Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Picking Colors

Last time I explained my UFO Logic which will allow me to participate in the Jared Takes A Wife Quilt-A-Long over on the Quiltville’s Open Studio Facebook page without any self-imposed guilt.  Today, I’m going to walk you through my fabric selection logic.

I started with the black & light 4-patches.


Next, what color do I want to make the quilt? Stacked on my ironing board because I finally unpacked my retreat bag is my purple fabric. I’m going to use this in the quilt.


It is supposed to go in the box with the pink. So, I best use pink too.


So, what goes with pink and purple?  How about green. My green & red box is overflowing. (There really is red in that box — just not much).


Actually it wasn’t quite this simple.  Well, the purple was. I passed through yellow & red star points before settling on green star points, pink center squares, and purple long points. But this is where it falls into place.

My yardage is kept in boxes together.  I knew I had a piece of green fabric that I purchased at a thrift store and thought it would be good for the star points and sashing.  As I was digging through my boxes I found a 2 yard piece of a purple paisley.  This is going to be my border.


I found a 2 1/2 yard length of a green – not the one I was looking for. This one is much better.


And finally I found a one yard piece of pink.


The lighting is off here, but I think this is going to be a great combination.


I scanned the fabrics and imported them into EQ7 and this is what I’ve come up with.


Now, if I can just refrain from making this my primary project. Eeyore is supposed to be worked on this month and he’s still in the box!


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