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Color Wheel Study

Join EBHQ for a Color Wheel Study!


Each month a new color will be selected to explore.  You might want to study the monthly color using one of the harmonious color schemes like monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split complementary, triad, or tetrad.  You are welcome to do just one color scheme or even all of them.

  

We have set some suggestions/goals for each of the monthly piece(s):

  • maximum measurement (18” x 24”); and
  •  use any type of fabrics and embellishments; and
  • include a minimum of three-color values (i.e., using shade, tone, and/or tint) in the piece; and
  • the monthly color must be the key color in your piece

Join in at any time!  This exercise may become the beginning of a series.  It can be as small as a postcard, 12" x 12", or just a block for a future quilt.   Of course, you can make more than one piece on any given month.  The piece does not need to be finished/quilted. 

TIPS:  You could use color cards from any paint store to help with color values and reference.  Also, a value matching tool can be of use when evaluating a color range. If you dye your own fabric, you can have even more fun creating a wide range of values.

Below are a couple of video tutorials from YouTube to help you explore the color wheel:

 Heather Thomas  for National Quilters Circle.

Janice Ingle of Quilting Digest.

Here are some possibilities for how and where to share your color wheel study piece.

To have your piece presented during Virtual Meetup, email your photo(s) to  EBHQ.MeetUp@gmail.com  at least 3 days prior to the upcoming Meetup. Include your full name, dimensions of your piece(s), a title if any, and a brief description of your process. Alternatively, you can hold it up during the session. Virtual Meetup happens on Zoom the second Thursday evening of every month at 7 PM.

Upload your photo to the Color Wheel Study Member Gallery or to the Member Forum


Show it at a Monday or Saturday Clubhouse Zoom by holding it up to the camera or doing a screen share.

Questions contact EBHQ.Web.Supp@gmail.com

Next Color Release

  • Sun, October 31, 2021 10:00 AM
    Privacy of your own home - not a Zoom

October Color


Sample

Pure Color, Tint, Tone, Shade

By Pamela Jensen

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