Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Aquamarine Ambience" And Color Blind

WooHoo!  My book came today!  I can't wait to start.  Here's a pic:

From Embroidery Designs
The instructions said to use silk dupione fabric so while in Lincoln I checked it out.  16 bucks a yard and I needed 6 yards.  ROTFLOL  I don't think so.  It was nice, but even if I was willing to pay that much, the store didn't have a color that I liked.  There wasn't any point in buying the thread colors since my fabric choices had changed.

So I bought some batik green and a print.  It will really change the look of the quilt, but I think I like it.  I only bought two yards of the light print just in case I change my mind.  My thread choices are still up in the air.  I went through my thread collection and through my color book since I'm practically color blind.  Did you remember I have my fabrics labeled to tell the colors?

I realized I have enough chartreuse and spring green to start a store.  Same with Golden-Yellow.  Did you know browns are actually a deep color of orange??  I pulled out a beautiful deep brown and told him it was actually orange.  He didn't believe me until I put it next to the chart.  

I'll pull out the fabric and work with threads tonight and see what works.  I'm hoping I don't have to do a lot of editing as I have one of the larger hoops in the embroidery industry.        

I had a really nice anniversary today as well.


Rhonda said...

We quilters really know how to imporvise!!!! Can't wait to see more.