Several of the projects I made where from my book, for instance this Doily and Hankie Bunting (found in Chapter 20,) but because I was having to demonstrate how I made them I had to grab all new supplies before leaving home.
Apparently I already had the 4th of July on the brain, because everything I grabbed was some shade of red, pink, aqua or white.
Even Jeanetta was feeling the patriotic color scheme love subliminally, because she chose all of these fabrics from my stash when she was helping me get ready for the trip.
It did not occur to either of us until the Patchwork Wreath (Chapter 21) was complete that it was a cheery shabby-chic-ish take on the standard colors of Old Glory herself.
But it was not just projects from the book that displayed this color scheme. Oh no.
Even my mini- “summer entertaining” – demonstration was showing off this new softer patriotic look.
While I was showing shoppers how to mix and match vintage (Melamie and Tupperware,) thrifted (gingham plates,) new (red plates from Walmart,) and disposable (plasticware,) picnic items for a fun summer table setting (with the help of some washi tape love!) I realized that once again, the same color pallet was emerging.