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Monday, October 29, 2012
Color Comfort - Tricks and Guidelines - Part 1
Now start laying your threads on the block matching the colors as close as possible. If you want to use ribbons or braids add them with the same guideline. Match as closely as possible. Using all the same color of thread and trims may seem boring but I guarantee that you will end with a block you will love. Carefully pick your threads and STICK TO YOUR choices... Do not start bringing in other colors later... There are lots of ways to add more interest with buttons, lace and motifs, etc... But stick to your original choice of colors and your block will have (my favorite word) harmony.... The next post will show some fantastic examples of just this technique of limited color.
But when you know your own comfort zone what happens when you want to stretch a bit or get wild and crazy? There are tricks for that also that I'll cover in another post.
And then what happens when you join a round robin and get a block of colors that make you gasp? This person has picked those colors because they loved them and you are part of a team who all want this RR to be a success. Again there are some tricks to do this and I will share.