Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wanna Hold My Hand?

I have hopes of catching up with myself soon.



I have made a tiny bit of progress on my Summer Wind, a Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. pattern.
You can see that Thelma at Cupcake n Daisies
has got me beat by a yard... but I am coming along and enjoying the process.
As much as I love the fabric, I am freaking out a little with the color.
I'm going conservative. I think I need some hand holding here!

The next row is ready to go on!
I keep going with bold and then balance with 
the light to keep the quilt from running away with color 
by the time I get to the last row. 
That's my method of madness anyway...
also know as, frugal color theory.
Yes, I seem to be a scaredy cat  but I like the word
"conservative" better. 
I still remember the disaster I had with Eventide, a quilt along
hosted by Thelma. I still call it my Dear John quilt... 
it was a bad relationship, not in the beginning, but got progressively worse.
Do you know what I mean?
Thelma has been very successful with her color choices in Summer Wind...
go take a look.

Gypsy Rose by Fig Tree Quilts

There are a few versions that I have seen of Summer Wind on Pinterest.
This one was pinned by Wendy.
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17 comments:

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I think your colors are going to be great! It is scary to step out of the box, isn't it? :-) Happy sewing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! What a beauty.

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

I think alternating the bold colors with lighter colors is going to work out well. It looks great so far!

Jeanna said...

Just keep going with what works for you Carrie! It all comes together in the end, doesn't it?

JoAnne said...

It is looking really pretty so far!

Kate said...

Looking good! I did mine with a 3 Sisters range a few years back.

ROBERT YOUNG said...

I think summer wind is a little bit to confusing and busy just to look at for me and I think the way you are doing it with the grey then color is going to take all that away and look great

ROBERT YOUNG said...

I think summer wind is a little bit to confusing and busy just to look at for me and I think the way you are doing it with the grey then color is going to take all that away and look great

gailss said...

A really nice color combo and like you I always go safe with light colors to blend....it looks really great and nice job!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Love the colors of your quilt, not too bright and not to dull either. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it finished.

Thimbleanna said...

I think your color choices look great -- keep it up!!!

Ramona said...

Sinta I know what you mean about color choices. I am sewing along with you and Thelma with Halloween fabrics. I have been debating where to put the strong BLACK statement fabric that defined the toes on the bear claws. Since this is a fat quarter quilt, my limitations of fabric will have a hand in guiding my choices.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I think it's very pretty! Keep going!

jlgwyn said...

I can't wait to see how the two quilts turn out. I ran a quick 'errand' to my LQS at lunch time and they had the bolts of High Street in stock. I just wanted to grab them all and say "charge it"!!

Michele said...

I love it :-) Looking good!

Carol said...

I love High Street and debated whether or not to buy some. Well...I'm convinced, and what could be better than one of Carrie's patterns. Your quilt will be lovely.

Thelma said...

I love your version of Summer Wind, and your plan of going wild then conservative is perfect. I love looking at yours and think it's amazing and perfect!