Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colors and quilts

I'm on the quilt scheming phase again, and just picked up Denyse Schmidt's lovely Quilts book to help me along. I must admit, as much as I enjoy reading and finding inspiration in books, I'm often reluctant to actually purchase them--too often I feel weighed down by my possessions, and therefore try my best not to add to them unnecessarily. That being said, Denyse's book has some really great quilt designs that are exactly what I was looking for, and just what I need to give me a push in the right direction. I'd recommend checking this book out if you're into more contemporary quilts, and don't know quite how to start.

As I'm planning my theoretical first quilt, I'm trying to decide what colors to choose. I did a little googling to see if there was a good website that would let me play with colors to choose a palette. I found one, and though it's a bit annoying with all the ads, it worked pretty well for me. Click here to see the color palette I'm currently thinking about, inspired by this absolutely gorgeous quilt-in-progress on flickr. square one studio's quilt kind of breaks my heart, I love it so much. But alas, I'll just have to settle for the picture.


Sara said...

wow, that quilt is amazing!!

i got some fabric to make a second quilt kind of like the first one i made. apparently it has proven super useful for them, its a stroller blanket/playmat/goes everywhere quilt, i got to see it the other day and it looks cute now that its all used and wrinkley.

now i just have a pile of fabric pieces that are washed and need to be ironed, a daunting task considering my mini ironing board, i think a full sized board might be a nice thing to have!

isolada. by design said...

Oh, yeah. The color scheme and quilt are gorgeous! Go for it!

And that book, uhm, I'm liking that apron on the cover. I just made a patchwork apron yesterday with scraps from my many sewing projects. It's a little crazy, but I like it. And I love to make aprons...fun, easy, a good place to practice different techniques and can be for decorative or cooking purposes. Thanks for the link. I know exactly what you mean about possessions, but books I do carry, no matter how many times I move and it's been a few!

Teresa said...

Very exciting!

Have you seen this website? It's pretty fun for playing with colour!

Hilary said...

Ooooh, I cannot WAIT to see what you come up with. I think I may start experimenting with quilting in the new year -- I hope you don't mind if I come to you with questions!