Monday, August 31, 2009

Quilts Color Fun - Picking Fabric Colors from Nature

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Just a couple of tricks to help you look at color from nature.
I am always asked about color. This past weekend we attended a family union at my sister-n-laws acreage in Iowa. I always take loads of pictures, and use them as teaching tools.
Look at the pictures and notice the colors, the shades and the texture of the leaves or flowers.
How to Pick Fabric Colors from Nature
If this is the color group you like, start with a deep red, notice the hint of yellow centers, the beige of the new bloom, and all the greens. Work with what you like about the colors in a photo.How to Pick Fabric Colors from Nature
This photo, "What is the first thing your eyes see?" The GRAY figure, start with a gray color, add the soft lavender in the front, the soft cream yellow from the leaves on the right. Add more colors or less, it helps you to start the color process.

Print out your photo and head to your fabric stash or the fabric store. I always lay out my fabric and photograph them too. Always, always do one block before cutting a whole quilt, that is the time to change and rearrange. Just a couple of hints on how to start with color.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Corners are DONE on Book Eight Quilt of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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They are FINISHED, the hand work, applique is ALL done ! ! !
I've add the extra leaves needed and it's time to add the batting and the backing.
I have to make a fabric store trip for the back. I think I'm going to do red....
I know, not the normal color, but the front is so traditional and I've always wanted a red quilt.
This quilt will not be used, I think this one is a look at quilt.
Book Eight Quilt of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
The Four corners
Book Eight Quilt of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
Perfect for a queen size with dust ruffle.
Sew Happy,
Beth

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Finishing Vines and Leaves Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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The quilt is together and I have to do the finish work in the vines and leaves.
I left vine material to do this.

Finishing Vines and Leaves Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
I always stitch the outside edge first, I think it's the way I was taught to do it.
I pin first and remove the pins as I go, this material was a bit frayed and needle turning was hard.

Finishing Vines and Leaves Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
Then the inside curve, same as the outside, I pin first.

Finishing Vines and Leaves Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
Leaves are next, just as the vines, pin and stitch. I clip the curve to help it lay down flat.

Finishing Vines and Leaves Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
One corner finished, 3 to go.


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Center Together - Red, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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Have the center of the quilt together. And have to say, "I love it".
It is getting bigger and bigger. This one is a process, it will be hand quilted, by me and I have not idea how long that will take.
But, first I'm getting is all together.


Red, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection


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Friday, August 21, 2009

Putting All Together - Red, Green and White Quilt Blocks

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Book 8 of the Quilt Ladies
A Wedding.....
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The writing of book 8 was so much fun for me. I planned a wedding and had to answer, ask or tell anyone, why or what I wanted. From the simpleness of the day, to the family and friends. It is what I hope my day was about, many years ago.

At the time of book 8's writing, we lived in Windom, Minnesota. A VERY long way from home and I had some very long days and even longer nights. Son #2 was in high school, working, sports and always busy,
Husband had his first retail store and worked 24/7.

And I wrote, the wedding was on.....
I wrote, ate and dreamed of nothing but a wedding, for months and months.
Then came the quilt.
It was overwhelming, everything I've always wanted in a quilt.
This one was designed and done for me, no one else, just me.

There are 12 blocks, pieced on a sewing machine and hand appliqued with
vines and leaves.

Red, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book CollectionRed, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book CollectionRed, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book CollectionRed, Green and White Quilt Blocks, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection


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