Thursday, 17 September 2015

Creating colour palettes with Anna Maria Horner

I can't quite recall how I came across this class with Anna Maria Horner on Creativebug, but I'm glad I did. I'm not very confident at choosing fabric when I set out to make a quilt and I have been known to be disappointed with the final outcome :-). A little colour theory class seemed just the ticket! You'll need to watch the clip yourself if you're interested, but this is what happens...

1.You start by making a colour wheel using some paint cards (thanks Resenes).


2. You follow Anna Maria's instructions, without overthinking (what?? Is that like, not breathing??), and you end up with six different palettes.


3. Then you choose the one you respond to and see if you can make it work with fabric. I love that word respond. My choice surprised me - it's from the part of the colour wheel I tend to avoid - the yellows! (Right next to my other not-favourite, the oranges).


I love this little palette. Next week when I have some holiday time, I'm going to going rifling through my fabric drawers and see if I have anything in fabric that might correspond with these paint cards. I kind of doubt it, but I may surprise myself.

6 comments:

  1. I think the colours you have a probably representing late spring/summer after our grey winter. Have to admit yellow is not a colour I use a lot, but a touch does seem to give a little POP to quilts and gardens.
    A good excuse to go fabric shopping this weekend .....

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  2. It seems like there are so many great classes on Creative Bug! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this palette...

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  3. I have chosen these colours recently for a baby quilt and have enjoyed working with them. I used to hate orange but now use it a lot in my quilts which seem to get brighter and brighter! Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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  4. Actually, that was the same one I picked as I was reading this! Spring? easy to live with?
    Not too sure how it interprets into fabric though!

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  5. fascinating! i love the palette you selected. i took the color class from rachel at stitched in color and it was phenomenal! it wasn't your typical color theory class (looks like this wasn't either) and it has really changed my color selecting. fun stuff!

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  6. fascinating! i love the palette you selected. i took the color class from rachel at stitched in color and it was phenomenal! it wasn't your typical color theory class (looks like this wasn't either) and it has really changed my color selecting. fun stuff!

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