Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Mini Quilt Time

My guild's May challenge is to make a mini quilt (to swap), using an analogic compliment color scheme. We learned a lot from our March Color Class, thanks to our president and my good friend Jess.


Now, instead of putting my skills to the test, I consulted (and spent about 15 minutes) playing with different color combinations on Color Scheme Designer 3 - a free tool (seriously, go try it, you'll spend at least 15 minutes there, too). The scheme I looked for is called something different on CSD: "accented analogic," which means that it's an array of three colors in a row on the color wheel, plus the one directly across.

This analogic compliment feels very springy/summery to me, and luckily I've recently acquired some great stash additions, so I was able to mirror it pretty well in fabric selection.

I can't wait to cut into this pile of fabric (read: seriously can't wait), but I'm still not sure what to make! I'm consulting my Pinterest and Flickr favorites, but I still haven't been completely convinced. Got any ideas for me? I'd appreciate it! It usually just comes to me, but let me know if something comes to you...


Meanwhile, I'll keep working on my April BOM blocks. Almost done and can't wait to share! However, yesterday I compressed a nerve (at least, that's my diagnosis) in my sewing/driving foot (of course - why couldn't it be the other foot?) so I literally can't sew. Haha. Hopefully a couple more days and it won't hurt anymore!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


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11 comments:

  1. Nice selection of fabrics! It'll be interesting to see what you do. :)

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  2. That color tool is one of my favorites - and I love the fabrics you selected from it! I can't wait to see this!

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  3. That's going to be stunning, whatever pattern you use!

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  4. There are so many patterns to pick from girl! Hmmm...maybe this one http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/browse_item_details.asp?Store_Id=499&Item_Id=85492&Page_Id=23

    or
    http://twinfibers.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-sun-rays-quilt-block.html

    The color play from Color Designer 3 you found online looks really interesting too:)

    Hope that compressed nerve goes away for ya soon:)

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  5. Hey Jess....did you see that your pillow made someone else's favorites list? Congrats!
    http://www.incolororder.com/2013/04/favorites_26.html

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  6. Dude, this a/c color scheme is giving me THE BLUES. I think I just don't like it. :-/

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  7. Hi Jess, You really nailed the color scheme with your fabrics.

    How 'bout Lisa Calle's "Happy Go Round" quilt: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/04/happy-go-round-quilt.html.


    Diane

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  8. Playing with colors makes any day a good day! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  9. Good luch with your foot. Hope you feel better soon. Love the colour and fabrics for your next project!
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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