About 15 years ago, I remember walking into my local quilt shop, with quilt pattern in hand, and asking the owner for the exact fabric colors that were called for in the pattern.
Maxine, the owner told me that sure, she could show me the exact colors to use, but she suggested that I think outside the
She explained that so many ladies want to make something exactly like the pattern picture shows but they could so easily make it look completely different if only they would choose the fabrics they really loved instead.
She offered to help me select colors using the fabric colors that I really loved in her shop. And I learned then to think outside of the pattern.
And this is why I always encourage customers to visit their local quilt shops. Each time I visited that store, I learned something new. They are there to help you become a better stitcher/sewer. You might pay a little less at your local Joann fabrics, but you will never get the service or the lessons like you do at your quilt shop.
So anyway…. haha … I was messing around with my pattern pictures, resizing and touching up, when I discovered a feature in my photo program called “metallic gold”.
Here’s what it did to my “Apple Blossoms” candle mat picture:
What pretty Fall colors!
So what used to be a Spring/Summer candle mat:
Can be made into a pretty candle mat for Fall, just by changing the colors!
So take a look at your patterns again and try to imagine what it might look like if you changed up the colors a bit!
And speaking of Fall. Rachel bought some deeelishous pumpkin cookies from the grocery store bakery. They were puffy and cake-like with a thin frosting on top. If anyone has a good pumpkin cookie recipe, please send it my way. I’ve found it to be so much better to use recipes that other people recommend rather than opening a cookbook.
Happy Day everyone!