colour palette : antique sunburst

colour palette : antique sunburst - image via The Apartment, palette curated by Emma Lamb
Image credit: The Apartment

Every now and then, either from a pin or blog link, I find myself over at The Apartment 'ooohing' and 'aahing' over the gorgeous vintage finds and inevitably falling in love with a few things. This week just such a thing happened and I found myself mesmerised but this amazing American sunburst quilt. Isn't it just gorgeous!? Of course the pattern is incredible and the mere thought of all the hours that went into creating this quilt is utterly mind boggling! But you know what I'm going to say next, right? Oh yeah, those colours! Whenever I think of the ideal vintage colour palette this is almost exactly what I picture in my mind's eye. I could say it is missing the tiniest snippet of mustard but this combination works so perfectly without it. I love the repeated rows of soft brown, warm orange, blushing pink, cool lavender, soft sage green, teal and nude tones with that hot pop of red in the center. So inspiring!

Emma, x

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    1. I know right, it's stunning!
      I would love to have this, or even better learn to make my own!

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    1. I knew you would love it too Rachel!
      Have a fab weekend my friend :)

  3. Wow that is stunning.

  4. It says fall to me. I can't imagine how long it took to make. I can only says it's stunning.

  5. The sunburst quilt wears it name well. The colors have a gentle harmony that remains lively because of some unexpected contrasts in the burst.

    I am guessing that all the fabrics used are cotton?

    Can you imagine making such a tour de force?

    Best wishes, xo


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