Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Release Celebration!
Introducing Chapter 3: Community & Kirsten

To celebrate the release of our brand new book, "Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge" we are offering you a chance to win a free copy! Here's how it works:

Over twelve days, we are posting a question each day and invite you to respond in a comment. At the end of the twelve days, we'll randomly choose a winner (or winners!) from among those who have commented. Each comment you leave will count as a separate entry, so if you comment each day to answer each question, you'll have twelve entries.  The book drawing is closed.  Stay tuned for the winner details.
Twelve by Twelve Theme Series by Kirsten Duncan
My chapter in the book is Community and you are part of our community so we are loving this opportunity to get to know you better - it's so much fun to read everyone's comments, those from old friends and also those from people we haven't yet met.
Brunswick Street by Kirsten Duncan
The most common jumping-off point for me when making a new quilt is the palette that I will use for that quilt. Colour constantly thrills and inspires me. So my question for you is this -

If you could pick our next Colourplay challenge, what palette or colour would it be?

I haven't had my turn at choosing our palette for this Colourplay Series, so maybe you will influence me! Kirsten :)

43 comments:

Penny Gold said...

I've been wondering what you all would do with basic black and white, or maybe black, white, and red.

Hoola Tallulah said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I too love love love colour. My response to your question is green and a rainbow! whilst green is not necessarily my favourite colour, I tend to gravitate towards green as a starting point and then expland on it with a whole rainbow of other colours. Green goes with any other colour too!
Your work is beautiful and oh so inspiring, can't wait to get my hands on the book!

janice said...

I would go retro with the navy/turquoise/lime or red/orange/pink of the 70's, although not all of your group would remember those days.

Sara said...

I too would like to see Black, [Gray] and White, OR Black, Red and White.

Jackie said...

pinks.......

Createology said...

I can envision purples, lime greens and pinks. How Spring time cheery. I love this tree with all the colorful leaves and I do think that is the tree I fell from since I love all colors. I still want to win your 12x12 book. :o)

Patty Ashworth said...

I love all bright colors, but what about throwing in a checkerboard fabric or something with a distinct pattern with 2 or 3 colors. I have a picture of a river beside my computor...so blue green and brown. Calm, please.

Melissa said...

Right now I've been thinking about oranges lately - probably monochromatic since I'm that kind of person

gill said...

Greens - there are so many of them!!

JB said...

Mauve, taupe and navy might be an interesting challenge.

Janny said...

I would love to see orange and turquoise. The book looks wonderful!

LindaSchiffer said...

Usually I like my colors _strong_ and saturated ... but I am finding myself drawn to the Japanese taupe style prints available from Daiwabo and similar fabric companies. I think it might be a real challenge to work with 'neutral' colors to create meaningful art, myself!

:) linda

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I would love to see aubergine, gray and olive green together in one of your colourplays.

Carol said...

I am not a quilter--I read you folks for ideas. Since you love all colors, how about going for a type, concept or feeling when its your time to choose? Say, metallic, white space, opalescent/iridescent? That would open things up and perhaps give you folks an idea of how to transition to a third theme.

Christine said...

I'm currently collecting colourways from paintings etc to try to develop and expand my own sense of colour. 2 recent favourites are
purple/skyblue/mustard yellow/olive green
and
black, cerise,electric blue
Still loving all your quilts and looking forward to meeting some of you at Festival of Quilts in August!

Bec Clarke said...

I love green & purple together, we had them for our wedding colours, not bright of course but just lovely.

Jeannie said...

Chartreuse, hot pink, and royal blue. Or something with a bright green. I like green, but always struggle to use it in a way that it doesn't overwhelm. Of course, all the other color ways suggested got my mind going too! Have fun with whatever you choose.

Janet said...

I think I would say oranges. I find myself collecting them lately but I haven't necessarily used them that much.

smithcat said...

something really outstanding would be a challenge, say orange, pink, purple . . .

Linda Robertus said...

Orange and blue, a very vivid complimentary couple!

Beth said...

Plum and a contrasting color. I don't know why...it's usually hard for me to choose a single color, but tonight I'm feeling very "plummy".

Kirsten said...

Ooh, I would love to see chartreuse and cherry or a brighter version: lime green and raspberry....maybe lime green and vermillion??
cheerio, Kirsten :)

nicolette said...

What a fun question!
I love the softer tones of Japanese woven fabrics, I love the colours of the beach, sand, water and sky, but I also love the brighter colours, like teal and limegreen or red with orange and purple.

Lindi said...

I'd love to see what you all do with grey, burnt orange, brown and blue. I was going to say rust instead of brown, but thought it would be more interesting to see which browns you used. As grey and brown aren't generally used together, it would be an interesting challenge, I think. The burnt orange and blue would help tie the brown and grey perhaps.

lol My challenge word is reworm - appropriate for those colours...

beckyquilts said...

My favorite combo is purples and greens.

Gina said...

One of my favorite color combos for quilts is red/orange/yellow. I also like the idea of black and white with one color.

Bev said...

Green to relect the colours of the New Zealand bush.

oregonjudy said...

My colors would have to include lime green. I love it and always enjoy how much brightness it brings into a quilt.

CarolynPhi said...

I love the combination of yellow and blue, or white and indigo blue.

Yellow and red are another of my favorite combos.

I am sooooo loving reading your new book!!! If I'm fortunate enough to win a second copy, I have a dear friend who would LOVE to have her own copy!

Carolyn

Renate said...

Your group's Colourplay selections are always so inspiring especially on reveal day. The colours cheddar and teal might make a thought provoking challenge.

wlstarn said...

You might want to look at some of the treasuries on etsy for ideas. People come up with unique color combinations. Of course, my favorite is rainbow! How to do it in a not-trite way could be a challenge.

Vicki said...

I would pick black and orange

Colleen Kole said...

Definitely reds.

Ruth said...

I would give you free choice of hue but say it must be monochromatic. I think that would be a real challenge to come up with something interesting.

Lisa Flowers Ross said...

Maybe teal, green and mustard or golden yellow.

Connie Rose said...

yellow-orange
red-violet
blue-green

leafygal said...

I love the current choice of Chartreuse but I wouold add to it a purple or navy

Cindy Ericsson said...

A "desert colors" palette would be interesting, especially if you are not doing landscapes. Maybe pick one or two colors and then let everyone incorporate whatever accents their eyes pick up from a photo, etc. I tend to gravitate to tropical colors or high contrast, so working with more muted tones would be challenging.

Dotti said...

Black, White, and one other color. I love the brazeness of this colorplay!

nzquilter said...

nzquilter
Could do the colours of my next challenge, Purple and Yellow

Exuberant Color said...

purple, yellow and electric turquoise.

jennispatch said...

I am a colour person so I have 2 themes I am interested in exploring at present, Black and white with just one primary colour such as yellow and also taupe with some lovely soft pastels

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