A good while back I listed what I thought were some helpful hints for quilters, but there were too many to fit into a post of the length I like. So, here are a few more, these related to the internet:
Colors: If you want some new ideas about colors and palates, subscribe to Design Seeds (Design-Seeds.com) to get free palates delivered to your mailbox every day. It’s a great inspiration! Here’s an example of the type of thing they send every day:
Keep track of internet ideas: I use Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) to keep track of things I find on the internet, from quilts I want to see again to inspiration and color trends. If you like, you can go to my page (http://www.pinterest.com/mjp28723) and get an idea of how it works by browsing my boards. Here’s a picture of the front page of one of my boards:
Search colors: Use Pinterest to keep up with color trends. By putting “Pantone colors 2014” in the search box, you will get an array of palates predicted to be popular in the next season. The Pantone company provides color standards for the advertising industry but also is at the forefront of color predictions. You can also Google “Pantone color of the year” and similar phrases to get interesting results. Here’s a pin of the pantone color of the year 2014, just from putting the words in the Pinterest search box:
PANTONE Color of the Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid decor
So, go have fun on the internet!