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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.

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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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    Your quilt is stunning!! Thank you for the tip :D:D:D

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    Pretty quilt! Great job!

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    Lovely.

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    I think this is an idea worth looking at.. I have put together some color's in a store and could never figure out what is wrong with my choices.
    Also, we have one quilt store here that is so dark it's hard to tell what the true color is.. thanks for this idea..

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    It's called Ribbons in Motion

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    I see what you mean about the one green "being out of order" - but I think your "mistake" really made this better - it's livelier and has more motion in it, to my eyes.

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    Yours is fantastic. The green strip realy doenst look out of order. I have done that quilt. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    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!
    Only mistake is in your eyes. I think it is beautiful!

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    Great tip and a very BEAUTIFUL quilt.

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    Totally gorgeous job on the quilt. That's a really great tip to use the pics that way. Thanks for sharing that.

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    This is a beautiful quilt.

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