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Thread: Raindrops

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    Raindrops

    I went to a retreat last week and made great progress on my Raindrops quilt. Here's the start of my quilt.
    I think color is the hardest thing I do. Just don't know what color comes next? I need 8 more of the big circles until I start on the little circles. Any advice? The picture is sideways.
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    I think your colors are fine. Maybe if you did some of the smaller pieces, so you could do more layout, the other colors would be clearer for you. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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    What colors are you using for your background? Whatever color you like the best of your circles that contrast with your background, should be repeated. That is what I saw when I looked at the pictures on the Quiltworx website. http://www.quiltworx.com/patterns/raindrops-2016/
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    Do you have a color wheel? If not, buy one. They are great for finding secondary, tertiary and direct complements.

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    This is going to be beautiful!
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    The background is blues of all shades. I am working on the little circles now and sewing the backgrounds on. I think QM is right. It will all unfold as I do it. I still think I need to go to the fabric store. Need a brighter yellow and a light red. It will be 100" x 100". I bought the second package of foundation papers. I had to buy the 108" flannel to lay things out on. My design board isn't anywhere near this size. I'm loving this quilt!!

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    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    Wonderful start! I feel you are doing a great job with the colors. Please post when quilt is done, I would love to see it!

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    The quilt is going to be beautiful! The suggestion to buy a color wheel is a good one. Sometimes it forces one to use a color not in the comfort zone, but is related to other colors in use. A color can lie side by side on the wheel or opposite on the wheel. It can help you to create interesting combinations.

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    You've done extremely well with your colors thus far. I predict that this one is going to be a beauty.
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