I have to admit that before owning a quilt shop…I was color stumped on my own projects- I would sit with my quilt pattern and focal fabric and would just stare into wall full of colorful bolts not knowing what to do. Although it seemed I always had the gift to pick colors for other people but never myself.
Well, after being a shop owner for awhile and never having a complaint on my fabric picking- I realized…when it is our own project we tend to be harder on ourselves. When we are helping others we let our creativity flow. Not sure why or how this happens but it does.
So here is what I started doing a couple of years ago.. First I bought the Eelectric Quilt software, it is truly priceless for the quilters that are personally colored blind to their own projects. Then I magically found out you can put red with any combo in your mind. For quilting or clothing, you just got to have one uniform pattern, All of the colors you pick must be put in your quilt blocks or clothing item uniformly….Really thats it. I am currently working on a no color sense quilt….It is Ocean Blue, Deep Red, and String Bean Green…these are colors I am putting into our living space, our great room to be exact…. the color combo I found from a magazine. Colors I would have never put together but using them uniformly our great room is looking like a show off of HGTV. All colors do go well, you just have to look at magazines, TV commercials(we are lucky here to have a ton of furniture adds on TV here where I live) but if I see a color combo I like…I immediately write it down in a fabric idea journal I keep close by.
Then when I have time I just add it to Electric Quilt…and it always works out!
Get wild with your colors!! I promise you will not be sorry…colors control our moods and our creativity. Take off the color handcuffs and let yourself go, you will love getting wild!
Happy Quilt Coloring!
CHARM PACK~ENCHANTED POND BATIKS~MODA FABRIC~40-5" SQUARES~HOLLY TAYLOR
Auction Ends: Wednesday May-22-2013 11:12:55 PDT
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