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Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Color Inspiration in South Texas!


Fall is in the air, and although the trees in south Texas do not give us the show of color seen elsewhere, don't feel too sorry for us! We have gorgeous sunsets! I took this photo from my front yard. The stripes in the sky are not a trick of photography. They were really there in the sky and extended all the way to the horizon behind me.(Colors are different on different monitors, but this sunset was brilliant orange!)

I love to find color inspiration in nature. Can you see these colors used in a quilt? I also try to notice just how much of a color you see in relation to other colors. For example, there is only a small amount of the rich orange in the photo above, but quite a bit of soothing blue and cream. Here is what I pulled from my stash that could be used. I may never even make a quilt form these, but if I did, I think it would be beautiful.


Oops! Sugarplum says, "Wait a minute! There's something on this fabric. Just let me move it!


There! got it!


Look around at all the inspiration outside and see if you can find something to inspire your next color scheme! 
 

                                             

14 comments:

  1. Sugarplum is such a sweet assistant. Lovely fabric!

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  2. So enjoying the sunsets and the slightly cooler weather. There was a nice breeze and long shadows cast by the trees. And, a hope for a bit of rain. Love the palette you pulled from the photo. And, Sugarplum can come pick up threads at my house anytime. Lane

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  3. Beauty is simple everywhere, regardless of where you live. Pretty picture and sweet kitty!

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  4. So pretty. Yes, we do have the most amazing sunrises and sunsets here. It's so flat here with very few trees blocking the view. Did you happen to see the sunrise I recently posted from my back porch? http://funthreads.blogspot.com/2013/09/todays-inspiration.html

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  5. What a gorgeous sunset! Sugarplum is very cute.

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  6. Beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing. And the colors of nature? God doesn't make mistakes! You can never go wrong blending the colors from what you see in nature....

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  7. What a beautiful sunset! You did a great job of choosing fabrics. Sugarplum is adorable.

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  8. I love this time of year for the colour not so much for the cold I know is coming ; )

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  9. Gorgeous photo to match those gorgeous fabrics.

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  10. What a stunning photo! Lovely colors! Beautiful kitty!

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  11. Your Texan Sunset is magical and the colors are excellent for inspiration. The fabrics you chose are sunset perfect. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  12. Love your sunset very beautiful. Don't you just love how our Kitties help us when weare quilting? Lol

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  13. What a fabulous photo and I love your fabrics. I keep threatening to use a palette from a favourite photo. I think I will make that a thing to do today. Thanks for the inspiration.
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