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Thread: Colors ok?? UPDATED W/ MORE PICS

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    I posted this pic in another topic titled Help Please. I showed this to my sister and she does not like it. Good thing the quilt is not for her, haha. Anyway, I wanted to make sure the colors are ok together.

    I am pretty sure this is the layout I want to use. It does read as a solid but I think I am going to use the glittery thread.

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    I think the colors in the wings go very nicely together. The body stands out a little, but probably wouldn't with more than the one block. Is this the butterfly that you were trying to figure out how to paper piece? If it is, you did a good job on it.

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    Very soft looking, I think their fine, Once it's all together, it will be one of those quilts that you see and want to wrap in. But I'm a pastel, soft color person. They just look so soft to me.

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    the colors are great together
    no worries

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    I think the colors and very soft and pretty but, like Rebecca, I'm also partial to pastels.

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    I go for bright most of the time, I like that . Show it again when you get a few more made. I love the leaves.......I think it will make up beautiful. You have done a great job so far :D

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    Thank you all for the support and encouragement. Yes this is the block I was looking for help on. But I did not paper piece it, I figured out the measurements and went that way. Maybe I'll try a couple paper pieced just to say that I tried it. Thanks again. I will continue with these colors then. Kyia

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    I have to agree with your Sister. The colors fad into themselves making it difficult to distinguish what you are trying to portray. Go to the hardware store and pick out color cards that are close to your choices and go from there. Hope this helps! :D

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    I have to agree with your Sister. The colors fad into themselves making it difficult to distinguish what you are trying to portray. Go to the hardware store and pick out color cards that are close to your choices and go from there. Hope this helps! :D

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    Loretta: There are alot of things one can use for free or a very low cost versus paying the $$$$ for name brand quilting items. Why pay for a color wheel when they are free at any hardware store? You can use a T-Square that you can buy at Big Lots or a Deals store for $1.00 that is MORE useful than a straight block ruler. Also, the FREE wood paint stirrers come in handy as they are straight. Old credit cards make great oblong's, old CD's make great circles as do old make-up jars! Just look around and see what you can use in your own home, it is amazing! Thanks for answering my comment. GiGi :D :lol:

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    Are all the blocks going to br the same. I think the colors look good together. I think the orange sets it off well. if I'm not sure how a block is going to look . I use one of those cheap party kalidoscopes that my kids have brought home and look at the block through it so I can see how many of the same blocks are going to look.

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    Hi Kyiav. I have to say it really depends on what emotion you are trying to evoke as to whether or not the fabrics work. If you are going for something very soft and with little contrast, then I think you've chosen some beautiful fabrics. If you are looking for the butterflies to pop out more and make more of a statement, then I would suggest trying fabrics that have more contrast in them. Right now your fabrics are in the light and medium-light to medium range and with the exception of the upper wing fabric you have all the same texture/value; your fabrics read as a solid. That isn't bad, just something I noticed.

    Personally, I think the colors are beautiful and I like the soft look. I think the quilting will be what makes or breaks this quilt. I think quilting it in stronger colors and adding in metallic threads would really make this stunning.

    Yeah, those color cards from the paint section of any Wal-Mart type store are a wonderful thing!! If you have or know someone who has a rivoting tool, you can put a stack together with a rivot at the top. This keeps them all together and lets you fan them out when you are choosing colors. Jenny Beyer actually sells something similar for about $50. Personally, the paint store color cards work the same for substantially less!!

    Oooh, another tip I absolutely love. You know those body scrubbers, the scrunchie things that cost $.99 for use in the shower? Those are excellent to use to scrub the fabric lint off your cutting mat. If you are cutting a lot of fabric out, give it a try and every so often wipe down your cutting mat with it. It's amazing how it picks up any and all threads or fabric dust stuck to the mat.

    Hm, this turned out a bit longer than I expected. :oops: Good luck and I can't wait to see how your quilt looks once you have a few more blocks up. I think it is going to be quite beautiful.
    ~Tiffany

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    Well my 2 cents here is .. I like it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To each his own.. that's what makes the word go round!

    When I first started quilting my teacher didn't understand my color combos, when the quilts were done everyone was in awe.


    Sometimes we have to do what feels right to US and what WE like!

    Can't wait to see it all put together!

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    Thank you everyone for the positive comments. I haven't worked on the butterflied in about two weeks b/c I was getting the train car quilt bordered and waiting to get it on a frame. I have all of the blue solid blocks cut and abour 6-7 butterfly blocks done. I will post some pics tonight when I get home.

    P.S. I just love this site. People are great with their responses and suggestions. It's great.

    P.S. I like the idea of the sparkly thread. I think I am going to do this to help it pop.

    Kyia

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    more pics added

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    OOO It looks really good .. I think it pops off the background fabric just SUPER! Great color choices!

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    I really like it.. Your color choices have a classy elegant look.. Your layout emphasizes classy and not over done... I think your thread choice is perfect for it... Just my opinion :lol:

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    It's coming together quite nicely Kyia. You're really getting a lot of blocks made. At this rate you'll be done in no time. *sigh* I envy people who seem to work at such a nice pace. I swear I am the slowest sewer. :P
    ~Tiffany

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