I thought I would share the best color tool with all of you today! Recently I was looking through some photos for color inspiration, and remembered the new Palette Builder tool that Moda added to their site earlier this year.

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Bella Solids

I was able to upload photos from our family vacation, and select colors within that were then translated into a Bella Solid color!

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Glacier Park

When the photo is first uploaded there are 5-6 little circles that you can move around the photo, so that the most desired colors are matched. On the photo above, I chose the water, mosses, trees, and the stone. The corresponding Bella’s are on the right, but you could also use this as a reference to pull printed fabrics from your stash. Then you can save the photo with the colors, like I did, for future reference.

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I took lots of pictures of the family while we were on vacation, but the scenery was super inspiring – just what I needed! I’m looking forward to incorporation more of my inspiration shots into my quilt designs and this tool is a great way to put the natural beauty into my work.

There are countless ways you could use this tool! I’m excited about that stack of Bella’s at the top – I’m planning to cut into them today. I hope you take a few minutes and see what new color palettes you can come up with!

Happy Quilting –


By |2017-02-06T09:17:47-06:00September 14th, 2015|Inspiration|4 Comments


  1. Karen September 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Amy, thanks so much for the info about Palette Builder! I’ve tried a couple other sites that picked out colors, but I could never figure out how they worked. And this one even matches fabric–easy peasy!

  2. carrie wikander September 15, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Wow, this is an awesome tool. I’m going to bookmark it for sure. How is it sewing with those Bella solids? I haven’t tried them yet

  3. carrie wikanderr September 15, 2015 at 8:00 am - Reply

    That scenery inspires me, too, btw! LOVE the colors…

  4. HeathersSewingRoom September 15, 2015 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks Amy the Palette Builder looks like a really interesting tool. I love the colours in your pictures, some beautiful scenery.

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