Hello Friends. Happy Easter. It has been a wet day for the bunny. A real rainy Easter weekend here in my neck of the woods. This week we saw the return of the deer, who like to graze in the front yard and soon will be eating my asparagus. The sand hill cranes are back and I am sure a plethora of other critters that have not yet wandered into the yard. Despite what the calendar may say, I find Easter always marks the beginning of spring for me. I put the winter quilts away and pull out the bright ones. My wardrobe changes as I begin to wear some brighter blues and peach type colours. Over all, it marks for me a feeling of light and airiness.
Last week I started you on an exploratory adventure into deciphering colour terminology. So let continue with a few more definitions
Our journey begins this week with “Analogous” colours. These are 1, 2 or 3 neighbouring colours from each side of a selected colour.
Complementary colours are two colours that lie opposite one another on the colour wheel. This is probably the most common and widely used colour scheme.
Next up, we have “Split-Complementary”. Here we combine both complementary and analogous colour schemes. Your selected colour may be the centre colour in the analogous colour plan and accompanied by a complementary colour. In quilting, I like to refer to this complementary colour as an accent colour.
Lastly, is the “Triadic” colour scheme. This colour scheme finds its partners lying equal distance from each other on the colour wheel.
Oh Goodness! How is one supposed to know all this? Well, that is exactly why I like the 3-in-1 colour tool. As I mentioned in last weeks’ post, this quilter’s colour helper takes that worry away and gives you all you need to know about making those colour choices for your next quilt. That my friends is just skimming the surface, but hey with a good tool, a few friends and a well informed quilt shop, you will find colour choices easier then you think.
Well now, that was fun! As you mosey along in your days, make note of some of the bill boards, cloths and just about anything, including all that, that Mother Nature offers. What colour combinations do you see when you're going along with your day. Have your camera handy – you never know when a colour scheme tickles your fancy!
I am on the road again, for the next few weeks, as I am teaching out and about in Northern Ontario. I will post when I get back but please follow me on Facebook and Instagram where I will keep in touch with all the goings on.
Thanks for dropping by. Until next time, stay safe, watch for deer, and maybe buy some pencil crayons.