Quilt Inspiration series, start here. This latter post contains the complete list of links to the whole series.

Staying Connected

I hope you had a wonderful October. I sure did, although I hope you managed to fit in more quilting or sewing than me. And I also wish you all the best for a November full of blessings.

red Clever Chameleon logoThis coming month I will be sharing tutorials for two Christmas tree decorations made primarily of fabric and other scraps from my quilting adventures. One of these will be part of a much bigger project – the 2017 Ornament Exchange, with tutorials from 47 different bloggers. If you don’t want to miss these, sign up for email reminders on the sidebar or follow along on Bloglovin’. We will also be revisiting the Splash of Color Quilt Along at some point soon.

If you like colour inspiration, you can find all my previous mood boards anytime in one easy location on the main menu. Or keep an eye on my Pinterest account

So that was October. November awaits, ready or not! See you there!

P.S. Now that I have finished my own 31 day blog series, I will have more time to catch up with some of the other writers who participated. Have you read any of the other Write 31 Days series from this year? Would you recommend any? 

I can recommend an excellent series to you. My blog friend Joy from “Days Filled with Joy” wrote a fantastic series on 31 Days of Earning  from Sewing and Quilting! It’s all about how to turn your quilt hobby into cash and it’s very thoughtfully written. Joy is also an extremely lovely individual and has a nice community of quilt friends that interact regularly around her blog. Pop over, say hi and tell her I sent you. 🙂

P.P.S. Linky parties I enjoyed this week:
Cooking up Quilts, Love, Laugh, Quilt, The Quilting Room with Mel, FreeMotion by the River, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts.

2 Replies to “Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 4”

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I’ve enjoyed your series a lot.. it will be a great one to come back to time after time! Lots of lovely inspiration! xx

    1. Hi Joy, the shout out is well deserved. I definitely only send my readers to places I like to go myself. Well done on your very helpful and thought provoking series. Looking forward to an ebook or two! 🙂

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