Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5

Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5

Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection Number 5

It feels like a really long time since I have put out a Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection. In fact, it is a long time in the life of a blog…. 12 weeks, with Christmas and New Year and two Beary Colourful Bear patterns and all sorts since then!

Since the last Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection there have been a lot of people come on board with the Beary Colourful BOM and the Monthly Colour Challenge who may not have explored the dim dark past of the Chameleon. I am truly delighted to have you all join us, and I hope you will also enjoy some of the other ideas that I explore here in between the bears. 

A quick summary of the ideas behind Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5…..

She'll be Apples FMQ design by CLever Chameleon
She’ll be Apples FMQ

In amongst the last 12 weeks of colour boards, we have explored 4 quilt design ideas, two Christmas ornament tutorials, a useful quilt marking tip, a new FMQ design and started our monthly colour focus series. Not to mention the first Beary Colourful Bear is in there as well! Phew!

Christmas Star Ornament by Clever Chameleon
Star Ornament
Bell Ornament by Clever Chameleon
Bell Ornament






When I started Colour Inspiration Tuesdays I never envisaged it to be quite that prolific! Or that I’d actually use so many of the ideas generated here. Let’s have a closer look at the last round of colour boards, just in case you missed something.

Here are the quilt designs associated with the Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5 boards:

Aurora Star:

Aurora Star quilt idea by Clever Chameleon

Blue, White and Red Flags:

Flags Quilt idea by Clever Chameleon

Leucadendron Inspired Strings:

Leucadendron quilt idea by Clever Chameleon

Poolside Picnic Fun:

Summer picnic quilt idea by Clever Chameleon

The Fifth Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection

To access the colour palettes and complete posts of Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5, click on the thumbnails below.

Red Rocket Blue color scheme by Clever Chameleon Lovely Leucadendron color scheme by Clever Chameleon Red Bear of New Beginnings color scheme from Clever Chameleon January is Red color scheme from Clever Chameleon Flying Duck Orchid color scheme from Clever Chameleon Christmas Stars color scheme from Clever Chameleon Christmas Bells color scheme from Clever Chameleon Aurora Star color scheme from Clever Chameleon English Broom color scheme from Clever Chameleon Poolside Fun color scheme from Clever Chameleon Blacklight Blue color scheme by Clever Chameleon She'll be Apples color scheme from Clever Chameleon

To finish off

Red Rocket Blue colour scheme from Clever ChamleleonDo you remember how I said that I was quite excited when I found the photo for the Red Rocket Blue color scheme? Well, I hope you have connected this board with the Blue Bear of High Hopes by now. I designed the Blue Bear way back in November 2017, so you can see why, when I found this photo in January I just *had to* use it in a colour board. Don’t you just love it when life serves you these funny little coincidences? 🙂

Green Clever Chameleon logo

I hope you feel inspired by some of the ideas in Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5. If you have missed earlier editions of the Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection, or would like to find an idea again after a time, they are all accessible via the main menu bar.


Or pin it to come back to later:

Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection 5

Regular Colour Inspiration Tuesdays are also accessible through Pinterest. Follow my Understanding Color for Quilts board for regular quilt colour inspiration. Or my whole Pinterest account for a wider selection of quilt-related boards. 

Linking up with: Freemotion by the River, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Cooking Up Quilts, Quilt Fabrication, Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation.

P.S. You might be interested…..

Are you aware that January had two full moons? At least, it did here. Further east the second full moon, known as a blue moon, was technically in February and not a blue moon at all. But more excitingly, our blue moon was also a full lunar eclipse. I was lucky enough to get a glimpse between the clouds just after midnight. If you missed it on my Facebook page, here it is. January’s blood blue moon.

Blood blue moon

I have a quilty idea sparked from this brief but special moment. But you’ll have to wait a fortnight…… next Tuesday’s Colour Inspiration is tied in with Galentine’s Day. In the meantime though, Island Batik are promoting their latest beautiful fabric called….. wait for it…… Blue Moon, and there is a fun blog hop and giveaway happening right now. So go take a look and put your name in the hat!

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