Monday, February 23, 2015

Casting Call. . .

Celebrate Freedom
Quilt of Valor
Last week, I explained how Andover #7787-R was the perfect fabric to add width to the narrow flag panel. I wanted to do something similar, using the stars with the red background. The red strip was nearly two inches smaller than the blue strip, so I needed to find some yardage in my stash that would complement it. I found two pieces of blue yardage that I thought would work.

Whenever I am working on a quilt, I often "audition" fabric by laying it out on the floor. Sometimes, I take photos and see what appeals to my eye. If I am uncertain of my choice, I ask for opinions from my sisters, my niece, and friends.

Can you guess which blue fabric I used for the borders on Celebrate Freedom? Check back tomorrow to see the result.

13 comments:

  1. That is beautiful, Nancy. How you have a good and productive Monday.

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  2. I'm thinking you chose the stronger blue, but either could work. I do the same thing to audition fabrics. I also sometimes take a photo and change it to black and white to make sure I have the right amount of contrast. This one will be another beautiful QOV.

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  3. That is how I audition fabrics too...my design floor, LOL! I really enjoy seeing your quilts of valor!

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  4. I'm guessing the deeper blue fabric. I like that you set up auditions! LOL. That relates back to your earlier career quite well.

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  5. I hope it's the darker blue. I audition fabrics too, often leaving them on my design wall for a week before I decide so I get used to looking at them and figuring out what works and what doesn't.

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  6. My guess would be the darker blue. It catches the eye and doesn't wash out the other colors. As always Nancy, a beautiful quilt!

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  7. I'd go with the darker blue also. I sure do like that panel!

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  8. I like the darker blue too. I had an old quilter woman tell me one time to make a spy glass out of my index finger and my thumb...make a tiny circle. I tuck my index finger into the base of my thumb...then look through the small hole...what doesn't work will obvious. I have used this on occasion:)

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  9. Since I'm reading backwards I know what color you chose. And it looks great. Auditioning colors sometimes makes the quilt.

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