Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Amazing colors!


Aren't colors amazing? If you have a look at my previous post, you'll see the start of making the red table runner. As I mentioned there I struggled a bit, but when I finally understood the cutting direction as well as the making of the Y-blocks - I got hooked! So hooked that I made another runner too, in one day! :) The previous post is a bit misleading; it shows some fabrics and the red runner. I intended using these fabrics - "Peppermint Cottage" by Diane Knott - but changed my mind. I'm using "Cookie Cutter Christmas" by J. Wecker/Frisch, which is gingerbread people fabric too. As you can see, I chose different reds for the first runner, and different greens and blue for the second runner. It never stops amazing me what small fabric pieces of different colors do to a project! These two runners are identical; the same pattern - but don't they look so different? I think... the red one looks very "Christmassy", while the green & blue one looks more.... sophisticated.... if I can say it like that? It is not very visible on the photo, but for the red one I have used beige mottled as the background fabric. For the green runner I have used beige too, with white snow crystals, which "lifts" it up a bit - I think. Also the contrast between the two green fabrics I have used are more visible compared to the two reds, which actually are the same fabrics; only the colors are different. It struck me the green and blue runner blends in with the colors in our kitchen/dining-room... I don't have many tablecloths and runners, so I thought it would have been nice making something new for the coming Christmas?:) Sadly I bought 1/2 yard of the beige snow crystal fabric, and I don't find it at any web shops anymore. I would have loved more of it... Oooops!!!! I had forgotten I'm on SSD!!! (Strict Stash Diet). :))

5 comments:

M. Regina said...

Nice fabrics ando great your choice. The table runners are wonderfuls. I am already sewing Christmas'works. Today I'll post a hangwall that I had finish now. huga from Brazil.

karenfae said...

LOL - strict stash diet - that's a new one! I'm supposed to be on that diet this year and some how I keep messing up :) I haven't bought a lot -- just a little - really!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Sigrun said...

Nydelige begge to. Den grønne ga meg vårfornemmelse:-), mens den røde er jul for meg.

Doina said...

Beautiful!

The Heart of Paul said...

That's just beautiful Astrid!