So... consider me absolutely gobsmacked when Lynne posted a call-out for advice on my palette choices for the upcoming Dead Simple QAL (read my original post here).
And... then... I was absolutely blown away by all the people who actually took the time to stop by and comment. WOW!! So a big thank you to each and every one of you for not only assisting me in this incredibly difficult choice but for also making my
Now I know you are all wondering what I have decided - but unfortunately you'll have to wait a little bit longer as I still haven't made up my mind (no great surprise there). I can say, though, that today I remembered that I have a little treat on order so this little beauty may just have to inspire my final purple shades. Love!
|Tufted Tweets Itty Bitty Chairs on Orchid by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman|
I have since discovered that this particular collection also happens to include a little yellow and a lighter shade of purple. Hmm... interesting. Very interesting. :)
|Tufted Tweets Birds on a Wire on Orchid|
Other than that little teaser, I would like to give you all a rundown of the final votes from the last post. I found this super interesting, especially because it involved a little secret challenge between me and my partner. Basically, I came up with Palette 1, he designed Palette 2... and Palette 3 was supposed to be a compromise. So without further ado, the results are -
Ahh... and again I say a BIG thank you! At first glance we thought he'd romp it in - and consequently he's been bragging about it all evening. But when I actually sat down and did a count of everyone's first choice... I managed to cross the line infront. Barely... but it's still a win to me so it counts! Hehehe. ;)
For those that are interested or looking for some assistance with their own palettes, here are some of the suggestions I found helpful (I might be paraphrasing here) -
- You do not have to limit yourself to a particular number of shades. It might just be me (embarassingly!) but I got completely fixated on only using five colours... until a few people mentioned working with Palette 2 whilst also adding in the dark purple from Palette 1. Great idea.
- Aim for contrast by having light, dark and inbetween.
- Think about who the quilt is for - this may help you with the final decision. I'm making this for our house so I just need to make the two of us happy. I say "just". Ha. ;)
- Narrow down a palette but then go shopping with an open mind - you may find fabrics in a slightly different shade that will still complement the original idea.
- This QAL is a great opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone - so go with the flow and have fun!
If you are also participating in Lynne's Dead Simple QAL then I look forward to seeing what colours you choose and where it leads you. If you haven't signed up yet, why not? It's sure to be a blast. :)