Tag Archives: colour

Tools: Patchwork Pattern Maker

Patchwork Pattern Maker at the ‘Victoria and Albert Museum’, allows you to upload an image, crop it for size and layout; select between 5 and 20 colours; and choose the level of complexity. The result is an image made of squares and half-square triangles, with a palette ready to make a quilt.

Tools: Palette Builder

Palette Builder. Upload a photo of your quilt or patch, and the palette builder will match the colours from the image with Aurafil threads. Very useful for  appliquéing with 50wt thread, hand quilting with 12wt thread, or creating an art quilt.

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?

‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’

Oh, the Gumnut babies must have been out and about this morning – hiding in this tree!

While trying to keep up with DH whilst out walking after the traditional Sunday breakfast of eggs, (“How else do you know what day it is!”), the tree blossoms were magnificent.

(Read a quick explanation of ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’ on Lisa Walton’s blog)

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie must be around somewhere!

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie must be around somewhere!

In our neighbourhood, so many plants are non-natives to Australia, and with the climate changing I wonder how much longer they will continue to survive.

Little 'hats' in the making!

Little ‘hats’ in the making!

The magenta colour is so clear and vibrant, perfectly balanced against the glossy green of the leaves and the shades of lime green in the cups. No wonder nature is a source of inspiration to so many patchwork quilters.

Throw in the muted greys and browns from the trunk and a palette of colours for a striking quilt appears. Now who is going to design and make it?