Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Perhaps because I learned to quilt from my grandmother and she was a great proponent of scrap quilts. You make beauty from what you have on hand. And she did. Her quilts were colorful, yet very tempered and artful in their presentation. They didn't look like she just pulled any ol' scrap from the heap - because she didn't. She had a great knack for seeing line and pattern using a multitude of colors to enhance the overall beauty of a piece. None of her finished quilts looked like an unruly mess. Somehow, I didn't get that gene.
When I do a quilt my very first stumbling block is always picking the colors. I envy quilters who find this part of the quilting process joy because for me it's a headache. It seems I fall back on what I know - scraps are good, you can never go wrong with red, white and blue, and two color quilts don't go out of style. That's it. That's the extent of my quilting color repertoire.
I've tried learning a bit from a color wheel, but in all honestly I don't quite get that either. I must be thick.
So, I want to start the Love Entwined quilt but I'm having problems picking my fabrics. I'm thinking dark blue, grey, yellow and some green. Does this sound icky? (icky is a technical term....)