|Image from Starbucks
I was standing in line for coffee yesterday (as you do) and out of the corner of my eye I saw this display of coffee beans. The colors on the packaging were so gorgeous together and I thought they would make a great quilt! I brought a bag home with me, made a pot of coffee and started pulling fabrics. What? Doesn't everyone do that? : D
The first color I saw and I kept looking at it, was the coral. I don't have very much coral in my stash, but I started choosing anything that had a hint of that sherbety pinky-orange color. I have a few new prints from Aneela Hoey's line, Posy, that were perfect. Luckily I found a couple more that didn't quite match, but played nicely together.
Next I picked out some deep teals. I was looking for really saturated tones and a variety of motifs. Arrows, paisleys, fans and of course, pezzy!
There are a lot of greens in my stash and they range from sour yellow-greens to serene blue-greens. I was looking for something similar to the leaf in the lower right of the package. Kind of a citron with a bit of an earthy edge to it. What would you call that anyways? Asparagus??
The aquas were easy because I have so many of them. I held each one up to the teals to help narrow it down. At the top of the coffee bag is this really pretty soft lemony yellow color. I almost didn't include it, but I realized that as an accent it really helps the coral, teal and citron colors shine.
These colors are very fresh and summery and they would look good on a white background. Look at how pretty they also look against the silvery gray of the package. I added some grays and this pretty stack is as far as I've gotten. Now I just need to decide what to make.