Friday, December 11, 2009

Jacobs Coat grey

Wow, deliveries in the mail are taking a little longer to get here this time of year, but my darker grey background has finally arrived!! And it's perfect, just the look I was hoping for, what do you think....the new darker Charcoal grey background....


The lighter Coal background....


My photo's aren't the best, but I'm happy now, the darker grey really does make the bright colours stand out well.

I also received in the mail a fabulous Kona Cotton colour chart, sent to me so generously by the wonderful Janet from Quiltsalott.


Thank you so much Janet, this will make choosing colours for future quilts so much easier, and how wonderful to put fabrics in my stash next to the colours in the chart to see what solids will complement the best.

Look at all those beautiful colours...the chart is so long I can't get it all in the photo!!!

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39 comments:

One Flew Over said...

I love the darker charcoal!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

On my screen, in the photos you have taken, both greys appear to have a tinge of purple. They may not have the purple tinge in real life but the combination looks amazing!

Even without the purple tinge it is going to be one vibrant quilt - i love it.

Karen said...

The darker charcoal is perfect! Worth the wait.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love your choice of background fabric - the dark really makes the colors very vibrant.

I think I too might need to invest in a Kona color chart. Very handy.

Rita

Nedra said...

I like the darker background the best also. My friend Sherri has the same color charts and I need to order some too.

Laura said...

You were right to wait for the darker gray. I love it!

Bobbie Ashley said...

Darker is definitely better. I just love it. You all have inspired me to give this project a try too, after the first of the year.

Cheers,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Marls said...

The darker background is definitely my choice. The blocks are going to be amazing-time to get stitching them down now.
The colour chart is brilliant.

izzy inspired said...

I completely agree with you....the darker grey isn't just a lovely color, but it really makes the other colors POP!! I can't wait to see this one all finished, I am sure it will be stunning!!

Robyn said...

Beautiful Cathy...
Makes the colours pop!! Perfect!!

Marit said...

The darker grey was worth the wait. I think that color chart will come in handy! Colors can be tricky!!
I look forward to see more pictures of your Jacob's Coat ; )

Janet said...

You were so right about the darker colour, it sure does make the citrus colours pop. It makes me want another JC quilt. Let us know how you tackle the placement of the petals.

Sue said...

great choice with the darker charcoal. The block looks fantastic.

PatchworkRose said...

Love the Charcoal and that rich dark blue green in the centre. You colours look fantastic :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Quilts on Bastings said...

Go with the darker grey Cathy - it does make the colour stand out beautifully.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!! I've had my eye on that color chart. Definitely easier to make those color choices however wouldn't it be lovely to just have a bolt of each on hand?

Brenda said...

It was worth the wait.

Lesly said...

Huh. There doesn't seem to be too much difference between those grays when compared against each other, but what a difference as backgrounds for your applique! You definitely made the right choice! I recently bought a Kona colour chart and also a Moda Bella one, and they are great! It's amazing how different the same swatch appears on different computer monitors and from different online stores!

Jackie said...

It really does look great on the Charcoal Gray! Just perfect! Isn't the Kona color card just wonderful. I am getting excited, I will be getting a bunch more Kona's in my shop next week. I just love them!

alobsiger said...

Yes, indeed! Your petals really pop on that darker grey. Perfect! Isn't the Kona chart a help?! I need to get an updated one -- a lot of new colors have been added since I got mine. Oh, now you can forge ahead on Joseph's coat!

YankeeQuilter said...

It was so worth waiting for the new Kona to arrive...love the dark grey!

sewpam63 said...

LOVE the Kona color chart. I have one tucked in alongside my stash of Konas. ; ) Like how the darker grey works for you. Enjoy your weekend and merry stitching!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

that color chart is the best thing i own... (although I would like to use different solids sometimes,) it so great to look back on that chart to figure out what I need when I run out...
Either gray is going to look great on your quilt! it's fabulous!!

ktquilts said...

Wow! The darker charcoal is fabulous!! Maybe I need one of those color charts! Do you have Santa's address??!!??
Blessings,
KT

Luv 2 Kreate said...

I think the darker grey makes the the colors POP more. Was the Jacobs coat hard to do? I saw the quilt along at Don't Look Now but was too scared to try it :)

I need to get the Kona color chart...looks like a great resource!

imquilternity said...

Yep, go with the darker charcoal. It's gorgeous! Your quilt is going to be exquisite!

Marielle said...

The dark is realy pretty, makes the colors so vibrant

Amelia said...

Just perfect, gald you went with the charcoal! That chart will come in super handy!

Cardygirl said...

The darkerbackground is perfect...great to have the colour chart too!

Petit Debutant said...

Love the new gray! I knew you'd be happier with it once I looked at the 2 on my color chart. Try not to drool on your color card as you stare at it dreamily fro hours on end... oh wait, that's me!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It was so nice of her to send you a color card! I've considered buying one...it would be awfully handy and fun!

I do like the darker one better. Brings out the color more...

Andi said...

Much better with the darker background.
Hope all is well with you.
Andi :-)

Miriam said...

i love the darker grey too! I can't wait to watch your JC quilt grow.
The colour chart sounds like a great idea!!

Deb said...

Great decision Cathy. That extra depth of grey makes the orange really zing.

Kelly said...

Oh yes, The darker grey is perfect! What a difference a few shades make! It's going to look amazing!!

Frou said...

Ooh... love the darker grey... though liked the original as well... grey is wonderful for making colours pop!

Haven't started my Joseph's Coat yet - hopefully in the new year, but am now wondering about using a coloured background for mine instead of white (am going to use 30s reproductions

Also love the colourchart - recently got the Moda Bella solids chart and will get a Kona one next time there is free shipping from o/s!

nicolette said...

I love the darker grey!! The colours stand out so much better!

Mama Spark said...

You were right, the darker one is a standout!! I like the Kona chart too. Do you know if they sell them? It would be handy to have one.

LeKaQuilt said...

Hi, I like tha darker grey background. It was worth waiting for :o)