I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Colors of the Harvest

Hi guys! The following photos were taken at the farmers market the other day.
Aren't the colors wonderful, so rich and saturated and joyful! Just walking through the market taking pictures makes my heart sing.
please click on anyphoto for large pix / slide show. So pretty!




I love the contrast of the old weathered baskets and burlap used by the farmers.

I can see this day inspiring new quilt designs and color ways, perhaps in an Amish tradition?
The Muted tones of sage, khaki, grey, tan, cream with black, like some of the baskets....(notice all the shades and textures! especially all the deep and varied purples.)



a few stripes or texture?

dull shades and black
with tiny pops of fuchsia and orange?
And I also am attracted to the brights--should I even say "brilliants"? Set against a dusty tan, with a border inspired by the tomato red and tan stripes, below:






I am thinking a Baskets  pattern would be so suitable for this idea, maybe a Liberated Baskets pattern like Lori's, here, which I believe is a design by Gwen Marston, though I know I have a version also from another designer. How fun to not be matching points, just luxuriating in the dense colors of early Autumn!
Fun to play with ideas, isn't it. Especially if they mean I don't have to cook, now that we are having our September heat wave.
(No sewing and especially no cutting or hand sewing/ hand quilting for me! For awhile....no clue what's wrong. May try to go to the new emergency care place on Monday, you may recall we have no ER here since Sandy, and no xray facilities etc. So far rest and ice are helping. But gee! I can't even knit! Mel's gonna have to Fed Ex me her Buffy CD collection soon. Thank goodness for Kindle and a day with Jack Reacher here....)
gone to the beach............

Hi from Mo!
PS Car update: Here is my new Jeep at the farmers market. It's a smaller version of my personal choice/ favorite, but I love it, despite all the too-fancy-for-this-girl gadgets it has.... I never had a white Jeep before.