I really DO mean what I say (or type...). I asked for feedback and advice about the palettes on my last Dead Simple QAL post and I got it. Whew! Some amazing input, thank you so much! First, I learned that basically nothing I could possibly pick is wrong...so that gave me the confidence to just plow ahead and play with what felt fun. Secondly, I was given some great suggestions which I put into play as you can seen below.
Thanks to Lynne from Lily's Quilts for sending most of you helpful folks and Annaliese from Pewter Acorn Quilts who gave me a great brainstorm. After visiting Annaliese's site (and you should too because she'd love some palette feedback as well!) I realized I had to make templates with my colors. I loved her samples from Design-Seeds, but when I saw them in template format my favorites changed. So...I went to the source...
I visited the Robert Kaufman website to pick swatches of the solid cotton Kona colors. This really gave me perspective, and was so much fun! Here is what I came up with:
Sacre Coeur Palette from Design-Seeds that many of you loved. I came up with this out of the Kona Solids:
Then so many other people loved the Teal Appeal and I played around with these colors. It was hard to find the right mustardy color...so I ended up changing the shades a bit from my original...
Lastly, piecemealquilts suggested that I add some aqua to the Flora Inspired palette. So I did and I think it looks awesome! Adds a bit of something to it don't you think?
Ultimately I think I am going to choose between Flora Inspired which I find so squishy I just want to wrap myself up in it and Sacre Coeur which is totally different for me and feels fresh but soft. I might add more raisin to Sacre Coeur or play around more with the color balance in Flora Inspired. But at least now I have a clearer direction.
Thank you so much! Anyone else want to play palette games? I'd love to stop by and see... Leave me a link!
- rebecca lynne