Off again... the big excitement of post #1500 is over. I have many ideas to share and tutorials I want to do and many things that need updating so I hope you weren't here for just the party and that you keep coming back..
First on the list is choosing fabrics for CQJP2015. First of all, whether you are a color expert or not, you MUST subscribe to Color Seeds. It is a non-invasive little site that just drops these color palette in your email occasionally. I keep a file of the ones that really speak to me... such as this one.
They work well as a guide. Pastels are my comfort zone and this is close but the colors have a dusky quality that I thought suited a vintage theme. I will leave out the dark green but add a deep rose instead. Remember just a guide.
Suziqu's shop because it had some gorgeous velvets, added another from Cathy's Crazy By Design to get more shades of beige, and found a fabric pack I won in Carole Samples class years ago that would work perfectly. Then yesterday I made a trip to THE barn and the bins.. This is a year-long project and needs 12 blocks so it is surprising how much material that requires.
And I want to announce the winners of the Forget-me-Not buttons... Will the following please send addresses. Thanks to everyone who visited and left their name. Do come again!!
Lesley in UK
Amy in LA
Carol Beads & Birds
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Margreet's blocks arrived today and they are such warm forest colors.. I haven't read her booklet yet so not sure if she had a prefe...