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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friendship RR

I recently joined a Round Robin. We are doing Carriage House Samplings Friendship Sampler.



The model is done on 40 ct. I dyed my own 28 ct. I (as well as others in the RR) have decided to use my own colors. I am using Vikki Clayton HDF silk that I will send along with my fabric. I've done a floss toss to see how things look. Please be honest with me and let me know what you think about the color combinations.



Obviously, I've gone with blues, purples, and greens. I love that combination of colors. :) I have a few alternate colors that could be used instead of those.



I really like the one in the center, Blackberry. But its variegation has a lot of pink in it, I wasn't sure how that would work. The Earth Dragon has a lot of yellow, so the same applies. But I think Acts of Violets could work in there somewhere if something else didn't work well.

I had been planning on using regular old DMC threads, but something wonderful happened! I won a $20 gift card to HDF through my stitchingbloggers yahoo group. They usually have a contest every month or so. The one from January was a monochromatic design, and my fob that I sent to Monique won! YAY!!! So then I could get my HDF!!!

I got all the above plus I picked up a detritus bag. Look what I got for $8!



Vikki describes the detritus bag as "25 skeins floss, reg/premium mix "junk", mislabel, misdyes, unmatchable, my choice of colors". I took a quick look through mine and mine is all regular, but the colors are amazing! Who cares if they are the cast offs? They will be great in all the smalls I am planning on doing. :)

Once again, PLEASE let me know what you think of the floss toss. I plan on starting mine next Friday and I'd like to have all the colors ready to go.

21 comments:

Shebafudge said...

I love most of the colours. The only one I'm not so keen on is the blue in the bottom row on the left hand side. Assuming the colours are true on my screen it looks a little wishy washy compared to the rest of the colours.

I love the design you are going to do, it looks really pretty!

Anonymous said...

Those are all my favorite colors!!! I love it!
Pam K. - ILCS

Patti said...

I agree with Shebafudge but to be honest I like much stronger colors anyway and like the colors that the original is done in. But that's what I like not what you like so you just chose the colors that you love and I'm sure it will look lovely. Patti xxx

Ashley G. said...

I love the purples and greens, but I am unsure of the blues... and I agree with Shebafudge as well, the one blue does look a little washed out next to the vibrancy of the rest.

drea_dear said...

I actually love the muted blue on the bottom left, it's the aqua next to it I'm not sure about. I think the Blackberry would be perfect - the periwinkle in the top center would contrast nicely with it.

Kelly said...

I love the blue, purple green combination you like. Nice and bold!

Rene la Frog said...

I love your color choices and wouldn't change a thing.

saras said...

you know how in the pattern there are section of just a little bit of color (like inside the hearts?), if you are worried about that bright blue... we could just use it for smaller areas like that. I like it though!:)

Emily said...

I like all the colors, but maybe that bright blue doesn't blend so well with the rest. Maybe a bit lighter shade. Love the color, just doesn't blend well for me.

Sharon said...

I think the colors go great together!

Beth said...

BW,
I love the colors on the fabric. I think it's going to look wonderful!

Hugs,
Beth

Sadie said...

I love your choice of colours. Maybe if you added the 'acts of violets' that would help balance out the brighter blue. I am sure it will look fab. Congrats on winning the gift voucher.

Debra said...

I think it will be beautiful! I love the blackberry one also.
Debra in Indiana

Monique S said...

I personnally would take 1 or 2 colours that are not in the same range of "nuances" but darker (difficult to explain)Just to get some "highlights" (or "darklights" ;-) ) in your stitching.
All in all I like your choice :)
Happy stitching

Carolyn NC said...

I love the colors! You have me thinking about ideas now (No, I haven't figured it out yet!)

Monique S said...

Hey BW :)
Your fob that you sent me has won !!!!!!!
Congratulations !!!!!!!
How great is this ?!
And the winning fob goes to .... me =)
I knew from the moment I was holding it in my hands that it is a very special and wonderful fob !!!!
Thank you again for this beautiful piece of work.

Frishawn said...

I love the colors that you chose. You know that you have enabled me big time right?

Shelleen said...

I also agree with Shebafudge. That blue is washed out.

CraftyT said...

Cool colors. Look forward to seeing this RR take shape :)
Natasha

Sarah Lindfield said...

I love the colours and dont like the colours in the original, I cant wait to see what yours will be like; great choices and I adore Vikki Claytons fibres too.

htimcj said...

Great choice of colors.
Heidi-ILCS