Sunday, February 17, 2008

OK, so what do you do when.....


life keeps you too busy to get into your sewing room? Well, I just get myself involved with yet another project! On the way home from a doctor's visit the other day, I succombed to the siren song of JoAnn's. I had to drive past it, and I haven't bought anything in sooooo looong, and I did just join a Shakespeare in the Park group.........so, I stopped and I bought.

I have been trying to decided what colors to use, if you go to the Judy Martin site, you'll see many example's to inspire you. Many seem to be blue and white. I love blue and white, but I don't want to do that for this quilt. What to do, what to do? A while back someone shared a quilt on her blog ( I think it was Mary, but wouldn't swear to it) That was purple and orange and absolutely breathtaking. It was an entirely different pattern, but the color combination is what caught my imagination. So, that is what I am going to try. When I finally get that far, I'll make a few blocks in this combination and see how I like it. I may wind up changing after that, but for now, here's what I bought to work with. Looking at these fabrics, I'm thinking that I may need lighter values of the orange, maybe some more of the darker purples. What do you think?

16 comments:

dot said...

Love the colors. I am making mine teal, orange and different shades of creams. I look forward to seeing yours completed.

Tracey in CT said...

This is a great color combination!

Screen Door said...

Beautiful colors -- a real wake up. It's definitely something different, I love the varying shades.

Carolyn said...

That might have been this quilt http://lakesidequilting.blogspot.com/2006/12/color-ranges.html that I posted awhile ago. Wish I knew how to make links in comments! I can't wait to see your quilt!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'd say...try a test block. These colors are wonderful!

The Calico Cat said...

I love purple & orange - I did a quilt using that combo & am very happy with the result.

Laurie Ann said...

Oh! Sounds fabulous! I can't wait to watch it all come together! This was a great weekend for JoAnn's. Great sales and coupons. I did some damage there too.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Oh how I love these colors!!! I think those two yellow FQ's would make great accent boarder or something! Love Judy Martin's site and how she shares so many of the photos from quiltmakers. can't wait to see your progress..~bonnie

gwen said...

The colour combination would not have come to my mind, but now that I see all the nice fabrics, I love it. I bet it will be a stunning quilt. Take care.

Beth said...

have you seen her Virginia Stars quilt in the Knockout BLocks and Sampler quilt book? I am cutting /planning one in batiks. I think it will be a LONG term project! here is a link: http://www.judymartin.com//knockout/cindy.html It is very similar to Shakespeare in the Park.

Patti said...

I think your fabrics and color choices are inspired! I do agree with your assessment of what you still need however. Shouldn't be a problem - shopping for fabric is always fun, right?!

Patti said...

I think your fabrics and color choices are inspired! I do agree with your assessment of what you still need however. Shouldn't be a problem - shopping for fabric is always fun, right?!

The Calico Quilter said...

The purple and orange are going to be striking! Maybe a few lighter oranges, but the purples seem to be covered. Is Shakespeare in the Park the design with the snail's trail blocks?

Mary said...

This is going to be beautiful! I did do a purple and orange quilt a few years inspired by Judy Hooworth's book Spectacular Scraps. The book made me realize that two color quilts don't need to be white or beige with a second color!

cher said...

should work up gorgeous Gail ! yes, a few lighter shades would be helpful

Shelina said...

These are beautiful and will make a great SITP! There are so many beautiful color options for this quilt - I want to make this quilt with all possible colors! I think the reason so many people chose blue and white is because the original was made that way. I even debated between making mine clean looking or scrappy looking. I opted for scrappy, which makes it look very much like the original.
It takes about half lights and half darks, so yeah, you probably need more lights. Contrast is very important to see the design, depending on whether you want the design to show or blend in.