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Mosaic competition finalists, Voting open

Today, the finalists were announced and the voting opened for the Washed Earth Mosaic competition, over at Stitched in Color. Great news, I am a finalist along with a couple of my blog and quilting friends!! It would be great, if you go over take a look and vote on your favorite. Voting is open until midnight Sunday.

This is my entry that made it through:mosaic4ae2a2c8a565760c2b8870d34823252756bc8098

It was inspired by these photos of autumn/fall in Appalachian mountains in North Carolina.
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Have a great weekend.

 

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Color and Design Inspiration at our vacation location

I am always finding inspiration around me every day. While on vacation at Boone Hall Plantation Gardens took some great photos of flowers that made me wonder what the color palette would look like. Could that palette be used for quilts or sewing projects?

Anne over @ Play Crafts has developed a Palette Builder, you just load your image and then you can play around building your palette…moving the selection dots around to change the initial colors, add more colors or remove colors  etc. My favorite new feature is the ability to match the color palette to a list of Kona Solids.  Here are the photo’s and the corresponding palette I favored…

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Here is the new Palette Builder view that shows how your color palette can be converted into matching Kona solids. This new feature just came out this week, you can copy and the paste the list to product a shopping list for your online store of choice or your local quilt shop ;-).
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Here is the saved color palette I chose. I liked adding the additional grey (Coal), works perfect with the Ash selection that I could use as the neutral sashing/ negative space.BooneHallPlantation_Flower2-palette-6

Photo 3
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One more example, where I want to know what Kona solids I should buy with a particular fabric selection. In this case, I am using my new Heather Ross Briar Rose fabric. Look, No having to carry the fabric to the store to match up 🙂 Genius!!
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NOTE: If you are on Chrome or Safari make sure you are on the current release.

What do you think, which one do you like? I love them, but I would like to start with 2 or 1 first?? Go over to Play Crafts and give the Palette builder a try, it is free and lots of fun to see what you can come up with. I also shared my palette selections on Pinterest on my design board.

I am using this process as part of the design phase for at least one quilt idea, as such linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced