Thursday, May 26, 2011

Investigating Color

Amy Davidson presented a PowerPoint and Trunk Show last night (May 25, 2011) at our guild meeting about “Color for Quilters.”  Lots of great information!!!  Some bits, pieces and highlights worth mentioning:

It’s all about the contrast.” 













Think of color as a mood or feeling.”













Color is relative to its surroundings.”

The same general pattern shown two different ways.

All quotes and quilt photos above are by Amy Davidson, quilter and designer 

During the discussion following Amy’s great lecture, we talked about taking photos in nature and “out and about” in the world, then taking colors from those pictures to help create our color palettes for quilts.  It got me to thinking about my fellow blogging friend Vicki Welsh.  Vicki frequently does just that!  Visit her blog at this link:

and view the photos she has pulled colors from. As you scroll down the page, you’ll see quilts she has created that utilize those color palettes.  Vicki uses Photoshop Elements to capture the color from her photos, so if you have that software, this is something you might like to try. 

Keep in mind that Vicki is one of the most talented quilters at dying her own fabric.  Check out her Etsy shop to purchase some of her great fabrics!


Speaking of the software, “Photoshop Elements,” Carla is offering a class: 

Title: Beg. Photoshop Elements for Fiber Artists and Sewing Enthusiasts
Date: June 6-June 25, 2011 (Registration begins May 26, 2011)
Length: Approx. 3 weeks  (Students will have access for 6 months once the class ends)

For more information, go to Carla’s blog at this link:

Tell her Caron sent you.

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