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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 06 Jan 2013 16:45 #94818

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I'm pretty certain that it would be possible to make a line drawing of the design using any of the drawing programmes that work using layers eg. Photoshop, Gimp or Artweaver to name but 3 of the main ones I have come across. It just takes a bit of time and fiddling. (Cannot say about using EQ since I haven't yet met it up close & personal, as it were)


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Re: playing with colorways 06 Jan 2013 14:46 #94810

I wish we could have a line drawing too. I am thinking about doing it in a different colourway as well so a line drawing would really help. Especially as I don't have any computer programme such a EQ.
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Re: playing with colorways 01 Jan 2013 13:07 #94366

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I love the colors of Edyta Sitar. May need to buy some of the new fabric lines and use some of the old for scrappiness.

I love the previous line drawing idea. I also use EQ6.
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Re: playing with colorways 28 Dec 2012 21:43 #94128

terrina wrote:
ooooh, beading, that's a good idea. I thought I would do mine in gradations of navy to light blue and dark gold to pale yellow. Using the gradations mostly in the applique and sticking to solids in the pieced areas. I would love, love, love to do this quilt in Cherrywood fabrics!
I have been waiting for something "special" to use my Cherrywoods. This may be it. I will have to look at them. Good idea!!
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Re: playing with colorways 28 Dec 2012 14:54 #94103

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I would like to do this in a different colorway. I wonder if TQS could provide us with a line drawing that we can use to import into our various drawing/photo editing tools and recolor like we had for this year's BOM? I tried to do it myself the other day but the photo of the quilt is not crisp enough for that. If we had that, perhaps we could even import it into Electric Quilt and play with the resizing of it for those of us who want to make it smaller. :D :D :D

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Re: playing with colorways 18 Dec 2012 16:28 #93629

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Both my husband and I turn 60 next year and so this is our birthday quilt. I'll make the top, he'll do the quilting. When he saw the colors, he loved it so I just bought the kit. That's okay by me since my youngest is getting married next year as well and I need to focus on getting her fabric planned and bought.
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Re: playing with colorways 18 Dec 2012 14:07 #93620

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I printed the instructions for machine applique from either "Stars for a New Day" or "Hugs and Kisses". I believe they were done by Sue Garmen. They are excellent and include stems. I refresh my memory with instructions each time I attempt machine applique.
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Re: playing with colorways 18 Dec 2012 05:12 #93610

I wasn't going to do the colorway presented. However my daughter saw the quilt and loved the colors saying her favorite colors are orange and turquiose and would like me to make it for her. So, I bought the kit.
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Re: playing with colorways 17 Dec 2012 02:16 #93584

I love machine appliqué, just love it, at first I was a bit awkward but once you get the hang of it wow I don't stop, I am always putting appliqué on everything.

Stephen I don’t know how long you have been a member but if you can watch some of the past shows with machine appliqué on them especially the one Ricky Tims does it/they are ever so helpful, and at least you will get the hang of it before you start. But yes do give it a try as I know I was not in the least interested in this until I did some.


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Re: playing with colorways 15 Dec 2012 02:08 #93539

Kathy.. so glad that you found applique a great experience to continue. I don't machine applique either but love to hand applique. You are right the block of months keep you hopping...kathyst2 wrote:
It's not that easy to keep up with those BOM's. You'll be in the same boat as the rest of us. the two I did, i got behind a lot. I did finish them, though! The two I made were from Sue Garman, the Queen of fantastically small piecing! I hope that this one will be a little easier. Did I just say that? :shock:

Anyway, I still have to come up with a color scheme.

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Re: playing with colorways 15 Dec 2012 02:06 #93538

Stephen.. there really is not alot of applique here and the pieces are simple. I would suggest to step out of the box and try some applique but if you want to go a step further you can fussy cut some flowers of your own rather than the applique that is presented...just a thought...
stephen393 wrote:
So interesting to read all the ideas people have about colourways! I REALLY like the design of this quilt, but not the colourway, so am planning to make it in greens instead of turquoise, with pinks and reds replacing the orange shades. I love to work in a "controlled scrappy" way, and I think those pieced sashings will be a fabulous way to use up LOTS of oddments from my stash. Appliqué will be a new adventure for me, and I'm debating whether to do it, or cheat and use a large floral fabric - I have plenty of those to choose from!
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Re: playing with colorways 14 Dec 2012 21:05 #93530

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It's not that easy to keep up with those BOM's. You'll be in the same boat as the rest of us. the two I did, i got behind a lot. I did finish them, though! The two I made were from Sue Garman, the Queen of fantastically small piecing! I hope that this one will be a little easier. Did I just say that? :shock:

Anyway, I still have to come up with a color scheme.

kathy
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Re: playing with colorways 14 Dec 2012 19:41 #93526

You are right, I really should try at least a sample block. It will probably all depend on how busy I am and how well I am managing to keep up with the BOM!
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Re: playing with colorways 14 Dec 2012 19:11 #93523

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Stephen, I hope you do try applique... at least to see if you like it. I resisted applique for years, until one day I started some hand applique and just loved it. This one is machine applique, probably, since it's from Pat Holly and Sue Nickel. I'm not so good at machine applique but doing this quilt will do doubt give me lots of practice at it!
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