Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Purple House - Color Selection - Part 2

Purple is a hard color and there are not too many choices out there in the world for it.  I don't know why.  I need purples that stand out amongst my blue fabric sky.  I've got some choices up on the wall here, including a rather garish satin one with velvet swirls in it.  Could be fun, but I don't think it's the look that I am going for.

I took some black and white fabrics home last night and dyed them with Rit Dye, which helped bring my color choices for my funky purple house up a notch.  I really like the musical notes fabric and one one with the writing.  These will all coordinate well together.
Fusing with Mistyfuse, using their 12" bolt, that easily rolls out onto the fabric.  It's my favorite size on the bolt, because it is so easy to handle and it packs in my suitcase nicely too, for teaching and taking classes.

I am using a Fat Goddess Sheet, also from Mistyfuse.

Here are a few of the greens that are getting cut out 5x12 to use in the Accuquilt GO machine.  This is the fastest way to cut 2" squares.  I use this size for the backgrounds of most of my house and portrait quilts.  The scissors with the pink handles are Havel's, the best I've used!

The Accuquilt GO, running through the squares template.  It cuts 8 squares and you can stack up about 6-8 fabrics and are pre-fused.  So, let's see, that comes out to 64 squares in one crank of the handle, which is way less stress on my wrists, than using a rotary cutter and ruler.

Cute little birds on feather fabric.  I may entertain the idea of polka dot birds too.  Who knows...the sky's the limit.

A plate of blue sky.  This is an easy way to organize my cuts of fabric, for this particular project.  Serving up color and soon to be a quilt!

My palette for sky and landscaping.  Luscious colors in Hoffman Batiks and commercial cottons!  I can't wait to get started!

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