Daily Archives: February 16, 2015

Would you make these colour choices?

‘Does this go with that?”, ‘What do you reckon?’, are just some of the ways patchwork quilters make decisions about colour choices for projects. Consulting colleagues in a class frequently brings out alternative ideas that surprise and delight. Sometimes a quiet hush can be interpreted as ‘Whatever were you thinking’ and you just know to ditch that option.

For the quick and easy table runner pattern ‘Paola’s Runner’, the colour choice technique used by each patchworker was to pull colours out of a feature fabric to decide the contrast and background.

Can you ‘see’ the thinking behind each choice that these ladies made?

Betty.

Betty.

Heather.

Heather.

Leanne.

Leanne.

Maria.

Maria.

Maria just loves the Clarice Cliff fabrics!

Pam.

Pam.

Dianne.

Dianne.

Dianne was so pleased to feature this print. It’s been in her stash just waiting for it’s opportunity to be showcased.

Sue.

Sue.

Robyn.

Robyn.

Sue and I chose the same background fabric and yet when set against different feature fabrics, the effect is different.

Do you agree with the choices of colour? Do any of these appeal to you?