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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Plant life in our world is filled with the color green. How many tints and shades of green fabrics do you have in your stash?
Some greens are warm and subtle. (detail of Buttons on Board)
Other greens are bright and crisp. (detail of Molecular Material)

Bright green fabric can make a bold statement. (detail of The Gathering)

At other times it takes just a hint of screaming green to liven things up. (detail of Faith Rings)

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Blues

Whether light or dark, subdued or bright, the color blue is a favorite of many people. Here it serves as the background for my quilt, 24/7, which is all about timekeeping.
As a cool color, blue comes vibrantly alive next to its complementary color: orange. Named Crystal Fire, this quilt illustrates the intensity of using colors that are opposite on the color wheel.
The use of a "sky" blue really adds depth to the center of Fandango.

In Molecular Material, blues and greens are combined in the border octagons. By using a wide variety of shades in two analogous colors, the look remains unified while the variation adds interest.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Seeing Red

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we'll be seeing a lot of red in cards, gifts and decorations. How about our quilts? How often do we use red? I found red in abundance in many of my quilts. At times the amount of red is significant as in the chair in this quilt called Breeze. It's balanced by touches of red on the bed as well as the strong statement of black in the bed posts.
Red is used in Branching Out in a scattered way as flowers strewn across the surface.
In Footloose red is evenly distributed in the border and makes a strong presence on the sheep and those retro PF flyers.
Here the color red is balanced in the corners and center of Heartburst.
Omega-3 is an example of red that is evenly distributed but not in an even number.
At first glance Hope Flourishes doesn't appear to contain any red fabric.
But on closer inspection, the cherry red adds zest to an otherwise subdued color palette.