Monday, July 21, 2014

say it with color

Which color speaks to you?  Red, aqua, purple, brown, orange, pink, blue, yellow, green, etc. etc. etc.?

 Do you have a "go-to" color?

You know, the color that your closet or fabric stash has an abundance of. I find that I have more aqua blue, red and spring green in my closets and stash.

Do you tend to make quilts in the colors you usually wear?

Brandon Mably - waves

Do you get brave with color choices when you are making a quilt or bag? For instance you may favor blue for your home or wardrobe but you choose bright pinks or yellows for your projects.

Kaffe Fassett  - jungle paisley

Ever notice that your mood can affect your color choice when you get dressed in the morning or when shopping for new fabric or clothes?  One morning, this may be your color pick ......

Amy Butler - Gray Lacework

and the next day it may be this.......

Amy Butler - Tumble Roses
Are you easily influenced by trending colors, or have you stayed with your tried and true color choices?

I love color, all colors, and I love the current trend of the use of lots of color and the mix up of colors that weren't considered "right" in days gone by.
Just take a look at the fabrics by Kaffe Fasset's, Brandon Mably, Amy Butler, and other popular designers, and how color is used in their collections. When you look at you fabric stash, think how drab our world would be without color and without changing the way we see it.

 Brandon Mably - fish lips


Embrace color, be brave....go forth and say it with color!