Color Play Friday: 80's Skate Party {Color Palette & Fabric Bundle}

I'm happy to finally join back in with #colorplayfriday today.  Plus, I love (love, love, love) to roller skate, so this week's photo was a can't miss.  Keep reading to find out more about the fabrics I chose and find links to all the other great palettes. 

For more information on Color Play Friday, visit Lorinda at Laurel, Poppy & Pine or Trina at In An Otter Life for the guidelines and further information, or to sign up for the #ColorPlayFriday newsletter - you are welcome to join in! 

The Image & Colors:
In early elementary school, I imagined myself as the undeclared roller skating limbo champion in our area.  But I had not gone skating in over a decade, probably, until a few weeks ago when I took my three oldest kids (ages 6, 8, and 10) skating for the first time.  We all had a great time!  I love the music, the carpeted walls, the games and races, the wind in my hair, the carpeted circle benches you sit on to put on and tie up your skates, the wooden rink floor and the disco balls on the ceiling (is it just where I am, or does it seem that all skate rinks are still frozen in the 70s or early 80s?) - so I know that while I was pulling colors from the image, I was also pulling the colors that most reflected my own memories of skating.  (This week's image is missing the disco ball!).  Instagram has proof I recently wore skates again! (do you follow me on Instagram?)

A photo posted by Bethany (@sewnotperfectbethany) on

The Fabrics: (non-affiliate links to

I freely admit that I picked fabrics that also reflect my fondest skating memories.  I tried to slightly modernize the late 70s - early 80s browns, burnt orange, and gold.  I also knew I would need some metallics - because roller skating and disco balls can't be separated in my mind (is it just me?).  Individually, several are not necessarily fabrics I would pick up off a fabric store shelf, but if they were bundled together like this and called "Skate World Bundle," I'm pretty sure they would be hard for me to resist.  In fact, if anyone wants to make a roller skate mini quilt with this fabric bundle, or a bowler style handbag (aff link) with coordinating glitter vinyl, I'd let you beat me at the limbo and buy you a blue slushie next time we're at the roller rink (ha!).

So now that #colorplayfriday has us all feeling nostalgic for our glory days in the roller rink, who is going to plan the first Skate & Sew Retreat?

Other Participants:

Use the following links to visit all the #ColorPlayFriday participants for this week and see more creative fabric bundles and color inspiration.  You can also search the hashtag on Instagram or view my previous Color Play Friday palettes and bundles here.

1 comment

  1. Your bundle is definitely a modern version of the late 70's/early 80's vibe. You're right, individually I might not want those fabrics but all together they are hard to resist!


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