I am also remembering the best workshop I’ve gone to on color—by Karen K. Stone. She asked us to take a range of fabrics we might use for one of her quilts.
She instructed us to drag our focus focus fabric over the top of the rest of our fabric, noting what fabrics we particularly liked with our focus fabric and what stuck out as questionable. For instance, if we had a jewel-tone fabric, clear-tones worked well with it, and grey-tone fabrics stuck out. As we took those questionable cousins out of the mix, the rest of the pile unified like magic!
There are a lot of books and tools out there, but I’ve come to the conclusion it’s your own personal preference! It’s what makes the world go around! It affects our moods and makes an artist stand out from the rest of his or her peers.
I hope you are thinking more about challenging yourself. As for me—I’m going to tack these up on my design wall and look at them awhile.
Now the fun begins as I to decide what I’m going to do with this palette!
Happy Colorful Quilting!
Diane, Assistant Editor