Several months ago I told Chandra, my niece that I would make her a wedding quilt.
We talked about color, she and Adam Ivy have a rug they really like the colors of. But this photos of the rug when sent by the internet distorted the colors somewhat. So at Nat's memorial she gave me the paint sample chips that match it exactly.
I have used Jinny Beyers book on color and decided to make a palette, to add the colors in between which can blend her color together on a continuum.
Her colors were mostly Dark and medium, only one real light color. I will place the palette here:
I am laying them out on the back side of a plastic Desk Calendar Holder, the green arrows show the paint chips she sent me. Then I was using Gimp to try to lay out the design.
First two blocks of the Judy Martin's " Oregon Trail" block pattern.
I do see a problem, the rug has the deep dark blue at the background, and I tend to make quilt blocks with the background white, and the design dark. So I have made in Gimp (by copying and pasting) a layout of the quilt - I think it will be 7x7 blocks - each block 12 inches 84" square and then some borders.
The taking the math out book recommends a 96x96 inch comforter for a California King bed, but right now they have a queen size bed. SO I may add 10 inches of borders.
Now I need a version with dark blue background.
I am learning a lot about how to GIMP!