I’m just about keeping up with the Quilter’s Color Quest, a series of challenges designed to expand knowledge about and understanding of colour both on a objective level and on a personal, emotional level. The Quest is being run by Rachel Hauser over on her blog Stitched in Color and is designed to be followed in conjunction with her book, ‘The Quilter’s Field Guide to Color’.
Challenge 9: Neutrals. I’ve enjoyed picking through my boxes of neutral scraps. I have neutrals sorted in two boxes, one contains white, grey and black fabric scraps, the other box has light beige through to dark brown scraps. This made for a quick start to playing with the scraps for the Neutral challenge. Rachel gives lots of helpful information about how neutrals – white, grey, black and brown – affect the colours around them. It was absorbing picking out swatches and fabrics and laying them next to the neutrals I’d chosen: Black, Smoke, Chocolate and Parsley.
I made Bear Paw blocks, experimenting with grey, black, light and dark brown.
My very odd assortment of 5″ fabric squares were scattered across my cutting mat after making my choices for the Neutrals challenge, rather than pack them away I got inspired to pick out a few and play with them against the contents of my scrap boxes…. Coming soon…. A very strange mix of Bear Paw blocks ….
Linking with Beth at Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making – Beth showcases her (last minute) finishes for the 4th July. Also linking with Dionne for Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. I’m so glad I found Dionne’s blog page, her weekly linky is full of interest – this week the colour inspiaration comes from a photo of a lighthouse.