Wednesday, February 13, 2019
I think it's just very hard to keep up specialty brick and mortar stores these days. They had a big sale going on, so I scooped up some end of bolts and other fabrics, as well as two spools of Bottom Line thread. I really hope someone buys the business and it doesn't close down.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
But I don't sleep well if I don't write every day. Some internal processing mechanism of mine has come to depend upon getting some of the words out of my head so that's it's quiet enough for me to get to sleep.
All prickly keep-out's, should's and you-oughta-be's. Being inhospitable to one's self though is very short-sighted isn't it? You're the one you spend the most time with, and your ongoing, life-long conversation with yourself is pretty important. So really, c'mon, it isn't selfish to take the time to write, if that's what's required to keep that conversation going. And to get to sleep.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Modern Handmade last month. I'm going to give this BlocLoc ruler thing a try, starting with the Flying Geese version. More on that later after I've tried it. I also picked up a quilt pattern that caught my eye, (you can see a peek of it on the top there) which is not a thing I usually do, but it looked like such a great way to highlight great fabric. And then three fabrics on clearance sale, love it.
Friday, February 01, 2019
Here's the fabrics I picked out of my stash to do the Good Fortune quilt.
I think this is going to be a fun and colorful quilt to work on!
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Here's an amazing color picking app, Color Supply, it's intended for use in choosing color schemes for digital illustrations, so it gives the hex values for the main colors. But I thought it was a great all-on-one-screen tool for looking at color choices. You can scroll through complementary, analogous, etc... and change the colors in each setup.
I thought it might be a good resource for quilters. There's a little essay/explainer on the site about why to choose warm vs. cool colors for branding a website/product and it made me think about that in terms of "branding" the quilts we're making. If you're looking to make a happy quilt choose this: X, if you're wanting a somber quilt choose this: X instead, etc. Color tells a story, evokes emotions, etc.
Hey, is there a hex value to kona cottons (or other fabric line's solids) chart somewhere?
I used this tool to help me pick fabrics to use in the Good Fortune mystery quilt.
Pics of those choices tomorrow...