February Meeting - What a Colorful World

When that quilt inspiration hits you and want to start a new project, where do you start first? Some find a pattern or have a piece of fabric that is calling to be used. But what if you were to use color as your guiding tool. As modern quilters many of the traditional rules that are followed are thrown out and we see a quilt as a blank canvas. The use of unexpected colors can help to navigate the story we would like to tell in our quilt.

Take the color red for example. Many traditional quilts that would use red you would also see white, blue, or green. But let's take it one step further. Using red as our jumping off point we could create a monochromatic, analogous, triadic, or tetradic scheme to boost the effect.

At February's meeting a challenge was put forth. Three different color palettes were presented and each member is asked to create something (a quilt, a bag, a wall hanging, etc) using those palettes. Projects are due at the June meeting and they will be voting for prizes. We ask that all projects be kept secret, so no social media posting, to maintain anonymity. All projects must be quilted in some way and the fabrics can be solid or reads as solid. Are you up for the challenge? Who's ready to play with some color?