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
Guest post by Jennifer of SecondhandDinosaur
4. Value, including low volume – Monday 1st July
Guest post by Rebecca of Making Rebecca Lynne
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.
Sounds like you have a great month planned!
This sounds great - thanks for organising. And well done for winning :-)
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 :)
Looking forward to this very much! :) Also, congrats! I voted for you <3
Sweet! Sounds really interesting. Congrats on the win, that's fantastic news!
The colour series sounds great and well done on your festival win.
Congrats on winning the category! I'll look forward to seeing what all your guests have to say about colour :)
Grand idea, and congrats on the win :o)
oooh, that sounds really interesting! I look forward to following along :-)
Congratulations on winning your category and thanks for organising a series that I definitely need help with!
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 :)
Congratulations on winning,that`t awesoome!
Can´t wait to follow along.Thanks for hosting it!
Congratulations - your Retro Flowers quilt is so beautiful!!
This sounds wonderful and I am looking forward to learning all that I can.
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!
Like carly, I'm a deranged fangirl :)
Really looking forward to this colour theory series. Congratulations on winning your category, I voted for your quilt in viewers choice (:
oh Boy! this is going to be great.
ooooh, this will be awesome!! can't wait!
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