A few of the tools I rely on A LOT in my quilt making are my Electric Quilt software and Adobe Illustrator. I absolutely love these tools! They are both pricey, so if you don't see yourself investing in either one of these programs, I have a workaround for you that will help you with selecting colors (fabrics) for your quilt blocks!
I discovered a fantastic FREE* tool to help you color any or all of my patterns! This means that you can play with color first before having to buy or cut any fabric. It takes the printable coloring page to a whole new level!
Download the Recolor app from the App Store. It's free and has amazing features!
One of the features is the ability to add your own photo to color. So, if you have a photo of a uncolored quilt block or layout, you can import that photo and play around with whatever colors you'd like!
That's where I come in! I'm here for you! If you scroll to the bottom of select pattern listings, you will see a blank coloring file (in some cases multiple files) that you can save to your device, upload to the Recolor app and experiment with different colorations of future quilts!
Or just play without worrying about making actual quilts, but I'm warning you: it's addictive! :)
A note for Android users:
I've heard from some Android users that when uploading a screenshot of blank file, the app will blur some sections together. If possible, download or save the image without taking a screenshot, or email me (threadedquilting at gmail dot com) or send me a direct message on Instagram and I will send you any file you'd like.
Watch this video for the step-by-step tutorial:
*The free version of the app limits the number of pictures you can import to color per day. New importing "allowances" are renewed the next day. Unlimited importing power can be purchased if so desired.