Every month I flip through my favorites (on bloglovin and flickr) to find palette inspiration for #opgivewarmth. Evidently I'm somewhat predictable, as—more often than not—subdued and mostly-monochromatic color stories beat out the more erratically vibrant (and often multicolored) ones. And that's just based on what makes it into my favorites to begin with, so I know there's a world of color combinations that I'm passing by!
In an effort to avoid becoming totally redundant—and while I take inventory of the hues we've used thus far—, I'm going with a neutral, plume-inspired collection of earthy taupes and smokey grays for September. Mostly because I love it, but also because I'm certain this one is entirely unlike any other month's. ;o) Plus I have just the right fabric stack in mind...
So there's that. ;o) And as a PSA for anyone who doesn't yet subscribe to Michael's newsletter: Oakshott is currently holding its summer clearance sale (with free shipping on large orders) through September 8! Some of my favorites (including Lyon, Summer Stripe and Impressions) are available for $7-$10 per meter, which, I have to say, is a *steal* for this ethically-produced, dreamily iridescent goodness. A s-t-e-a-l. So go on now, have a look. And if you happen to make something inspired by this palette, too, I'd love to see it pop up in the #opgivewarmth pool on IG!
For those of you who missed the announcement (or would like a refresher), this project is a monthly callout for charity blocks that will benefit My Very Own Blanket (specifically, children in the Indiana foster care system). All styles and piecing methods are welcome. I only ask two things: (1) that your block(s) fits a 3" grid system (i.e. finished sizes of 3", 6", 9", 12", 15", etc., so add a ½" to each of those to allow for seam allowance), and (2) that they mesh with that (or any prior) month's color palette.
Address for #opgivewarmth blocks:
My Very Own Blanket
c/o Sarah Sharp
P.O. Box 4586
Carmel, Indiana 46082