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Thread: Choosing colors

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    Thanks. The book calls the quilt "Stained Glass Diamonds" I have a Super Walmart right around the corner from me, but they discontinued the fabric, they don't even sell spools of thread anymore, but they do sell sewing machines.

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    Nice quilt, mary! Would you consider posting a picture under the picture page? Most of our members love looking at others work.

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    Sure, need to find one of the quilt top completed first, or take one if I haven't already. And thank you.

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    My Quilting Bug is sure getting worked up lately. Mary, your Quilt top is so contributing to my quilting fever :D . As are all the new BOM's. I just saw an episode of "Sewing with Nancy". The one about landscape quilting. She always gets me fired up. I say she just makes me ill!, With envy over her talent!! I guess It's time get to it. And turn my envy into some creativity. :lol:

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    I'm working on a spiderweb quilt right now, for my neighbor, the wife of the log cabin quilt recipient. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer back in March, and they now have their house up for sale (too big and too much work for just the 2 of them) and we have been neighbors for almost 15 years, so wanted to make one for each of them.

    Even with the hot nights down here, he gets chilled sitting on the front porch, so he has been using the quilt, and I even made a matching pillow for him.

    The treatments do seem to be helping though, so that's a great thing.

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    I enjoyed reading the comments about choosing colors. This was my main problem till I decided that what pleases me is most important. Also about Hancocks. I live in central Florida and they have closd all but one store here. Our JoAnn store has downsized and even Walmart has closed out fabric in several stores. I have started to buy fabric on the internet. Found several great places and the choices are wonderful.

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    Honestly, your quilts will turn out best if you just buy fabrics you LIKE in combination.

    The really important part of choosing fabrics is CONTRAST. You want each fabric to show and each piece of the quilt block to be distinct. Sometimes you want bold contrast and sometimes you want a softer look. It's fun to play with the Electric Quilt software to get an idea of how things look in different combinations and fabric placements. We used to have to do that all on graph paper with colored pencils! :lol:

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    I agree Cathe. I'm learning to plot my quilts on the internet also. I have saved myself what could have been a disaster more than once.

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    Is the Electric quilt software a free download or something to buy. If it's free I want IT!!!!! :D

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    I agree with you cathy I love conflict, I mean contrast, in a quilt. :-o

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