It is a serious mix of greens, cerise and white. When I say serious mix of greens I mean 7 shades of green!
Some of them are here:
|Kona Solids Sage|
|Kona Solids Jade Green|
|Kona Solids Emerald|
As you can see they are close in colour value. When my bundle arrived all of the greens were labelled so I knew which one was which...
The last time ordered a huge bundle of oranges and yellows from Simply Solids, Justine had labelled them and in my haste to wash the fabric (yes, I am wash before cut quilter) I had ripped the labels off and the got confused later as to which was which!
So I have pile of solids that I have to match to the colour chart every time I want to use/order more colour... not very sensible!
As I was getting the ready to wash my new batch of greens when I had a brain wave - what if I took a square of the colour and put the label on that?
Then I could take all my squares and out them on a notice board to show the colours I have/ have used and be able to organise myself much quicker!
So I took those greens and cut the swatches and attached the label, then I got my precious Kona Solids Colour Chart and started working through all my other solids:
I find matching quite hard because the glue has changed the hue slightly, so I also went through my receipts so I had a starting point for each colour.. yes I have that many!
After working through a few of them I started putting them on the board:
They aren't in colour order yet, more a of a pulled this out order...
But when I get them all ordered and named I will have swatches big enough to match to the pattern fabrics I use and be able to order more accurately from the web, it will take the guess work out of colour matching...
Sometimes I get a good idea....