Friday, December 12, 2014


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I'm having such an interesting time trying to decide what I will do for the Crazy Quilting Journal Project.

I have so many ideas that's it's very hard to just pick one:( 

Block shapes.....there are tons of possibilities......hexes, hearts, circles, diamonds, squares.

Do I want a theme to cover all 12 blocks or just do each one as a separate idea?

Should I use "silkies"? I spent all day yesterday looking at free images to print out.....arrggh...I just can't decide....LOL

Then there is the colour palette. Should I use pastels?....or my favourite forest colours?.... or should I go out of my comfort zone and pick colours I wouldn't normally use?


I did remember one site that I found last year called Pallette Builder.  It's very cool. You can upload an image and it will give a palette of Hex values, Kona cottons or Aurifil threads.

Play Crafts: Palette Builder

Here is what I did with one free image I found.

You can choose to go up to 10 values (I only used 6 here). However when you go to save the pic it cuts off part of your list on the right side if you use the full 10....bummer. 

If your interested here is another site where you can build a palette as well......

Big Huge Labs: Color Palette Generator

....and, one of my favourite places to search for colour ideas.

Design Seeds

You can waste a lot of time there just enjoying the pictures never mind the colours.

I love purples and blue greens.........this may be too dark for CQ though....but I love it:)

I better get my act together because I should at least be making block one very soon. January isn't all that far away.

Take care:)


  1. mmmm - yummy colours! I don't think those are too dark - I'd just use lighter colours of threads and embellishments to balance it out.

  2. An exciting project for sure and I'm also sure that you'll do a stellar job of it. What great possibilities! :)

  3. I know what I will do and have started to gather fabric etc. The other day a lite bulb went off and I remembered about palette builders, but haven't had a chance to try it. I'm going to the first site you mentioned because I love Kona Cotton and would like to see if I bought the right shades. Sure hope I don't have to go shopping again LOL
    Merry Christmas

  4. I can see why you can spent a day just looking! It's easy to get caught up choosing colors and themes, yet quite fun. I love the birds but those purple hues are gorgeous.

  5. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. You have found some interesting colour sites. Good luck. xx


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