For some time now I've been wondering if I'd ever be brave enough to sign up to a Quilt-A-Long or whether I'd always feel not quite good enough. Thankfully, during a period of fearlessness, Lynne from Lily's Quilts seems to have come to my rescue with her fabulous new idea, known as the Dead Simple Quilt-A-Long.
The basis is inspiring and perfect for a novice like me - the piecing and quilting itself is to be quite simple (yay!) but the palette is to be adventurous and, hopefully, a knock-out. Love!
Now... onto Step 1 - Choosing Your Colour Palette. Thanks to some gorgeous fish prints my partner brought back from Fiji, and my love for purple, I straight-away knew which direction I wanted to head - purples, blues and yellows. This combination has been bouncing around my head for awhile but I've never really known if it would work in actuality. So, thanks Lynne for giving me an excuse to give it a go and find out for sure. :)
This is the point that I thought things would get easy. Afterall I knew what colours I wanted to work with. I had figured out the hardest part. Ha ha, who was I kidding?! Once I went over to Colour Lovers for a play with colour palettes I quickly realised my mistake. Soooo many shades... soooo many combinations. I literally spent hours and hours fiddling... even enlisting the help of my (ever suffering) partner. And still nothing is definite but here are three examples that we seem to like -
Yes, we both have our faves BUT I would love, love, love your thoughts. Which combination do you like best? Or... would you like to take bits & pieces of each to create another, fourth, option? Or... do you only like 3/4 shades out of the 5 and think that 1/2 need to be altered? Or... do you hate them all and think I need to go back to the drawing board? Help! Please. With a cherry on top. :)
The Dead Simple QAL is scheduled to start in September. If you'd like to join in the fun (and, really, why wouldn't you?) head over to Lily's Quilts now!