Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mood Board: Team Ruth

At our last meeting, Ruth, our President, asked us to bring in snippets of color with enough pieces to share.  Then she assembled us into groups.  Together each group used the snippets to create different color palettes.  We had to choose one color palette and brings scraps in those colors to the next meeting.  Here is the palette my group decided on.

This morning I spent some time digging through my scrap bucket.  Truth be told, it's more of a scrap black hole.  Pieces of fabric are tossed in and never seen again.  I knew the teal and yellow would be easy to find, but what about that orchid and black?!  Oy.

Not to worry.  I found two scraps of black and a few orchid-ish pieces.  I threw the solid back into the bin because it was so dark compared to the rest.  The teal with black pattern was a really happy find.  I wish I had more color prints with just a touch of black in the design.  Denyse Schmidt usually has one or two really good ones in each of her collections.  The print with the dog on it had orchid and yellow.  Yes!!!

Top Row: Central Park by Kate Spain, Denyse Schmidt, Momo, Little Apples by Aneela Hoey 
Middle Row: Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry, Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt, City Weekend by Liesl Gibson, Castle Peeps by Lizzy House
Bottom Row: Ta Dot by Michael Miller, Denyse Schmidt, Echo by Lotta Jansdotter, Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt

I'm cheekily calling it, "Team Ruth".  Looking at them all together, I am so surprised!  I never thought I had this beautiful combination lurking in my scrap bin.  I wonder what we're going to do with them on Saturday.  If you're in the area, come on by.  Bay Area Modern meets at 1:30pm at the Redwood City Public Library.

Lesson learned.  If you're looking for inspiration, take five minutes and dig through your scrap bin.  : )


  1. Nice combination! I need to do this as well for our team. Which also needs a name, but Rhonda will take care of that!

  2. I do this all the time and surprise myself each time too as you have surprised yourself. Have fun at the next meeting.

  3. Go Team Ruth! Wait, is that weird for me to say? This has me so excited for the meeting on Saturday!

  4. Love the final product. Curious...

  5. How fun. I cant wait to see what you make!

  6. Now you need to have a Team Ruth t-shirt made and wear it to the next meeting.



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