Sunday, 2 June 2013

Announcing the Colour Theory for Quilters Series

Following on from my post about value a few weeks ago, I'm really excited to announce a blog series I'll be running in June on Colour Theory for Quilters. Well actually, not me precisely - I've asked a bunch of far more knowledgeable bloggers to guest post on a variety of topics to do with Colour Theory.

The idea for this series came about out of a frustration at not being able to find a whole lot of information on how to use colour when I had just started quilting a couple of years ago. There is a tonne of information out there on the basics (definitions, colour wheel etc) but very little linking it to the practical stuff - how to choose a palette and fabrics to make a visually interesting quilt.

The people I've asked to guest post in this series know their stuff – they are people who have either been learning about various colour theory concepts through their local MQG or who have background in art, or who have simply done a lot of research as part of designing their own quilts. I'm really excited about presenting this, and about learning a bit more about colour. 

The schedule for the theory posts is:

 1.  Using the Colour Wheel and Understanding Colour Terminology – Monday 10th June
Guest Post by Molli at Molli Sparkles 

   2.       Colour Harmony – Monday 17th June
Guest Post by Jess of Quilty Habit

3.       Colour Context – Monday 24th June

4.       Value, including low volume – Monday 1st July

At the end of these posts, I've asked a few prominent quilters (who use colour exceptionally well) to give an insight into how they find colour inspiration for their quilts, how they choose fabric, and a bit about their process when designing. These will run in the week starting Monday 8th July. 

Monday 8th July - Amy (Badskirt)
Tuesday 9th July – Jeannette (Heidi Gone Aussie) 
Wednesday 10th July – Alison (Little Island Quilting)
Thursday 11th July – Joanna (Shapemoth)
Friday 12th July – Julianna (Sewing under rainbow)

I hope you'll join me in what I think will be an inspirational and informative series of posts :o) 

Also, a massive thank you to everyone who voted for my Retro Flowers quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I won my category! Congratulations to all the other bloggers who won, and to Amy for organising it once again - it was a fantastic festival.

xx Jess

  

19 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds like you have a great month planned!

Deborah said...

This sounds great - thanks for organising. And well done for winning :-)

wobblybobbin said...

Congratulations! Excited to follow along with this series, I get the basics, but having only quilted for a year sometimes I feel stumped on how to kick it up a notch :)

Jessica said...

Looking forward to this very much! :) Also, congrats! I voted for you <3

Susan Owenby said...

Sweet! Sounds really interesting. Congrats on the win, that's fantastic news!

Kelly said...

The colour series sounds great and well done on your festival win.

Janine said...

Congrats on winning the category! I'll look forward to seeing what all your guests have to say about colour :)

Katy Cameron said...

Grand idea, and congrats on the win :o)

Charlotte said...

oooh, that sounds really interesting! I look forward to following along :-)

Kathie said...

Congratulations on winning your category and thanks for organising a series that I definitely need help with!

Annabella said...

Firstly, congrats on winning - that's amazing but not altogether surprisng as your quilt is stunning!! Your colour series sounds awesome - will definitely be following along :)

Rosa said...

Congratulations on winning,that`t awesoome!
Can´t wait to follow along.Thanks for hosting it!

Kirsten said...

Congratulations - your Retro Flowers quilt is so beautiful!!

Dawn said...

This sounds wonderful and I am looking forward to learning all that I can.

CitricSugar said...

Congrats on your win! I really can't say anything more about that quilt without sounding like a deranged fangirl so I'll refrain. :-)

Looking forward to values!

moira said...

Like carly, I'm a deranged fangirl :)

Jessica said...

Really looking forward to this colour theory series. Congratulations on winning your category, I voted for your quilt in viewers choice (:

Newbie Jen said...

oh Boy! this is going to be great.

amy said...

ooooh, this will be awesome!! can't wait!