Monday, April 30, 2012

Design tools

I'm back from a great trip to CA. The girls are crazy fun and for some of my close friends who want to hear updates on the grandkids ~ here is Elyse at 4 1/2 and Madelyn at 2 1/2.

I've had a quilt in my mind inspired by the colors in my rug from Urban Outfitters.

I tried pulling fabrics and just couldn't get it right. In the past, I've pulled thread spools to get the color combinations I wanted. It makes it easy to find fabrics with the color in hand. Today I remembered this wonderful box of Pantone color postcards I bought a few months ago. I found my colors and then started rummaging through fabric.

You get 100 colors to play with in a box.

 I ended up with a nice selection of fabrics to work with! ...Cindy


  1. Oooooooo, looking forward to your progress!

  2. Anticipating some sweet "eye candy" coming our way! Standing by.

  3. I've never heard of the color cards...great idea! The quilt will be pretty.

  4. What a great idea for matching colors. I like what you have started.

  5. that IS a great idea for working with your palette. awesome.


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