Quilt Color Workshop: Creative Color Combinations for Quilters
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Fat Quarterly e-zine members share the secrets of using color in your quilting successfully. Discover more about color theory and how to use it in the context of quilting, then apply this theory to practical projects, from quilts and cushions, to wall hangings, table runners and bags.
Features 6-color-themed sections with block ideas for every color theory combination offers plenty of inspiration for you to create colorful projects.
Fat Quarterly members include Brioni Greenberg, John Adams, Tacha Burecher & Lynne Goldsworthy.
the sides of the pillow (Fig 7). Fig 7 FINISH THE PILLOW 8 Layer the pillow top, wadding (batting) and 24in lining square and tack (baste) in place. Quilt as desired. So as not to distract from the patterns created by cutting up the green prints and sewing them back together a minimum of quilting was used on the pillow front, simply stitching along the centre of each of the white sashing strips and at 1⁄4in intervals around the white border. 9 Trim the pillow front to 201⁄2in square.
colour scheme. Orange print double complementary The shades of orange, dark blue and red used in this block give it a playful, fun and happy mood. Split Complementary A split complementary colour scheme is another variation of the standard complementary scheme and includes a main colour and the two colours on each side of its complementary (opposite) colour on the colour wheel. Using the split complementary scheme can give you a design with a high degree of contrast, but not as
CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS 1 From the coloured fabric scraps cut: eight strips 11⁄2in x 61⁄2in of each of twelve colours. 2 From the background fabric cut: one square 34in x 34in twelve pieces 4in x 61⁄2in one square 33⁄4in four strips 21⁄2in x width of fabric for binding. PREPARE THE FABRIC WEDGES 1 Take the set of strips for each colour wedge and sew them together into a piece 81⁄2in x 61⁄2in. Sew a 4in x 61⁄2in piece of background fabric onto the top of each wedge and press seams.
orange square with the bottom right corner of a blue 81⁄2in square and sew along the diagonal line (Fig 1). Take special care if using a directional print. Trim away any excess fabric to leave a 1⁄4in seam allowance. Press open. Fig 1 2 Repeat with the matching blue 81⁄2in square but this time align the orange square with the bottom left corner of the print square to create the mirror image of the first block (Fig 2). Fig 2 3 Repeat this process for all ninety blue squares to make
cut: seven strips 21⁄2in x width of fabric. MAKE THE A BLOCKS 1 Make forty-eight paper copies of template A and forty-eight of template B – see Templates section. Cut out roughly. 2 Take one template A and turn it upside down so that the lines are face down. Lay one of the background 4in square triangles over section 1, making sure the edges of the fabric overlap the solid line by 1⁄4in and also overlaps the outside seam allowances (Fig 1). A dab of glue stick will keep it in place until