Monday, August 22, 2011

From my Design Desk- Inspired by Lettuce

Harrington and Hannah simply adore baby romaine. While fix'in their breakfast last week, I fell in love with the colors of the lettuce. The warm, yellow, greens and the deep, rich, purples.
My eye then went over to this little fella, who sits on an antique, school chair in my kitchen. Again I saw those marvelous colors mixed together.
So this weekend, I hopped on down to the quilt shop and purchased some of those fabrics. I have three designs in my head right now that need to get on paper. They will look wonderful with these fabrics. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny told me are ready to harvest them. Hee,hee,hee.

Are ya'll lov'in them as much as I am?

xx,

29 comments:

evelyn said...

Love your fabrics! Great idea to follow natures design-if the colours go together in nature, they are bound to go together in a quilt! Can't wait to see the pattern you create.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

awww how sweet! The fabrics are so pretty.

JCnNC said...

Love these colors - when I posted pictures of the Farmer's Market on my blog, I immediately wanted a quilt made out of the colors of the peppers - still planning to. I still have never been able to duplicate/find the Spring green of new growth I see every year. Still looking. Judy C in NC

The Fab Furs said...

Inspiration derived from the buns' salad colors means they should get royalty payments. (Good colors!)

Jillayne said...

I am loving it too Shell! Harrington and Hannah are pretty clever rabbits I think - they entertain AND they inspire!
Can't wait to see what you "toss" together...

sunny said...

Love those colors! I suppose Hannah and Harrington will take full credit, since you were fixing their meal!

Jane said...

Gorgeous colour combi, can't wait to see what clever design you come up with. I'm in love with that wooden bunny that sits on your antique school chair, where do you find such adorable pieces?
Have a good week and love to the buns xxx

Sherri said...

Shell, what beautiful, rich colors-they are just beautiful together! Enjoy creating!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I have to laugh, but that quote about inspriation coming from anywhere is so true. And yes, I adore the combo (and bunny with the wreath)... looking forward to seeing more!

Julie said...

I absolutely love the combination. I'm going to check in my stash and see what I have that would work. I had never looked at foods to see what colors are there. You just opened a new door for me! Thanks, Shell!

Kris said...

Oh, yummy colors - my colors!! :-)) Can't wait to see what you are going to do with them!!! Kris

Jade said...

"Lettuce" contemplate these lovely colors for a moment--and declare them absolutely gorgeous! They certainly complement Mr. and Mrs. Bunny quite nicely. I also love your kitchen-chair bunny and his beautiful wresth.

Mr. Mick sends nose bonks and bunny kisses to his beloved Auntie Shell. :)

Christine M said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jeanette said...

I love those colours Shell. Can't wait to see what you are making. Hugs to you & the Bunnies.

Fiona said...

How clever to get your inspiration from the colours in your lettuce... looks lovely....
Hugz

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. The colors are beautiful. I often look at colors in nature and dream up ways to use them while knitting sweaters, etc.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Love your colors and fabric choices, Shell! Can't wait to see what you decide to make with them.
xoxo
Donna and Tag

Rabbits' Guy said...

Perfect! A HUGE Salad Quilt!

Allie said...

Inspired by lettuce- brilliant, Shell!

Kasia said...

The colours are lovely and from what I see in their patterns, those are great as well! Im all for! :D

Hugs,

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful colours! I love the idea of a quilt inspired by salad leaves...

DebbieM said...

These are my favorite colors, I tend to always lean toward greens and blue hues. A little purple in your case is beautiful. I also like to add some browns and rust. I'm a totally rustic kind of gal, I guess! Just beautiful, Shell!

Hef's Mom said...

What a lovely color scheme!

Carrie P. said...

Inspiration from lettuce. That's a new one but it works. Love the new fabrics.

Lisa said...

Love love love the color scheme and how your inspiration came about :) Can't wait to see what you do!!! Hope you're avoiding the hurricane?

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

Adore your colour scheme and choice of fabrics. The quilt is going to be beautiful and can't wait to see it all finished. How neat that you got the inspiration from the lettuce leaves. Stay safe from the hurricane, will be hoping that it goes elsewhere.

Have a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Shell,

This is a lovely post.
And i love your fabric, the colors are so lovely and beautiful.

Groetjes..Marijke

Yollie, the human of Fairy Castle Farm said...

I most certainly am loving the fabrics and colours! Mr and Mrs Bunny are just adorable too! take care Yollie xox

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Our babies get organic baby lettuces every morning for breakfast too, I love it that our babes eat the same thing:D That 2nd rabbity guy is GORGEOUS...and can't wait to see your harvest inspired designs. XO Mandy.