Off again... the big excitement of post #1500 is over. I have many ideas to share and tutorials I want to do and many things that need updating so I hope you weren't here for just the party and that you keep coming back..
First on the list is choosing fabrics for CQJP2015. First of all, whether you are a color expert or not, you MUST subscribe to Color Seeds. It is a non-invasive little site that just drops these color palette in your email occasionally. I keep a file of the ones that really speak to me... such as this one.
They work well as a guide. Pastels are my comfort zone and this is close but the colors have a dusky quality that I thought suited a vintage theme. I will leave out the dark green but add a deep rose instead. Remember just a guide.
Suziqu's shop because it had some gorgeous velvets, added another from Cathy's Crazy By Design to get more shades of beige, and found a fabric pack I won in Carole Samples class years ago that would work perfectly. Then yesterday I made a trip to THE barn and the bins.. This is a year-long project and needs 12 blocks so it is surprising how much material that requires.
And I want to announce the winners of the Forget-me-Not buttons... Will the following please send addresses. Thanks to everyone who visited and left their name. Do come again!!
Lesley in UK
Amy in LA
Carol Beads & Birds
Remember the soutache jewelry from the other day... Well I have a huge hug and thank you for Jocelyne Ausseil who found this fantastic tuto...
Pigtails and Quilts is having a "Crazy Quilts are Quilts Too" celebrating crazy quilting and I'm pleased to be participatin...
Marilyn Nepper in Canada really got busy on her computer and found some great sites with even greater instructions... She even found ...
Addendum: Here are a couple websites with tutorials... http://historicalsewing.com/pleated-trim-jazz-your-victorian-neckline https...