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Rose blocks (Visual Coloring)

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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot G3
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop 2.5

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional
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Joen mentioned pulling out the "supporting colors" in the photo, but my untrained eye was having a hard time discriminating those. So, using Microsoft Publisher, I filled a page full of little squares and used the "Fill Color" eyedropper to pull different colors from the photo. I learned a lot from doing this! When I had completed the image, I also used the "Print Preview," set to grayscale, to help me determine which colors were light and dark . . . another thing that I have trouble with. Now if I could just figure out how to delete the extra images, since I accidentally uploaded four copies of it! :(

09/03/2014 Flag

Ah . . . figured it out! I have to use Explorer rather than Chrome in order to access the delete options.

09/03/2014 Flag

Anyway, my eye was seeing salmon tones that simply aren't there . . . and I was not seeing the more mauve tones that clearly are there!

09/03/2014 Flag

I think it would be fun to make a Carolina Lily quilt using these colors. Maybe someday! :)

09/03/2014 Flag

I would never think to do this! How creative. i will definitely use this technique in the future. I love your interpretation of the photo; very pretty!

05/10/2015 Flag

Thank you! I am very "color challenged," as you can see from some of my early projects. This class was extremely helpful!

05/10/2015 Flag