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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 14 Dec 2012 17:44 #93522

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 02:04 #93492

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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!
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Re: playing with colorways 14 Dec 2012 01:50 #93489

I love neutral quilts and have been saving many different values of neutrals for other quilts that I am making. I am going to go with the Turquoise and oranges since they are my favorite colors and also the reds I have them in my stash waiting for this type of quilt. So I am not being very imaginative but I love the fabrics that I will be using! just hoping (i'm sure I do) that I have enough of the fabric requirements if not it will get pretty scrappy
Is anyone seeing some beading done to this quilt? I think some beading with this quilt will really make it shine.
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Re: playing with colorways 13 Dec 2012 10:11 #93451

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I was thinking about gray for the background with oranges and red for the appliques/pieces. I'm going to keep looking though, this is probably the hardest part.
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Re: playing with colorways 13 Dec 2012 08:43 #93448

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I think this project will be gorgeous in neutrals! Happy hunting!!

Nancy
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Re: playing with colorways 12 Dec 2012 11:32 #93410

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Ooh, have fun!
I've been collecting neutral linens for the last three years and hope to get a quilt for my mom done by early next summer... But before I can finish, I would need to get started! And to get started i need to finish & start and finish a few other projects first.
My mom is absolutely and totally nuts about linen, so all cream, greyish, brownish and beige linen fabrics I've come accross have been put aside. :wink:
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playing with colorways 12 Dec 2012 11:07 #93406

This will be my first TQS block of the month and I can't wait to get started! I just rewatched Alex's show about neutrals and WOW, super inspired. I am thinking about doing this project in neutrals, but as high contrast as you can get and still be considered neutrals. Alex showed a "green" fabric that was a neutral fabric that wasn't exacly green, but "hinted" at green. I am going to try and find a hint at green, a hint at rose, and a hint at blue for the appliques. My biggest challange will be finding the fabrics. In the show, Alex said there are generally only a few good neutrals each year. Now I get to wait for the fabric requirments so I can start the best part of quilting.... Shopping :wink:
The great neutral hunt of 2013 will soon be underway!
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