Do you thinks these colours will work?
By pulling out the colours from the main Kaffe Fassett border fabric, and using Joen Wolfrom’s colour wheel, this is the result.
My eye went straight to magenta, then green, as the two main colours. They are supposed to be medium strength colour, but I haven’t been able to find enough in the green fabrics (yet!), a couple may be a tad bit too dark. Magenta fabrics were easier to find, but the most difficult to locate was the violet fabrics – perhaps more will come onto the market now that Pantone have named ‘Ultraviolet’ as their colour of the year.
Fabric selection – so far – for the January Mystery Quilt.
If I can’t find any other fabrics for this quilt, these will have to do. I hope they work! What do you think?
Patchwork quilters are visual learners who explore the use of colour in every quilt. How these colour choices are made varies between quilters. It can be as simple as
- what’s in my stash
- what grabs my eye as I walk into a patchwork shop
- what I see in a magazine
- what colours I’m attracted to
Sometimes it can be influenced by experts in the field of colour, and in particular it’s use in patchwork quilting. Jinny Beyer‘s palette teaches the use of including a deep dark and a bright accent, while Joen Wolfrom teaches how to use the entire colour wheel!
This week, the ‘Pascoe Patchers’ chose fabrics for a Mystery quilt class at PU. I wonder what influenced their choices?
Sue just loves green and orange!
Sheryl likes bright and patterned!
Glenice goes for purple this time.
Susie has basic blue, including a gorgeous Japanese fabric.
Betty raided her stash for bouncy neutrals.
Robyn has hot stuff cooling down!
What influences your choice of colour in your craft?