Monday, May 14, 2012

Pouch and a Quilt Question - It's My Party Day 1

Welcome to the first day of our 2nd annual It’s My Party and I’ll Craft if I Want To!


All week Amy (from Ameroonie Designs) and I will be celebrating our birthdays by sharing our favorite things and some projects that we are making just for us. I'm so excited for this week because I get to do some guilt-free selfish sewing and especially because I get to collaborate with Amy! Let's get this party started!

A couple weeks ago I shared some dumpling pouches that I made for my SNAP roommates using a tutorial from Michelle Patterns. I really wanted one for myself, and this birthday celebration was a great excuse to go ahead and get it done...




I also used this week as an excuse to finally decide on a color combination and pattern for the quilt I've been wanting to make for my bed. Now I can't make any excuses about why I can't get started on it (Well, I'm sure I'll come up with excuses, but they won't be good ones :) I decided to go with Allison's new Spin Cycle pattern. And, inspired by some sheets and blankets that were piled up on my dining room table, I've decided to go with this color scheme...

Fabric swatch images from Robert Kaufman.

So here's my question: is this too bright for an adult bedroom? Do you think I should use more toned down shades of these colors? I love the way these colors look together, but I'm just afraid it's going to be too much. I'm planning on going with a white background. It may just be the yellow that's freaking me out. Any thoughts? Or am I just making more excuses ;)

Make sure you hop on over to visit Amy at Ameroonie Designs to check out this fun skirt she made...


And don’t forget to stick around all week for some projects and a fantastic giveaway on both blogs on Friday... you won't want to miss it!



16 comments:

Cecilia said...

Happy Birthday! I'm visiting from Amy's blog and wanted to tell you how cute that pouch is.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I think those colors will be just fine. If you're worried about the yellow, just use it sparingly, but I love the energy it gives to the rest of the colors.
And I love the polka dots on the dumpling pouch. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
xoxo

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday Gwen. I hope you get spoiled today. I love the colors you chose.

Debra said...

I love this pouch too! I think your colors are wonderful! As long as the colors aren't in absolutely everything in the room, I don't think you will think it is too much.

quilt happy said...

happy birthday and make your quilt your way because it's your quilt.

Darcy said...

Yay for selfish sewing ;-) and HAPPY birthday! Love your pouch, seriously need to get one of those done for myself. Maybe after the bag I already have cut out..teehee. I say use the colors you like in your quilt, you're the only one who has to like it (well and your hubs but c'mon, how picky is he? he'll like it). And if perchance you don't like it you could always gift it or donate it!

Claire Jain said...

Happy Birthday!

Celeste said...

I think the quilt is a great place to add bright colors. I think the colors are definitely adult. I don't think it will be too bright unless you're painting the walls those colors too. Yipes!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

I adore your colors!! Who says that an adult room has to be neutral? I love bright colors so I have finally decided to give in and use them instead of trying to be "grown up" or "in style" and making everything look Pottery Barn white :) It will look fantastic because YOU are fantastic!

hueisei said...

Happy Birthday! ^^

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I liked Darcy's comment above "selfish sewing" - totally agree! Lovely work Gwen, really flawless sewing, the zipper is so perfect.

PS I hope you had a Happy Mother's Day as well.

Simone de Klerk said...

Good for you, to make such a sweet pouch for yourself! Thanks for the link!

Carla G said...

I love those colors! And I think you should choose whatever makes you happy! :)

Michele Pacey said...

Sweet pouch Gwen. Prettiness!

I would not get rid of the yellow. It brings warmth to your colour scheme (which is really great by the way).

Lori Kae said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

Yellow is happy, lively and vibrant and if it is makes you happy then do it. :)

Dumplings are on my to do list for my college bound graduates this weekend. I'll be seeing them in my sleep.

LeAnne said...

I am sorry I am so late commenting---HB, late.....I am sure you've already chosen your colors, but I think in the right proportions, they're fun and you'll know exactly what to do with them!
I did finally make a dumpling and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing the link....I just bought 20 zippers online so I see a few more of these in my Christmas-gift-making future!
Hugs,
LeAnne

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