One of the best parts of quilting is playing with color. Color is intoxicating — it’s hard to not be happy when I show up to work every day surrounded by a vibrant rainbow. And one of the most challenging, but rewarding, hurdles to quilting is mastering your eye for color. Some of us are naturals (like Karen!) and some of us need a little coaching. A good place to start is Jean Wells’ Intuitive Color & Design. It gives you an in-depth guide for selecting fabric combinations that will really make your quilts unique and pleasing to the eye.
We’ve decided to share the fun of creating great color/fabric combinations by doing a few color story challenges. Which takes us to our introduction of our newest toy – Pinterest. Pinterest is like an online inspiration board — a place for you to collect photos of things that you love, organized by categories. We’ve been hard at work (aka having a lot of fun!) creating “boards” of our best stuff. Take a look…
On top of being a fun thing to do, Pinterest is a great way for us to connect with you and see all your fantastic ideas. So we’re creating a little challenge to get you in on the fun. We’ve created a Color Challenge: Chartreuse + Grey + White board with an initial inspiration photo to get you started. The idea is to find fabrics and other photos that tell that same color story. If you were ambitious, you could ultimately make a quilt that captures the same feeling. We will be doing more color story challenges in the future, so stay tuned for other great color combinations.
All you need to do to get started is go to www.pinterest.com and Request an Invite. It’s free! It’ll take about a day to get your invitation to join and create an account. Then, send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to add you to our color challenges, and we’ll make you a collaborator on all our color story boards so you can pin your ideas!