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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Delightful Combinations!

I received this updated photo from Jana, who is stitching several of the Color Delights patterns on one piece of canvas. She is changing out some of the threads to make the colors blend around the Rainbow Color Delights in the center. She calls this piece her Color Delights "Mashup" - I think she's doing a fabulous job! Here are her comments about it:

It's not the best photo in the world, but here is my progress on the Color Delights "mashup." As you can see, I used Scarlet in the lower right corner, but basically used the colors from purple, although I used Petite Treasure braid and ribbon. This one took quite a bit of time to stitch!

In the bottom center, I'm using the Wisteria pattern, but with most colors from Indigo... mostly.

The last one, the lower left corner will be Aqua.
 
Here's another Delightful Combination - Pam from Tomorrow's Heirlooms is stitching all of the Double Delights together on one piece of canvas. My photo is not great - taken in the hotel room with poor lighting and a bright quilt behind it (the canvas is NOT pink, it's eggshell!). This is a great example of a lot of different colors working together - if each block/square is great by itself, combining it with a lot of others works. If you just put two or three really different pieces next to each other, it wouldn't be right, but adding more and more is what makes it all come together. I have to admit I was actually surprised to see that it is really looking good as I did not originally design these pieces with the idea of putting them all together. You can download the border pattern at http://www.needledelights.com/index.php/pages/81.html and see closeups of the individual designs that are more true to color.
 

 

3 comments:

  1. Would Jana be willing to share her exact color choices? Her piece is beautiful and I would love to stitch it!

    Carol

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  2. I totally agree - this is stunning!

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  3. Great idea. What size canvas would you need?

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