Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cool or Warm?

Melbourne:  Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Summary
Max 13 (55F)
Showers. Local hail and thunder.
It's definitely on the cool side here today and we are so not used to this kind of weather ~  grey skies, rain, hail  and a cool southerly wind.  The Winter woolies have made an appearance. Inside it is warm and cozy in a very pleasant way; the only noise is the sound of the rain and of course the whir of the sewing machine.



This large large pile of fabric is my play thing today.  It's enough fabric for two whole quilts; backing and binding included.  Just mine  ....  for now, that is (it seems May is the month of The Giveaway!).  The biggest crafting decision today is whether I should go with the cool palette:


OR the warm palette:


Oh what to do?  Decisions, decisions. 

Stay tuned for more.
Rita

63 comments:

  1. I vote the warm pallete in protest of the weather outside.

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  2. Love them both, but at this particular moment, the cool palette is just so soothing. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  3. I agree with Rachel...our heating at work is rubbish and my feet are like iceblocks... The warm looks very appealing right now!!

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  4. Both color ways are very pretty, but I think Rachel is on to something...The warm pallete, would seem to chase away to winter gloomies! :)

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  5. Seen as you're experiencing some cooler weather,(though to be honest when its 13/55 here in the UK we declare summer to be on it's way and the short sleeves are out!!) I'd go for the warmer palette!! Both are delicious though aren't they?

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  6. What do you mean your not used to wet weather?! Its Melbourne! Actually its been wet here too, but the last two days have been divine, hope some comes down to you, love the warm palette for winter too! That lot would keep me busy for a couple of months! Love to see what you do with it all, put the fluffy slippers on and keep warm!

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  7. WARM!

    I am freezing my digits off!

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  8. I would go for the cool pallete because the blues are so pretty. And it looks just like the sky in Denmark this morning...

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  9. I like both of them. Hungary is now our hot, 25 degrees celsius. I would choose a cold assembly.

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  10. They're both wonderful... I'd love to see you make something of the warm palate though. I bought the cool palate and love it... might be tempted to go back for some of the warms when I'm wowed by whatever you make! :)

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  11. Oh, they are both so pretty! Here in Scotland it's sunny! Yipee! After a whole week of rain I'm ready for a little sunshine, so I say, play with the warm colours ;-D

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  12. For me the weather is ALWAYS hot, it might be pouring with rain but it'll still be hot - so i vote for the cool palette! because that's what i'd like to be a bit more often!

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  13. the warm palette!
    I was just at the fabric store trying to pick fabrics to go in my son's quilt, I'm always embarrassed thinking I'm not very good with colour and on the way home I thought of you and how nice it would be to be able to pick out fabrics from stash with out worrying about if they go together with someone looking on. But then I do like to have someone else's opinion too.

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  14. Love both, but the warm i just too lovely!

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  15. Looks like warm palette is winning, but I love the cool colors The blues are just fabulous

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  16. Warm! Warm! Warm! Warm!
    (She said crossing all fingers and toes for a little bit of warmth!!!)

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  17. I like the cool today, but not Ballarat - freezing top of 6 degrees today and the windchill made it feel like 1. Horrible!

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  18. my gut instinct is warm.I love those fabrics, so cheery.

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  19. Lovely cheery fabric, I would go with the warm colors.

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  20. The warm palette looks so appealing with this awfully cold weather and hail coming down here in Melbourne. I would definitely go with the warm colors to mentally warm myself. ;)

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  21. What about mixing the two together? One side of the quilt the warm palette and the other side the cool palette. Remember we always complain is too hot in the summer and is too cold in the winter. That way you can pick or choose following the weather! – Not a bad idea

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  22. Cool for me please! And I hear that purple is going to be big this season :)

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  23. Sounds like the only choice is... BOTH!

    That's my problem. I can never choose, so I start to many projects and I have to many going at once.

    I am sure whichever you choose will be made into something beautiful. I love looking at your work. It is truly inspiring.

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  24. You make so many fantastic warm palette quilts, but I don't remember a lot of cooler palette quilts, so I vote cooler.

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  25. Of course both are lovely, but the warm makes my heart smile!

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  26. They are both great. So hard to choose, but if I had to I think the cool palette draws me in, but that may just be becuase the forecast for here today is sunny and HOT!

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  27. Warm!! Mmmm How better to feel warm than to look at that deliciousness? Yum!

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  28. I just made a quilt using most of those fabrics last month - I loved that line.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  29. Of course, they are both lovely, but you have to go with the warm!

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  30. In that kind of weather, I'd certainly go with the warm palette! Happy sewing--I'd love to be doing the same!

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  31. Warm - absolutely! I live in Michigan, USA, and it's just now warming up here from winter. Thought I'd never be able to plant tomatoes.

    Your quilt colour choices are always wonderful. Thank you for brightening my days!

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  32. They're both beautiful - this will be a very tough decision!

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  33. I love the warm -- the cool is too cool for me!

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  34. Both are gorgeous...go with the warm :)

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  35. I can't wait to see what you make with that fabric. That's one of my fabric lines at the moment.

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  36. Both colorways are gorgeous and colorful so deciding is difficult. Choose the one that brightens up the chilly and rainy weather.

    Have a super great sewing day.

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  37. Love the warm, especially if you are having raining days...need some brightness in your day. :0)

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  38. They are both lovely but I would go with the Warm!

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  39. When I come to your blog I feel like I want to be you. Love everything you do.

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  40. Normally I'm a warm palette kind of person, but I love the fabrics in your cool palette, so I vote for that one.

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  41. Goodmorning
    It is here 18C in the morning and it wil be :) 25 in the afternoon .
    So i think you can use both Cold and warm.
    They are borh very nice .
    Bea

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  42. Ooh... I'm going to say warm. Just because :)

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  43. I like them both.

    That was completely helpful, right?

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  44. Cool palette would please me!!

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  45. Perfect forecast to stay inside where it's warm. Warm... lovely word... lovely fabrics. Ummmmmm.... warm... how can you resist! Are you brainwashed yet!

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  46. Make one of each!! Or better yet, you pick one and I'll have the other ;)

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  47. Hummmm...I think both would be good :)

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  48. I always seem to go for the cool colors, but in this case the warm shades win!

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  49. Warm, definately. It's just more beautiful. I think the cold one doesn't have enough variation either, kind of just looks like a blur.

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  50. Warm, warm please. It's cold here in Queensland too!

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  51. How cold is it! It snowed just up the road from us (we are in the Dandenong Ranges) and we had not quite snow and not quite rain. Certainly wintery. I have a charm pack of the material you are contemplating. I like both the warm and cool options and honestly can't decide which one. So I'm no help. I'm sure which ever you choose, it will look great. Jacinta

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  52. As I'm huddled next to the heater I'm drawn to the warm colours!!!

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  53. Either is nice but I really love the warm bundle! Hope you had fun playing with them today :)

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  54. Warm Palette gets the first place ;D

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  55. I just love the cool, but they are both so lovely.

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  56. I really like the warm colourway, perfect to bring some warmth into our coming winter. I have never used a quilt kit and often wondered how they work out,Winning this would be a great way to try.

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  58. Oh, I'll have to delete that previous comment and move it to the correct post!!

    I have just come back from a rainy and wet few days in Melbourne. It would have been prefect weather for sewing rather than visiting the zoo, wandering around the shops and waiting for trams!!

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