Posts Tagged ‘flickr’

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35.3 Starting to plan Dancing Ribbons Options

June 7, 2014

The quilt that has been finished f or a while – I recorded the end of January of 2013, is playing up in my mind for updating with a medallion setting.

I haven’t got incredibly far with options for this quilt, but I am thinking a couple of things already.

First I have a psuedo-star option which I like – don’t worry about the fabrics being a little busy, I will take care of that later if I chose this option.

dancing ribbons medallion choice1

I may need to go in and edit this block a little bit to make it more intricate. I don’t really like the off-balance I am attempting to do with the light & dark of the magenta, purple, and turquoise in the corners, but I think this may play off well with the alternating blues on the edges.

I do like this next design as well, which sorta mocks the dahlia look of the center ribbons quilt.

dancing ribbons medallion choice2

I like the circular look of the turquoise border, and there is a good color sense for the thin strips against the dark blue background, but maybe the points in the corners are not my favorite either.

The next design to share uses my good old friend applique in addition to piecing. And I haven’t found the right color balance with it either.

dancing ribbons medallion choice3

But it’s kind of cute. A cute way to frame the quilt without going too overboard. And I could always double ring the applique with a lighter or darker frame as a form of a shadow, which could give a different look.

Or I could do this pretty nice balanced block in the corner, but again struggle with how many of each of the 3 colors hit each corner.

dancing ribbons medallion choice4

Something to think about.

What I might do is to do some sort of celtic knot in the corners instead. I have a couple of books on celtic knots, and perhaps that will give me more of the look I am dreaming about for this quilt. Need to research & plan and design & think about it.

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In other somewhat related news, my first round of a round robin was sent off to the next person on our round robin today. I am happy with my portion of the block I received and I hope Daisy will be too. Of course when Daisy sees it, it will look completely different than it does now.  I am curious to see what I am getting next, but I am so far, deciding to avoid my “Round Robin Flickr group-A” because I am uncertain if I want to see my block progress or not. DON’T click the above link if you want to see your block and you are in the same group.

In other news there are two other groups as well. Group B & Group C. The idea of this round robin is fun. I hope the other two groups get more pictures up – currently there are only 3 pictures and 6 pictures. I just put my hand on the screen to be able to post the link to group A, so I don’t know for certain if there are more pictures or not, but I know a few weeks ago we had 6 or 7 and I just posted one more (without looking). Hoping to see the progress in the other two groups I am not part of, but it’s slightly early for this round as of this time.

I really liked the inverse of the block I created, it would have also been a really cool applique center of a round robin quilt. See? (sorta) – small snippet only is available for you.

small snippet of inverse of daisy round robin

Was going to post the entire inverse block here, but that would be too revealing to what I actually made. Or it could be. And of course these don’t actually line up, I wasn’t being incredibly accurate when placing them down on the sides of the block as those sections are in actuality on the opposite corners of the quilt.

It’s a darn good thing I have weekends to sew. Not getting a ton done the rest of the week. Having a happy time sewing & designing today!

Take care!

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13.1 New Online Toy!

March 1, 2011

Sharon B from PinTangle just posted today about this new online site that if you’re a quilter, and you’re afraid of color, this would be a good online toy.

 

The name of the site is Kuler, and when you first go to the site, you see some color pallets.

So you have the option of using other people’s color pallets, but the magic is under the create on the left side!

From the create menu, you can modify a color pallet from a base color.

And this looks all techie and stuff, but you change one thing, and it changes the whole color pallet very easily.

But my favorite is the create From an Image (just below from a color)

As you can see here, I have signed into the scientific quilter flickr website and I have zeroed in on my favorites quilt pictures from flickr.

And I can pick any one of these pictures to delve the color pallet from it!

Here I have a picture from Jackie_Quilts that I liked the colors, and I could easily pick a good color pallet from this quilt and translate it to another quilt!

You can drag to areas of the picture that you like, or you can click on different color combinations, such as light, dark, muted.

And you can save your color pallets if you register and sign in.

 

This site is fun to mess with, and is VERY easy.  These colors could be the inspiration for your next quilt!

 

This was all my excitement after 20 minutes with the site, and I am sure there is more and more… you could take a photo from flickr of a non quilt, and it could inspire your next quilt color pallet!

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Scrappy Black and White Hunter’s Star Quilt

January 30, 2011

Scrappy Black and White Hunter’s Star Quilt

Originally uploaded by Jackie-Quilts!

This picture is from Jackie at Jackie’s Quilting Chronicles podcast and CVQuiltworks.

I really like this black and white quilt with the hints of blue. Hunter’s Star is the pattern. I would love to see this in person.

Actually, this is also a test post to see if I can blog directly from flickr.

Thanks Jackie!