Thursday, August 25, 2011


Ok so i have narrowed it down to 3 palettes. you can see that my favorite colour is green!. My #1 preference changes by the minute though so we'll see which one i ultimately end up with or possibly choose some other palette that comes up on the design seeds site before we begin??.

this first one reminds me of Australia... beautiful beachy/ summery colours mmmm.

design seeds: color wave: {color wave} Tweet

This second option is just a gorgeous photo. The palette colours are beautiful, the greys with the pink and green. Probably a combination i wouldn't have thought of without the palette. And i always love when someone uses Kona ash or coal in a quilt.

And my third photo and palette i just adore and i think is the front runner at the moment. It has lots of greys!!. And that beautiful pop of colour.
So there you have it!, what do you think? Do you have a favorite? Let me know, i'd love the feedback....Thank you.

design seeds: mental vacation color: {mental vacation} Tweet

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dead Simple Quilt Along with Lily's Quilts

Well, i have committed to a quilt along, if you have not seen it yet. It is an idea sprouted by Lynne of Lily's Quilts.You can just jump right on over to her blog with the button on the right side of my page.
 Dead simple, i like that. especially as i am trying to teach myself this quilting stuff. yes, beginner is the word.
 We have to choose a palette, there is an inspiring blog all about colour (yes, i spell it the English way!!otherwise it just looks wrong to me), design seeds go there!!.( There is also a button on the right side of my page) Warning, you will be overwhelmed with choices. The photos that Jessica has are just beautiful. However i have narrowed it down to 3 potential palettes. Lynne has links to even more palette generators on her blog.
Scheduled to begin in September or October. I am extremely excited to hear more details as they come. Get fabrics etc.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

So i "blog" now??

I certainly read an awful lot of them, so i thought why on earth not?.
I confess i am not really a great writer. That would be my baby brothers talent. But i always have a lot of stuff to say! .

So, umm a little bit more about me......My name is Julie, i like Jules. I am in my mid 30's. I am an Australian girl living in upstate New York. I live here with my gorgeous husband Rick and divine daughter Pepper.
Why the USA?, i imagine you might ask.... well, my husband and i actually met in Japan back in 2004. We were both living there teaching English. At a now defunct company of schools (which is really another story) We were placed to live in the same town and teach at the same school. So there i am from Sydney, Australia and Rick from Rochester, New York. The abbreviated version is we for some reason decided to move to the USA to get married and live.
We were married in March 2005. Pepper was born in June 2010. And that is a story that i will have to save for another post.
Goodnight xo