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Old 05-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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Do you always stick to the tried and true quilt patterns and color schemes or have you ventured outside of your comfort zone and discovered you liked it?
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:27 AM
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a little of both.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:35 AM
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Like to try new things with colors and techniques.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:58 AM
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I'm tried and true as I cannot pick my own color schemes soooo bad with that Im ok with prints and a solid or tone on tone thats bout it
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:31 AM
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The first time I went 'out of my box' - quilting wise anyway - I had to force it. I used bright orange, lime green, fright blue, and a bright pattern. since then it has been easier. Though there are some colors I definitely can't use: throw up or sick baby poop yellow-green is the main one.
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I am working with oranges, rusts, and greens right now. I don't have a single thing in the closet in those colors so guess this is out of my zone. But I like it. Just won't wear it because it makes me look frightful. I like new techniques and don't like doing the same thing twice if I can help it. Exception being stack and whacks.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:29 AM
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If it is a quilt I am going to follow the pattern to a T, then I will make every attempt to come close to the fabrics , if not the same as possible. However, right now, I am making kids quilts that match their favorite interest. Right now, my fav fabrics is brights, so I choose a theme I choose two main colors, and try to buy fabrics that match the theme. I have called myself a "DAUG" (design as u go). Sometimes the blocks are not matching up, sometimes I spend hours changing design or colors, but in the end the kids don't mind if it's not exact. All they are looking for is that it's in their fav color, their fav theme and that makes me happy.
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Mostly I stay tried and true...but it is fun every once in awhile to sew with completely different colors than I usually use, or to try a different pattern...maybe one that is more complicated.
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I don't like green at all - but at the Paducah Quilt show, Eleanor Burns had rented yet another building that had her "stuff" in there for sale and that particular day the greens and browns were $1 off a yard. She had a huge pile of batik scraps for sale by the pound and most were greens and browns. I wound up with over a pound of mostly green batik scraps and recently washed them and hung them up in my living room (temporary clothesline) and found that most were very beautiful. Now, I have enough green scraps if I need them.
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After about 3 yrs of quilting, my friends were saying "there's a Laura fabric" Way to predictable after only 3 yrs. And following the crowd isn't my thing. So I made myself a challenge: use a pattern from a book no one else was using and only buy fabrics on the sales tables. When it was all done, it was another pink and blue quilt with a whole lot of twists. It's called Aquarium. Have never looked back to safe. And each quilt has some king of challenge: luminosity, color gradation, Y seams, etc. my-display2.jpg
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