Tag Archives: color

Have We Got a (Colorful) Deal for You!

Learning about color in our quilts is a lifelong process. I’ve been quilting for three decades and I’m still learning about color in quilts. There’s a whole lot to know. Years ago, I heard Mary Ellen Hopkins say that “all … Continue reading

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Easy Tricks: Seeing Quilt Patterns in a New Light

Today I want to share an easy color trick with you. I think you’ll find it useful. I figured this out by accident along with some trial and error. It started with this pattern. I didn’t think I’d ever make … Continue reading

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Color My World by Elizabeth Dackson

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker focuses on color with a section called “Color Me Creative.”   One of the quilts patterned is Color My World by Elizabeth Dackson of the popular blog “Don’t Call Me Betsy.” I chatted with Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Red Plus Aqua = Fresh, Warm and Cool!

Red and aqua is a totally cool color combination right now. Martha Stewart thinks so.   And I had no trouble find a red and aqua Christmas card, above.     There’s a whole flickr group devoted to red and … Continue reading

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Value-able Lessons from Ruth’s Linkin’ Logs

Value for a quilter means the lightness or darkness of a fabric, especially in relation to the fabrics that surround it. Contrast is the amount of difference between the fabrics.  The ideas of value and contrast go hand in hand. … Continue reading

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Learning from My Thread; Giveaway!

Not long ago I dumped all my thread into one box in preparation for moving. Yesterday I decided to put it away again, and that meant sorting it by type and color. All the solid colors of cotton thread go … Continue reading

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Links We Love: Theme “Color”

Color is a topic quilters find endlessly fascinating (or frustrating). There are great online tools you may find helpful—or inspirational! Try these on for size. • colorschemedesigner.com Be sure to click around and see all the different things you can … Continue reading

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Fantastic Free Color Tool

I recently discovered the coolest free online color tool at colorschemedesigner.com. The possibilities of quilters using this tool are limitless! Here are a few things I have learned. 1. Under “About & Help” in the top right corner, turn on … Continue reading

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