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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How to Quilt in the Hardware store...

Now I love a hardware store as much as the next girl but when you're there with your husband and your eyes start to glaze over, what do you do?
Well you head off to the paint swatch section of course. Pick out colours that you think match your fabric. Then you take them home, cut them up and play with them!


 
DSQ Fabric Palette


Oh yeah, oops, even though I haven't shown you yet, these are the colours for my DSQ. I did buy a little bit more fabric but I'm really happy with all the solid colours together. I'm saving this quilt to do after Christmas but in the meantime it's so easy to play with the paint swatches.


DSQ Layout

Time to stop playing though, I've been feeling completely unmotivated this week and I need to get back to work.... 



 Apparently Dresden's do not make themselves.  Bugger.

5 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great idea to use paint swatches!! I love the palette you've chosen, it will look great :) The dresdens are looking good too, can't wait to see the layout! :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I like the paint swatches too and I love the palette you've chosen!

Desley said...

Paint swatches - what a great idea!

Emma said...

hee hee.

If quilts made themselves, we'd all have fewer UFOs. :)

Paint swatches are a fabulous idea.

Brigitte Heitland said...

It's a great idea to play with the color swatches, arrange, and rearrange. Often you find new surprising layouts.