While the rest of the country struggles with heat waves, we’re dealing with a lack of sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 60’s. June Gloom usually means overcast skies with afternoon sunshine and temperatures hovering around 70 at least. It’s depressing weather, demotivating weather. And to combat it, I’ve enlisted Jane Sassaman’s Garden Divas.
The Exotic colorway is so bright and colorful with it’s warm reds and energizing yellows . The quilt is made up of 6 inch squares from the Zinnias and the Daisy Checks, while the border is cut from the Bleeding Heart print. To break up the harsh angles of all those squares and checks I quilted it with a simple arc pattern.
The coordinating pillow contains fussy cut irises as well as bleeding hearts from the Bleeding Heart print and fussy cut dragonflies from Lively Silhouette. A burst of drama at the very center is a fussy cut flower from Lively Silhouette. I combined them all with red and yellow dots from Hothouse Garden for a little extra kick.
If you’ve got the fans on and the AC running, this may color combination may take you over the top. In that case, try this same easy mix in either the Peacock or Pastel range. The effect would be dramatically different.
Enjoy your day and plan for a creative weekend!