Since I can't seem to get my blog updated more frequently, I feel compelled to bring you up to date.....
So I'm working on a lap size quilt for my father-in-law for his 90th birthday,
I'm using this fabric
Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles Quilters . . .
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And this pattern
Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts by Debbie Maddy.
This pattern uses half squares triangles to make this design. All you have to do is assign each fabric a number, one through 8, then lay out the hsts according to the "layout diagram" provided in the book.
hmmmmm, one through eight.......
Butterfly Garden has 7 different colors, beige, gold, blue, maroon, black, green, and purple.
So right off the bat, I eliminated the gold, and knew the beige would be my background.
That left me these five fabrics to work with.
How to best use these fabrics for this pattern......
The first thought that came into my mind was to just load up on the blues. What guy doesn't love blue.
But the blues were so close in value to the black I didn't think that would make the design pop like it should.
After several combination considerations, I think I hit on a good one,
not only did I put the gold back in the mix, I doubled it and the green. In this case, it's not the colors that were important to me, but the values of the colors.