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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: playing with colorways

Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 13:26 #95568

Judy and Sue all of your variations are lovely, I would be hard pressed to choose one.

Margo, funny thing is I was colouring in my template (the old fashioned way) last night and as I was doing it I was thinking I would probably leave the second lot of sashing out as they don't really work so well for two colours. I was also looking at doing the whole thing with a black background. But that's really not me so I think I will go back to the red and white idea again. It's interesting to see how you have reversed the sashing to make it work better for two colours. I think I will steal that idea thanks. :D
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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 10:35 #95555

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They're all beautiful, Sue, but my personal favorite is the first one--teal and magenta. Let us see what you finally end up deciding. :D

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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 09:02 #95550

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Sue, these are all great! Let us know when you decide which version you are going to sew! :lol:


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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 08:53 #95547

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Thanks for the tip re the Bright white Margo will try that next . I am having great fun here this afternoon on my Photo programme it has been snowing all day
and I am going dizzy looking at this pattern, you would think I have no housework to do, must stop messing soon as we have to dig out a path in the snow for
our old Labrador to have a Pee !!!!!

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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 08:15 #95542

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What I plan to do is use the coloring on the templates as my layout, putting my red where the orange is indicated:

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But instead of adding the gold strip between the turquoise side of the units, I will turn mine around so that my red is the dominate color:

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That seems to correct the issue of what color winds up next to the cornerstones. :D


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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 07:59 #95539

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
Very interesting BJ and Margo. I had been thinking of doing a red and white version but got stumped by the cornerstones. But now that I have the template I can give it another whirl. Thanks for posting your ideas, it is so helpful.

Rita, I have decided to do a red and khaki version, but am not doing the month 2 sashings at all....just adding more of the diamond sashing from month 1 so I don't have to re figure the striped sashings! And I am also going to change the position of the red diamonds to separate them from the cornerstones and give a full red diamond at each end.

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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 07:56 #95538

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Sue I really like it! However, if you think it's too wishy-washy, add just a few elements of bright white and see what happens!


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Re: playing with colorways 18 Jan 2013 07:36 #95537

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Coffee and Cream what do you think is it a bit too wishy washy ?

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Re: playing with colorways 17 Jan 2013 14:56 #95493

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I like your colorway, especially the second

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Re: playing with colorways 17 Jan 2013 05:21 #95456

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Good for you Judy! Isn't it fun to play with the colors!! :D


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Re: playing with colorways 17 Jan 2013 01:43 #95446

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Below is another idea for coloring the 2012 BOM.

This is my first version of coloring the quilt using the line drawing by Annis and Photoshop Elements. While I like this version, the problem is that I used two fabrics from my stash and needed to find fabrics that worked with how I colored the quilt.

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This is the second version of the quilt. Using fabrics from my stash and my local quilt store, I found a combination of fabrics that I wanted to work with. I used photos of the fabric and the eyedropper tool to get the color, and colored a second version.

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Re: playing with colorways 12 Jan 2013 12:28 #95158

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Thanks, Margo. I didn't think about going back to the fabric requirements page. I thought it was my printer (which has been acting up).
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Re: playing with colorways 11 Jan 2013 16:23 #95105

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It would be nice if the fabric requirements stated which fabrics are used where. Some are easy to determine from the picture of the quilt, but with so many different fabrics of the same color (e.g., turquoise), it's difficult to tell them apart.
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Re: playing with colorways 11 Jan 2013 10:36 #95069

Very interesting BJ and Margo. I had been thinking of doing a red and white version but got stumped by the cornerstones. But now that I have the template I can give it another whirl. Thanks for posting your ideas, it is so helpful.
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