Online Class

2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory


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.

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What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Janine Burke & Amy Walsh
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
Overview on how to use your FREE mini class!
2. Getting Started
3. Analogous Color Study
4. Complementary Color Study
5. Color & Proportion
6. Warm & Cool Color Study
7. Hexadic Color Study
8. Value Study
9. Finishing Your Color Study Quilt

Taught by

Janine Burke & Amy Walsh
Janine Burke & Amy Walsh
Amy Walsh is a lifelong sewer who used to eavesdrop on her mother's sewing bees after bedtime. Her love of fabric began at an early age, when she started collecting it in her bedroom closet. Today, Amy is a longarm quilter. In 1995, along with Janine, she started Blue Underground Studios, Inc. Janine Burke learned sewing from her grandmother during grade school. Eventually, her passion for needle and thread led her to quilting, and she's been collecting fabrics ever since. In addition to working as a longarm quilter, Janine designs patterns and teaches quilting classes.
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