I love colors. Any and all colors. Even browns and grays and muddy yellows. Unlike my friends in grade school, I liked the flesh colored crayon as much as I liked the purple and pink and green. I'm pretty receptive to all colors. But I find that when choosing the palette for a quilt, I pick many of the same colors again and again. And, also to my surprise, I find that I hardly every choose to work with blue. Blue-greens and blue-reds, yes, but not pure old blue. Why is that?
So my new years resolution is to expand my palette. And to do so, I am choosing a unique (for me) group of colors every month and making several small pieces. Using only those fabrics.
January's choice, of course, includes several true blues (and a little bit of spice):
|Bouquet #1, 16" x 23"|
|Subdivisions #14, 36" x 17"|
|Bouquet #2, 24" x 15"|
I have to say, for someone who never uses blue, I'm liking this palette.
I still have thus group of fabrics laying on my cutting table. Maybe I'll sneak up to the studio sometime today and start another.
So if you want to join my club, please do. Let's play with color!