Choosing Colors For Your Quilting Projects....
This week I'm going to tell you how Kaye chooses colors for her quilts, but first, you have to understand that her sewing room quickly becomes a disaster area. This likely doesn't surprise any of you, however it is an innovative technique, so stay with me.
Kaye will take one or two fabrics that she wants to use for her quilts and lay them out on her table. Then she will literally grab anything and everything off the shelf to find what she likes. This technique results in some very interesting color and pattern combinations, as well as a totalled out sewing space, but no matter.
Kaye's version of this process....
I usually start with a multicolor medium to large size print. Then I pull fabrics that will coordinate, keeping in mind my color ratio-60% medium colors; 15% dark; 15% light; 10% accent color. That is just a guide line. I like a variety of size prints, stripes and blenders.
Sometimes in the midst of choosing fabrics, my multicolor print changes. Then one by one, the others change. But choosing the fabrics is almost as much fun as making the quilt.
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