My March Color Palette Challenge quilt is going to be named March Flare. Can you figure out why? Solar Flares. The colors. I think that’s a good name and it means I don’t have to keep thinking of a name.
If you don’t use Electric Quilt software by now, this post might just change your mind. Yes, you can draw in graph paper and use pencil colors but if a computer ditz like me can figure out EQ, you can too. Sometimes my way of figuring out how to save money isn’t quite normal and if you need examples, just ask Vince but I think using EQ saves so much that it’s worth it! Sometimes when I’m too tired to quilt or don’t have time to get into a project, in previous years, I would have gotten online and ordered fabric. That would give me the “quilt fix” I needed. Now, I can just doodle in EQ and that gives me a better “fix”. Also, I can see exactly how things are going to look, tweaking the design til I get it exactly as I want it, with no wasted cuts of fabric.
Using the two blocks that have been on my design wall, here’s a possible layout.
It looked a little blah so I changed some of the sashings to black. This is the setting I’ll use.
But just for fun, I played around with some on point settings and believe it or not, these are the same two blocks. Portions of the blocks are drawn using different fabrics but they started out as the same two blocks.
How fun is that setting? I’m tempted to make it as a wall hanging for my sewing room wall. I like it a lot!
Here’s a question for you: When you saw the March Color Palette, did you even think such a beautiful quilt could come from those bright colors? I’m learning that any color combinations can produce gorgeous quilts and it’s been a lot of fun for me to use colors I wouldn’t normally use together. If you’re not participating in the challenge . . why not?