Can you dream the colors of dusk? They are softer, subtler, blended. Shadows lengthen, casting fine shrouds of brown, midnight and velvet gray over all once sharp and defined. Ruby red fades to blush. The water shines silvering blue. A hush falls like feathers over fields and fowl.
|Grand Budapest, embroidery, acorns|
Between gathering neutrals, warmth glints in the last light. A flash of yellow-orange-red-purple, the dying of a perfectly ordinary day. But even that brilliance is hazy. Where does one color start and another begin? Night, so absolute, overcomes the protest of a myriad, graduated shades.
|cathedral, Victoria Gertenbach's log cabin quilt, sofa, Three Kitchen Fairies' orange peel quilt|
The colors of dusk are the colors of age. They are weathered by time, tested by wind, water and war. Yet we're drawn to them because of, not in spite of, their battered textures. All things glow against that pealing paint, that worn wood. The mottled company of many softened shades makes life more honest and real.
|thread, columns, Pat Bravo's Carved quilt, plank table|
At dusk nature cuts ties with the ordinary. Familiar shapes are transformed. Our minds, our future and the shades we contemplate make space for mystery. Purple and peach are the colors of sunsets... and of secrets, creativity and romance too.
|leaves, mini pumpkin wreath, Alicia Paulson's log cabin quilt, sunset, yarn|
Softly, gently they stir our hearts to wonder; to dream until the day dawns anew.
Carefully craft your mosaic of 9 fabrics from among the offerings at Lark Cottons. Choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Dreaming at Dusk. There are many color possibilities, though neutrals are a likely ingredient. Seek to create a dreamy, blended palette.
Once you have your fabrics, the free Mosaic Maker tool makes it a snap to create a mosaic (though you may use any mosaic tool of your choice). 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 Instagram) and linking the URL works beautifully!
Add your mosaic by midnight October 2nd. You can make up to 2 mosaics! On Monday the 3rd, 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 October 5th. Enjoy!
P.S. Now through the end of September, Lark is having a sale - no coupons required. The discount will show in the shopping cart total:
Save 10% on Tula Pink and Anna Maria Horner.
Save 20% on Denyse Schmidt (Flea Market Fancy + Chicopee included!)
Save 30% on Heather Bailey and Joel Dewberry