Bee's Hive

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Playing around with colors

I have always stayed with safe colors. Even though red is my favorite I only used it as an accent or with white.

The many blogs with so many idea's have pushed me to order fabric's I never would have looked at in the past. Old ways sometimes need an up grade. I found a quilt on blog that I just loved. Her Redwork Transformed is mostly red along with her mom's redwork and she added aqua with it.

Aqua or Turquoise are not fabric's I have on hand but I did have some strings in that color. I put together several of these mini's, all a little different. I need to do the redwork birds in the white squares. I'm not sure if I like it. Maybe I need more white or maybe less red. I'll try different reds in the next one, maybe with more white and see if that looks better. I'm enjoying the trip into a different world of color choices.

These are from needle crafter. Tammy, just open the photo and right click to save. I have used them for CQ.


tisme said...

Holee, I like it. I think it needs something though. Maybe after you finish the embroidery, you could try aqua around for a border or thin lace around the bird areas. I am not sure what, but it just seems to be missing something.
I adore those bird images!!! Where did you get them?
BTW, I love the fact you buy beads from bikers. :)
You never know when I might need a skull bead or something in that vein.

everythingquilts said...

You know I love it. I definitely like to mix things up. I really like the look of mixing a lot of different prints. The birds are just too cute. I will have to save and print me some of those cuties. I like the idea tisme suggested about adding some lace to the piece, or maybe even some white rick-rack, I'm a big fan of that too. I wish I had half of your creativity. I have been reading up on her posts about color and found it very helpful. I do love the quilts she makes. Make sure you show us what you come up with.

tisme said...

Thanks Holee, I saved the birds. They are just too cute. I will have to make a block with them.
I also wanted to let you know that I purchased over 100 older work baskets and they all still have the transfer packs in them. So if you are ever looking for something, please ask.