Red. Yellow. Blue. The flat, crayon-colored trio never did anything for me. But infuse some variation - dusty hues, rich browns, shimmering turquoise, jungle green - and Almost Primary takes on a whole new life, a cozy familiarity that welcomes me home.
|Anna Maria Horner quilt, graphic, room|
It's safe, but not boring. Colorful, but not loud. It's not quite Americana, but close.
|quilt, bouquet, porch, phone|
Go lighter, go whiter for vintage flare. Red becomes coral. Yellow mellows, and blue is reborn in a perfect shade of turquoise. Not at all primary... and yet so.
|room, parrot, blanket, girl|
Paired with green Almost Primary takes a trip south west. The vibe is soft, exotic and slightly obscured. Our ordinary trio peaks out here and there, enfolded as in a forest.
Almost Primary is how summer meets autumn. As the warmth seeps away, we don burnt orange and apple red with fresh denim blues. The hats, the yarn, the boots all come out again in saturated jewel tones. And even the trees wave leaves from yellow to red against clear, blue skies.
I invite you to join us for a Fabric Mosaic contest sponsored by Lark Cottons.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Lark Cottons. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Almost Primary. Your collection of fabrics can be mostly primary, washed out vintage, or more nuanced with greens or autumn shades. Just make sure to include a bit of some version of each: yellow, red and blue.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic. Copy and paste image url's from Lark Cottons. To find url's first go to the item page, then right click on the image you want and choose "copy image URL".
To enter the contest, add your mosaic image to our collection here. If it suits you, link to a blog post explaining your choices - that helps us spread the word about our contest. But no blog post is required (you can put your image url in the url space). Anyone can enter, anywhere in the world.
***Important Tip*** If possible, share your mosaic so that when it's loaded to the link up and you click on your mosaic, it takes viewers to see a larger version. This makes it so much easier for me to see your mosaic and consider it as a finalist! Hosting your mosaic in a public place (such as Flickr or a blog) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight August 18th. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Wednesday the 19th, I'll open voting. We'll have two winners! The 2 Top Mosaics will earn a complete fat quarter set of their mosaic fabrics!!! Winners announced August 21st. Enjoy!