Most quilting fabrics have these colour dots in the selvedge--one for each of the colours included in the print. That makes it nice and handy to match colours, especially as in this case, when it's quite a complex design. No. 5 and No. 10. are the relevant ones here. Of course, you don't have to limit yourself to the colours in the feature fabric, but it makes a handy reference.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Post Script to Feathered Star
I think I got the photo's of V's quilt block up almost before she had a chance to get home. She sent me an email to tell me that the reason she went looking for the purple fabric to go in the feathered star design, was because she'd seen the colour in the dots in the selvedge of the fabric. And she kindly sent me a photo of the dots. So here they are: