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Thread: How to do Color Magic for this Square In Square

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S View Post
    This is an amazing tut. Your avatar proves how well you understand color. Really like that block. Drew it in my EQ5 and colored it, even though the design is exactly the same the 3D effect did not come out at all. Maybe you could do a tut on that one? Hint, Hint. Yeah Iknow, shameless.
    Thanks so much, everyone! And thank you, Emma, too for your nice comments! You bring up an interesting point that I forgot to touch on and that's the 3-D effect and those emerging wonderful secondary patterns I love so much but failed to point out. I looked for a better pic for you so you can see those secondary patterns emerging and the 3D effect and I will post it here for you and everyone else. It comes about by alternating light/dark rows diagonally or other ways horizontally/vertically. I was anxiously looking forward to seeing those patterns emerge, but got carried away with other things to check it out. Well, it definitely calls for another tut on creating specific 3D effects and background patterns emerging! What could be more fun??? haha. You are right on!!!
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    Here's a tip:

    Consider the fabrics you are using in your quilt and stand back 8 ft. or more from your design wall and observe which of your colors is standing out the most to you. These fabrics will also pop out in your quilt to you. Is it that crazy shade of neon orange? You can tell which ones will overshadow the others this way! Use those colors very carefully to highlight areas of your quilt that will stand out stronger than any other color!

    Let's look at this pic again. The 3rd row from the bottom has a background fabric that is really popping out!! Do you see it? Yes! You're right! It's that cheddar yellow! And straight above it near the top I used a similar shade. Also notice, because of its vibrating strength, I only used 2 blocks like that in the quilt. Any more of that color would knock it off balance!

    Let's look again to the upper right of that same block and notice the light blue background one! Wow! Is that a powerful light blue or what? You cannot just have too many of those in your quilt. Also, the very powerful lime greens I used could only be in there twice. Do you see those 2? See how powerfully they exhibit?

    Another technique I used was to take that same background cheddar fabric and use it as a center square for another block. It's located straight up near the top from that block. Repeating the same fabric in another section of the block is a great trick for giving it a 'coordinated' look. You might want to do the same with certain colors and fabrics you want emphasized in your quilt!

    Sure hope this helps you in your fabric/color choices. Taking a pic of the fabs on the design wall will help when seeing them on the comp screen for their strength/vibration. Hope your quilt will be radiating beautifully!! That's all for now....until the next tut!!

    p.s. About that light blue fabric ~~ it is mixed with a white color. If you really want intense shades, consider buying a print that is mixed with a white or black and from a distance, that print will really stand out!!!


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    Thank you. Very informative

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    Oh, my! Wonderful tute!

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    Thank you. I learn something every time you show your work or do the tutorial. Your talent is admired and appreciated.

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    Thanks for the great tute!
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    What a bright and fun quilt. Sounds like a great way to do a little stash busting too!

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    Great tute!
    Thanks for taking the time to post it.
    I made a postage stamp quilt and used some pieces of bright yellow.
    After it was finished I saw where that splash of yellow could have made a big difference if I had placed them in strategic areas.
    Your comments and photos will be a big help to me on my next all-scrappy quilt.
    Have a wonderful day.
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    Thank you for doing this - Choosing colors is a basic that so many find it difficult to really understand. With your tute, it will definitely help with those trying to choose the right combination - thanks!

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    So you just don't slap a bunch of colors together? Seriously, thank you! I need to spend a lot more time at my design wall.

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    Thank you so much for your tutorial. You are such a blessing.

    Linda

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    GReat job. You have inspired me to get to work arranging the scrap colors. Pegeth
    Each project adds to my stash of knowledge. Love sharing the results with anyone who'll look.

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    Thanks everyone so much! I love your comments!! They are so encouraging!

    In scouring my Specifications section yesterday, I noticed I left out the size of round 2 and # needed so here is the corrected version. You'll need 280 of 2x3's for round 2. However, there is a pic of those in the 'Steps' section.

    If you are printing this out, here is the corrected version for you:


    Specifications:

    quilt top: 64x82

    finished block: 5" - 5.25" (depending on bias stretch)

    # of blocks needed: 70 (7 x 10)
    # of cut 2" assorted squares needed: 280
    # of cut (your choice)1.5 x 2's, 2x2's or triangles needed: 280 (I used all 3 in this quilt)
    # of cut 2x3's needed: 280
    # of cut (your choice) 2.5 x 4 or 2.5 x 4.5** rectangles needed: 280

    **My test block shows a 1/4" margin when using this size rectangle
    and only a 1/8" margin with the 2.5x4.

    Inner border:

    Muslin border: cut size - 5.5"

    Scrappy border: cut size - 3.5" x assorted lengths

    Outer border:

    Muslin border: cut size 7.5"


    p.s. That's the only size I used for that round also.


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    Thankyou so much for this , it sounds like so much fun!

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    Wonderful tutorial, I love this block but color is a huge problem with me, this will help a lot. Thank you so much.

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    Thanks for the tut was great. This is something I'm going to have to try.

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    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have lots of small pieces of fabric that would be great in this quilt.
    Lizzy in La.

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    WoW! That is beautiful! I love your layout and border. Just Beautiful!

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    Your tut is wonderful and I appreciate you taking the time to do it for us! Thanks
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    Just got around to seeing this. It is a really nice tute. very informative will be bookmarking this. By the way your avatar is beautiful Thank you very much

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