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Building Blocks Quilt Color Design

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Color Play for Quilters taught by Joen Wolfrom

Learn how prize-winning quilters and top fabric designers create beautiful color combinations, movement, depth and luminosity through fabric.

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What materials did you use? Quilt design based on actual fabric samples from the Suede line of P&B Textiles.

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What are you most proud of? I really obsessed about fabric choice for this quilt, and would not have known to have a high value (dark) color for the sashing without this class. I would have known something was off, but not how to fix it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's worth the time and effort to play around with the colors before you buy the fabric! And, don't leave your color tool at home!

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Your design looks really fun. I really like the way you have put the blocks together. Color-wise, It doesn't look like you worked in any color plan that we have been working in. If you love these colors in your quilt and you want to work with them together again, a simple way to create a relationship with them is to use a "color bridge", incorporating colors from one color to the other---It ends up being an analogous color plan. You could choose which of these 2 colors you want to feature, Have the other color as your second most important color. Then use the bridging colors in supporting roles and as accents. The colors you would work with would move from spring green to the yellow orange: yellow-green, chartreuse, yellow, golden-yellow, and orange-yellow. Colors that you are not fond of in this group can be used minimally. Ones you really like can have be accentuated. Remember you can use different tones, shades, and tints with this coloring. The colors that you have used here will have a bridge from one to the other, so that there is a visual relationship. between the two Let me know what you think of this idea.

01/10/2014 Flag

I really like how you combined two colors. Your quilt looks so different from the other beautiful ones made with more color choices. Seeing this has shown me another way to think about fabric choices. Well done and than you for your work.

08/31/2014 Flag