Wish I was keeping cool like this little fellow instead
of baking in the heat!
As you can see a squirrel has appeared just as I was sewing up
the diamond quilt and is the cause of my becoming
distracted by a quilt pattern from Robin Pickens.
She has used, apart from one dark fabric, quite muted tones in her
quilt but as the title
this gives free rein to my love of rich, saturated colour.
My idea may or may not work, time will tell.
I need four colour families which I guess could be just using
a dark purple along with a lighter purple and
choosing two tones of the complementary colour.
This fabric above begged to be included in the quilt.
Now Kaffe Fassett uses many colours in one fabric design as
we can see above. and it can be difficult to assign them a definite colour category.
I love the green background, there are also lime green touches
in the tulip flowers, blue in the vase, yellow/orange in the leaves
and also a rich red.
Oh, I need five fabrics in each colour group.
Why not go totally mad and see just what develops.
This fabric has red, blue, orange/yellow and orange and a little lime green
but is referred to as a lime colourway nor could it be used as a yellow,
would fabrics along the limey green/yellow side work as another colour group?
Also another fabric as a favourite is this Brassica with purple, rich golden orange
and also does have the green in but you can't see it in this piece.
Unless you can see the pattern it's going to be difficult to envisage
how the mix would look.
I would need another colour and then work from there
So just playing to get an idea of the LH fabric and the RH fabric and
this looks a little like a disaster zone presently, but the whole
thing is a work in progress.
My cutting table is piled high with so many different fabrics to be auditioned.
As it's now just too hot to be in here so I'm off for a cool drink
and a re-think tomorrow!
See you in a few days