Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shaking the Winter Blues . . .

Last week I mentioned I had a lot of leftover fabric from my Winter Blues quilt . . . well, I've come up with a way to get rid of it. Granted, I'm limited to the same pattern as before, since all the blue fabric has already been cut in only three shapes. What I need is a different background (instead of the black I used before).

I decided to use warm colors for the stars, squares, and border: yellow for the squares; orange for the stars; and, dark red for the border.

What do you think of it?? This is just my preliminary drawing of the final quilt (the actual colors may vary, depending on what catches my eye at the fabric store). I may even "mix it up" a bit with several shades of the different colors (three different yellows, oranges, and reds).

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  1. Raymond,
    I am not generally fond of mixing warm and cool colors, but I know fabric choices can certaninly make a difference. If it were me, I would slip in a some green or bluegreen to smoothe the transition. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with and grateful to you for sharing your perspectives.

    Jere' in MS

  2. Thanks for sharing yours . . .

    A thought just came to me to leave the little yellow squares and the dark red border, but exchange a medium green for the orange. I'll post a drawing when I get home this evening . . . at least, there will be something to compare.