Oops! Sorry this post is a day late. It posted last evening, too late in the day to catch the e-mail for blog subscribers. But here it is now!
This is big reveal and the last post in my Analogous Color Studies* series. Above is "Study in Greens." The range colors in the quilts are shown in the blocks at the bottom of the quilt. Three colors are represented: Yellow-green, Green and Blue-green. It's an improv pieced quilt unified with a single Butterfly patch by designer Lizzy House in each 12 inch block. (This fabric is from a prior season and not readily available but some yardage can be found with a search).
I really struggled with the yellow greens! The first blocks I made hardly had any yellow green. As I made more, it gradually took more a star role in the blocks!
My other Analogous Colors quilt is a study in hot colors--Yellow, Orange-yellow, Orange, Orange-red, and Red. I made it as a winter lap quilt. It even has a wool batting. Warm to look at, warm in use! It is rectangular the long way so someone sitting can tuck it around their legs to keep out the drafts! I found these colors easy to work with.
Here are the backs of the two quilts. They needed to coordinate with the front of the quilt but weren't constrained by the strict use of analogous colors.
These color studies, done as the Summer Challenge for the Proper Bostonian Quilters guild, was a fascinating and fun challenge. I learned more about colors but maybe I learned more about how I use and respond to colors!
That's Tipper, one of my Springers. He likes to be involved with my photo shoots! He's out of the shot but right in the middle of the action!
* Analogous colors are next to each other on the Color Wheel. It's usually a group of 3-5 colors.