Oakdale Quilters Guild

Beaded Blackbirds

How to Cheat at Color

Who wants to win the Best Use of Color ribbon?

This color workshop is perfect for beginners and those with advanced experience in choosing colors for quilts. Those who attend will receive a syllabus with color wheels and quilt blocks. There are 2 pages of online resources for ongoing help. After the introduction of the color wheel, there will be a variety of unusual ways to select quilt colors. Don’t forget to bring a candy bar or gum package. If you have a phone and can access the internet you can take the color test during our break. The purpose of this workshop is to identify your own personal favorite colors and develop a wide range of coordinating color groups for your use.

Blue and Pink Spring

Spring has arrived here in the Sacramento valley. A few weeks ago the trees were bare and now some are aggressively pink. Pink and blue was a common color combination when I learned to quilt in the early 1990’s. I still have a variety of old fabric in those colors. The color yellow must be added to pink and blue to turn them into an actual color combination found on an artist’s color wheel. That would be called the primary triad. Notice the yellow moss on the tree limbs.

I remember when I was very young I had a paper doll set that included a coat in chocolate brown and pink. I thought it was very pretty which shows that we can learn about color anywhere and at any age.

Pink Blossoms