Archive for February 19th, 2007

Forgive the typing

I just reread my previous post and was horrified to see all of the typos.  Some are due to fast fingers not being careful, but some are problems that I’m having with the keyboard on my laptop.  It does not want to pick up all of the keystrokes all of the time.  There seems to be absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what is missed.  It is very frustrating (to say the least…)

I have edited my previous post to fix the errors, and apologize in advance for any future errors you might see due to the flaky keyboard.  I try to catch them all, but as you all know, sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. 

I had numerous people read my machine quilting book last summer, looking for typos and grammatical errors.  After six months of the book being available, my brother was here and read it.  He found a new one that no one else had caught.  The nice thing about printing the books myself is that I can fix those little buggers….


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Color schemes

After I posted last night, I was reading some more of Masopust’s book Color and Composition…

One of the exercises towards the end is an exercise at looking at colors schemes in nature.  The idea is to take a picture of a flower or an animal and analyze the colors in the picture.  They have you actually snip strips of fabric in the proportions the color can be seen in the picture — fuse the strips to a 3×5 index card and you have a valuable reference for the future if you are looking for ideas.  In addition to nature, they suggest looking at magazine ads.

This reminded me of an idea that I had seen in a quilting magazine awhile back.  The idea was to look at product packaging and pull fabrics that match the colors on the box of the product.  They used a specific product in the magazine, but I’m not going to tell you which one it was just yet.

First, I’m going to show you a picture of the color scheme as I interpreted it from my stash.


Can you guess what the product is that this scheme is borrowed from?  Think about it for a minute and then click on the link that will take you to the rest of the article.


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