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Thread: Taking my camera fabric shopping.

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    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
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    Lately I've discovered that I can tell the "value" of colour better in a photograph than in store lighting. You know the case - is this tan green too dark or too light to contrast with that tan ?
    I'm taking my camera now. I lay the bolts together on the store table and snap a photo. By looking at the photo, I find I'm making better choices.
    This all started when I took a pic of a bargello "Ribbons in Motion" quilt that I finished. In the photo, it is obvious that I have one of the greens in the wrong place - I have a lighter one on each side of it instead of having them in order of value. It looks great anyway, but I was a bit peeved with myself.
    Here are some pics so you can see what I mean.

    Ribbons in Motion" bargello
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    I think it looks great!!! I love bargello but have been afraid to try it!.

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    Great tip - thanks!

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    WOW I love this quilt.

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    What a Beautiful Quilt, love the colors, so many small pieces

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    I love your Bargello quilt. I see nothing wrong with the way it turned out.

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    Its stunning may I ask what the name of pattern is?

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    I wouldn't notice it as an error in the ribbons quilt if you hadn't told me -- looks like just the way the light hits the ribbons!

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    Cool tip!

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    That's a good tip and your quilt is beautiful!!

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