I have been buying fat quarters. Especially orange. But along with the orange I can't seem to resist these lovely deep blues. I know—complementary colors, though my feeling about complementary colors in general is that there is nothing really that special about those combinations. My orientation toward color theory has always been in knowing how to mix paint colors to get what you want and not so much a guide for combining colors, but I digress.
Interestingly, when I was contemplating what my color challenge to the group would be, my first idea was cobalt blue. Isn't cobalt blue a great color? It looks good with nearly every color and makes other colors look even better when paired with it. But then I decided we had covered blue in a general sense and so I chose orange instead. But I am sure wanting to combine my orange with cobalt blue. Don't be surprised if I do.
Off to the right side you can see a few green fabrics. I think they look pretty great with the blue and orange too. These brights are really working for me right now. I may be working myself into a whole new color palette.
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About Twelve by Twelve
We are twelve quilt artists who embarked on an art challenge together. We're from different places throughout the world and our artistic styles vary, but we share a love of art quilting and a desire to play, experiment, learn, and grow.
For four years (2007-2011), we each made a 12x12 inch quilted art piece on a designated theme or palette. See our Theme Series and our Colorplay series.
For the 2012 Series, we changed things a bit and made rectangular pieces, 20x12 inches with roughly 10 weeks between each challenge. As before, we had a designated theme for each challenge.
We shared our process, progress, and results on this blog. It remains a key record of our rich collaboration.