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2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory

with Janine Burke & Amy Walsh
Conquer color theory in this FREE mini class sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics. Choose and combine colors with confidence for harmonious blocks and eye-candy quilts.

Join quilting instructors Amy Walsh and Janine Burke as you say goodbye to color confusion. Learn how to choose inspired color combinations for captivating quilts! Start with color theory basics and discover accessible techniques for combining colors. Create a soothing, low-contrast look with analogous colors, or an energetic, high-contrast effect using complementary colors. Add emotion to your designs with warm and cool colors, make your piecing pop with hexadic color schemes and create contrast with value. Along the way, you'll make six different blocks, sewing and arranging them into a vibrant 60" x 90" (152 cm x 229 cm) sampler quilt. Plus, you can develop your color confidence without having to worry about selecting fabrics — use the same sumptuous collection of Michael Miller's batiks that Amy and Janine work with in class.

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Lesson 1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!

  • Overview on how to use your FREE mini class!


Lesson 2. Getting Started


Lesson 3. Analogous Color Study


Lesson 4. Complementary Color Study


Lesson 5. Color & Proportion


Lesson 6. Warm & Cool Color Study


Lesson 7. Hexadic Color Study


Lesson 8. Value Study


Lesson 9. Finishing Your Color Study Quilt

Praise for the 2013 Craftsy Block of the Month: "I have found that doing a BOM is a great way to add new techniques to my knowledge base. This BOM has been a great tool to add these techniques and make a unique quilt. With various sized blocks it shows that just about anything works."
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