Thursday, January 31, 2013

Judith - A Spot of Colour

“Colours” presented me with many “what if moments.” I have spent the summer mulling over the possibilities and finally it was “A Spot of Colour” that demanded my attention.
At a workshop late last year I discovered pen and ink drawing and since then I have wanted to explore the possibilities of “stitch and ink” in quilt making.  This little quilt presented me with just such an opportunity.  The hand dyed mono printed fabric from some long ago workshop provided the accent colour.
Thank you Pam for a very interesting challenge. I have really enjoyed making this for you.  May be its from a way out of left field but I hope it brings you pleasure.

Cheers Judith

Ngaire - Colouring in

When I was teaching one of my jobs was to buy all the Art supplies. At the beginning of each year I had to make sure each class had enough scissors, paper paints and of course crayons. When your topic colours came up I thought of all those colourful supplies I bought. Here is a selection of the crayons for colouring in.

Kay - Fifty Shades of Green (+1)

This topic left me stumped for a while, then a friend sent me a joke email about a man's idea of the meaning of  the book, "Fifty Shades of Grey".  It was a paint colour chart of fifty different greys!  So there was my inspiration.  My favourite colour is green so I wondered if I could find fifty different ones in my stash.  No problem!  The sad part is that there is at least another fifty and probably more, that I didn't use.  It was fun going through the green drawer and finding some old friends I hadn't seen for a long time as they had worked their way down to the bottom corners and meeting some new pieces that I didn't realise were there.  So this was an interesting exercise, one I should probably repeat with my other colour groups!

The quilt is "Fifty Shades of Green (+1) because the binding is also from the green drawer, making a total of 51 greens.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Power of Orange - Helen

A few years ago my brother Malcolm, a Geologist, and some colleagues were visiting a mine site in Papua, Indonesia, when a fantastic photograph opportunity was presented. The mine scene was completely grey - grey rock heaps, grey sky, grey road, and against this background was the contrast of the men in their vivid orange vests and white hard hats. Of the hundreds (make that thousands!!) of photographs that Malcolm has taken this is the one that everyone remembers.
I intended to recreate the scene in a landscape quilt for you, Pam, but reality eventually took over.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Deb - Paint Box

I love exploring all these themes on Google. This time I found a drawing of a paint box and a photo of lots of different paint brushes. I combined the two and came up with my paint box. I chose the background fabric and as I was cutting it out looked at the selvedge - it comes from a range called 'paintbox'! I also had a fun fabric in my stash for the back!


When I first chose COLORS  I didn't have a clue what to do. Then I was watching "Better Homes and Gardens" and saw the person who does 'arty' stuff use a piece of canvas, tape and paint [two colos only] and made something similar to my first attempt.
I so enjoyed what I was doing that I, as you can see, have made three small quilts in different styles.
I am hoping to share my ideas with the many people I teach.
I am just loving seeing all the quilts appear on the blog.
The postie has become one of my favoutie people at the moment too!
Bring on the next challenge Deb.

Computer Colours by Anna

I  find it amazing that all the colours we make and see are derived from 3 colours only, yellow,magenta and cyan. We also need the black and white so I have added those too.
Your quilts are looking lovely Pam and will make a great display.
I too am enjoying my new Bernina 710 and yours is the first quilt to be made on it!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Colour My World from Lynn

My first thought was "I Can Sing a Rainbow", but rainbows are hard to create. When I found these fabrics in my stash, I just had to do "Colour My World". I knew that the map fabric would be useful one day.
Machine appliqued.

"Flying colours" stitched by Margie for Pam

Simply because Pam always excels! Machine appliqu├ęd and hand quilted.

I also made a card. And I initially thought  I'd piece a selection of fabrics from across the colour spectrum - makes a pretty picture, so I though I'd share it with you.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Colours - stitched by Mary for Pam

Hi Pam
Colours - oh I thought this will be so colourful but a bit disappointed in the impact of my wee quilt. 

However, it showcases some of the stitches from "our" new Bernina 710 that we both bought within a week of each other,  and I made a the same quilt for myself as well to hang beside the machine for reference.  So I will think of you when I look at it.
Maybe it would have been better on black.   Black and white are colours too aren't they?


Friday, January 25, 2013

Emerald - Kerry

Pantone name emerald the colour of 2013

Pantone, the global authority on colour, announce emerald green as the colour of 2013.

Pam I did enjoy thinking about this theme . I hope you enjoy the latest little quilt and my gem. It was made using the Junior Gem tool.