Sunday, 21 August 2011

Dead Simple Quilt Button

Quiltalongs gotta have Quiltalong buttons.  It's the official law of Quiltalongs as written in article 16 from code 4 of the laws of the founding fathers (and mothers, sisters and so forth) of Quiltingland.  So grab a button, plonk it on your sidebar.  It is not a legal commitment, just an intention of possible interest.  
Dead Simple Quiltalong
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And get thinking about your palette choice.  You can trawl Design Seeds for something you like:


Generate a palette from any picture you choose with bighugelabs (the picture I have chosen here is the Plain Spoken Quilt made by Rebekah Don't Call Me Becky and can be found in this blogpost here):

 

Go to Kuler and make your own palette or use one of the many palettes created there:


Go to Colour Lovers and make your own palette or choose from one of the many palettes created there:


Or let me know if you have another great colour palette website or tool we can all go off and have a play with.  

22 comments:

  1. I was also considering to join the fun but only if you had a button ;-) There you go. I'm in! Can you maybe give a hint about fabric requirements since I mainly have FQs at home?

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  2. Love your button and the idea behind your QAL.

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  3. Sounds like fun...I will check out the color sites...

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  4. I so want to do this with you and just hope you will push this towards the end of September, beginning of October! I love the Big Huge Labs idea as you end up making a quilt from the colours of a favourite image - how cool is that?

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  5. Wow, I have never come across these colour palette website thingys. Off to play :-). Undecided about the quiltalong yet, as might be one too many projects on the go lol!

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  6. Just occurred to be, you could get pallet ideas from a big box hardware store. They always have free pamphlets in the paint isle.

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  7. My favorite color palette creator is called Toucan, one of the free tools available from Aviary.
    http://www.aviary.com/tools/color-swatches

    There's a tutorial video on this page, and then you just click "Launch Toucan" to open the program. Once you're in, click "Image Picker" and you can upload your own photos or use photos from Flickr - yours or others - and other places. You use an eyedropper tool to pick colors from the photo, adding more palette spaces if you need.

    Here's a sample color palette I created (based on a photo of a Lily, of course):
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/piece__of_me/6065131509/in/set-72157626075356497/

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  8. Also, here's a post I did about using the Toucan color tool:
    http://piecemealquilts.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/inspiration/

    And another that talks about color inspiration in (a LOT) more detail:
    http://piecemealquilts.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/pmgc-quilts-skill-builder-series-part-2b-fabric/

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  9. Sounds fun - I grabbed a button! Looking forward to more details...

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  10. I chose a picture and created the palette in Big Huge Labs but now what? Won't open in Photoshop for me and won't copy and paste! I am missing something. Really neat how it creates the palette.
    Carol

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  11. I picked out one of my favorites from Design Seeds that I have had set aside for inspiration for a long time now. I think that I'm going to make a few of Ayumi's baskets with the color scheme. It's not a natural one for me, so it should be fun to pick out fabrics to match!

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  12. I would love to join, but have just began to finish the dresden plates! Maybe next time...

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  13. Say 'when' and I'll tell you; but I like the button x

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  14. Love it! This concept has been stuck in my head since I read your first post... so it only seems fair that I spread the word :)

    http://thepewteracorn.blogspot.com/2011/08/dead-simple-qal.html

    Can't wait to find out more!

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  15. Love making my own palettes! Great fun thanks! :)

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  16. Here's another website that you might want to try---> http://colorschemedesigner.com/

    Enjoy

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  17. http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/2011/03/coffeeshop-colorbar-color-palette.html
    This is a free template to make your own color picker from your own photo using photoshop elements.
    I might join you if I can find some fabric/color palette that inspires me.

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  18. you inspired me to put together a scrappy quilt!

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  19. Thanks for the button! I am so in love with this idea that I have already been playing with colours... and have written a blog post to encourage more to join in the fun. Counting down the days! :)

    http://missymaccreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/dead-simple-qal-with-lilys-quilts.html

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  20. I use http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/

    :)

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  21. I see Nancy already suggested it but I love Color Scheme Designer.
    http://colorschemedesigner.com/
    It's technical and geeky, but playing with it for a while helped me to finally understand how to use a color wheel.

    The color theory presets are great.

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  22. Does anyone know of a website or tool that can be used to match colors from an image to Kona solids colors? That would be soooooo handy. I don't have a good fabric store near me and it would be nice to be able to figure out what Kona colors would match my fabric without having to rely on trial and error (I end up buying fabrics I don't need!).

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