Do colors decide the way you design?
Have you ever seen something and the color palette sticks in your mind and pretty soon, you’re buying fabric in those colors?
For me, it was the sea colors of turquoise blues and clear sea greens. When on a family vacation in California, we picked up sea glass and took pictures of the ocean in these colors.
It became my excuse for checking out the batik fabric in my favorite quilt stores, buying a little here and there.
I pinned my fabric choices on my Design Wall, admiring my choices. Mmm- add a dark, a light- yea- I like the shades developing.
I was also wanting to put some of our Fons and Porter rulers to work. Thus, my quilt Sea Glass was born!
I played with diamonds and triangles, separating the colors I liked in shades, assembled in triangles and then in rows. My design wall got a real workout, but really let me see what was coming together.
Color decided this quilt…. but maybe the quilting rulers will decide the way I design my next one so I can play more!
Mmmm- what designs can I make? And what for color?
Stay tuned and happy quilting!
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