Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Poolside Fun

Poolside Fun color scheme from Clever Chameleon

Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Colour Spring-Boards for your Quilt, Craft and Decor Ideas

Over the closed winter period, our local outdoor public pool has redecorated. Just a paint job mostly, but I like it. The colours chosen are fresh, fun and summery – like an outdoor pool should be. There are also a few extra shade sails and some new furniture. Not extravagant, but useful and happy. πŸ™‚

I like the new colours. Specifically, I like them in this space. They work very well here and add nicely to the atmosphere. I wouldn’t like them in my home, with the possible exception of a child’s bedroom. I probably wouldn’t like them in a work office either. But they are appropriate for a recreational space like the pool.

Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Poolside Fun colour scheme

Wouldn’t these colours make a great picnic quilt? Something that makes you want to take it to the beach or the park or the pool. A quilt that reminds you that outings are fun (once you get there!! πŸ™‚ ) and says “Let’s go!!”.

Here’s my quick diagram of an idea that came to mind:

Poolside Fun Icy-pole quilt idea
Poolside Fun Icy-pole quilt idea

This wouldn’t be difficult to make. Just a bit time consuming on the icy-poles.

Do you have a picnic quilt? Did you make it yourself? Tell me, have you water-proofed it in anyway? I am wondering if there is something better for the underside of picnic quilts than quilting weight cotton? Or an internal layer that will make it more serviceable and less prone to collecting prickles and transferring dampness from the ground? Recycled denim perhaps? Or recycled rubber-backed curtains? If you have relevant experience to share, I’d love to know. πŸ™‚

Pineapple Farm color scheme from Clever Chameleon P.S. Warning: The pineapples are still out there, stalking quilters. They’ve now got into Anita’s blog at Domestic Felicity. She is making a lovely pineapple quilt for her November One Monthly Goal. Go on, go have a look.

P.P.S. Linking up to some fun linky parties: Love Laugh Quilt, Cooking Up Quilts, Fiber TuesdaySew Fresh Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts., Busy Hands Quilts

4 Replies to “Colour Inspiration Tuesday: Poolside Fun”

    1. Hi Denise, thanks for the lovely feedback – I really enjoy doing the color inspirations, although it was tough getting my head back into it after doing it everyday and then suddenly having a week off! It is always nice to know someone else is enjoying them too. Thanks so much for commenting and have a lovely week.

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