July 15, 2013

Color Choices

Do you ever feel like you make the same color choices over and over again?  I do.

You may already know I love green. Just look at the name of my blog and the banner. Full of greens. As a matter of fact my whole house has a lot of green. You could say it's my neutral color and it actually works quite well throughout the year with the change in decor for the season/holidays.

But seriously . . . here I am again making another cool colored quilt. These are my latest fabrics.



What is it about these cool refreshing colors that I keep coming back too? Perhaps I'm trying to imagine ocean and beaches instead of land locked Colorado. Don't get me wrong. I love living in Colorado, but we certainly don't have much water let alone an ocean beach.

Maybe that's why my pattern Cascade and my Tetris quilt featured cool colors. So did the circle room divider made for my daughter. They all bring a cool refreshing feeling to an otherwise dry climate.





Whatever the reason, I'm sure I'll continue to use lots of green and aquas in future quilts. I've planned for years to make a quilt with my collection of leafy fabrics. These are more traditional, but I still love them. Think forest and the joy of seeing the leaves come back in the springtime.



The next quilt I foresee on the horizon is going to heat things up a bit though. I'm going to use my second favorite color combo of melon/corals with pinks and oranges. How's that for a color description? You might be seeing some of these fabrics soon.



Hot right?  Now you might be asking why there are so many dots in my stash? I think perhaps that's best left for another post.  For now, why don't you go play with some of your favorite colors and tell me what they are and why.    : )

15 comments:

  1. Fun to see all these cool colors together--so needed on a hot summer's day! I have a lot of dots, too, but have slowed down on acquiring them since finishing my "dotty" quilt Come-A-Round. I seem to gravity towards all colors, but shy away from neutrals and gray. Not a fan of gray! To me it's a non-color and I like colors!

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  2. I like all the color combos you've shown, but especially great that orange-yellow palette. As for green leafy prints, I didn't see any - green! - palm fronds among those patterns! You need some of those too! I've been collecting them for several years now.

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  3. gorgeous hot fabrics!! can't wait to see :)

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  4. Yes! I'm a 'cool' quilter too!

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  5. Laughed when I saw that first photo, because those are SO my colors! Love pink and orange, too. Look forward to seeing what you make from them.

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  6. Ah the fabrics just warm my heart!
    Esther
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  7. I've been on a mission this summer to work with NEW colors...something other than my favorite red,orange, green, yellow color story. I just completed a top featuring purples and oranges (I've got to stay somewhat grounded!). I love it! Next up...turquoise and yellow in soft colors! We'll see!

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  8. If you love it, then why not! I seem to be working a lot with teal these days ; )

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  9. Your color combos are simply yummy!
    Candy D

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  10. Your color combos are simply yummy!
    Candy D

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  11. Your color combos are simply yummy!
    Candy D

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  12. Your color combos are simply yummy!
    Candy D

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  14. Yikes! Once was enough!
    Anne, I've recently purchased a kit (sorry so unoriginal) of these cool colors for a snowball type design. Our new home will be more cool neutral, rather than warm tones, which have worked so well with my love of autumn colors in quilts. I can't wait for Jerome to see it. Currently it's waiting for us to move in so it can be delivered off the truck!

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