First of all I thought I'd show you what I ended up with when I used the colour generator found HERE.
I uploaded the Harrison Fisher illustration and the program generated the strip of colour suggestions that you see along the bottom. I was then able to print this and use it while selecting my fabrics.
Here you can see the pieced block that I created...
The fabrics aren't all 'spot on' with the colour swatches, however they are the best I can do with the stash I have.
Buying fabrics is not an option when I have so many that I need to use up!
It's difficult to see in the above picture, but I am using a hexagon shape for each of my blocks and the layout is tentatively as shown below..
This afternoon I pieced all the blocks and now I'm ready to start with the fun part - embroidery!
Now, on to a few mumblings...
- If you'd like to try making your own buttons, have a look at the suggestions found HERE.
- THESE little bags are wonderful! I can see so many uses for these - and, even better, they're great for stash reduction!! They'd make great gifts too - especially if they were filled with little things the recipient might like.
- For those of you who might like to learn to smock, there is a great tutorial HERE and if you scroll w-a-y down to the bottom you can click on several pictures that will lead you to further tutorials.
I came across this wonderful poem, from an author unknown...