Category Archives: Color Palettes

Curating Colors for Patchwork Installation

Improv patchwork begins by setting a few limits, including color limits. This is exactly what I’ve been pleasantly busy doing this past week. Continue reading

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Seeing Green ~ Geek Love Review

Green is the color of the heart chakra. It’s the color of growth as well as decay. I suppose there are as many meanings to green as there are shades of the heart. Continue reading

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Summer Schedule

This rainbow of fabric reminds me of the lengthening and shortening of days. Happy Summer Solstice and a season full of fun and creativity. Continue reading

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a lucky BLUE bottle face day

I spied a graffiti Easter egg hanging in a tree. A down and out bottle face waiting there for me. Continue reading

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visual influence ~ east oakland graffiti

I can tell that the visual influence of east Oakland is already impacting my color sense, as well as the energy tone, and forms of my quilt patterns. Continue reading

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Color Riot! ~ Mod Mood Workshop at OCMQG

Over the course of two days this curve piecing, improv workshop gradually begins to explode with color and creativity! Continue reading

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surfing an ocean of color

Picking a palette is a fist step, but the true story of color unfolds in the relationship and proportion of hues as they manifest into pattern. Continue reading

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end of day iron glow

ironing at the end of the day Continue reading

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Color Channeling

My creative space becomes animated when work is flowing. So many subtle influences are at play. Continue reading

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I Ching Modern Quilt-along: Value, Intensity, Quantity

Value and intensity are two different things. Bright red has a dark value close to black, Bright yellow has the same light value as a pale blue. Continue reading

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Improv Monday ~ Pausing to See

Welcome to Improv Monday! View the archive and please join the conversation! After a bang of initial energy, the linen quilt on my wall has remained untouched for almost three weeks… but finally PROGRESS! Many hours of pausing to look … Continue reading

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Linen Swatches

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Enjoy the Beautiful Fabric

Dear readers and fellow bloggers, I must apologize for falling down on the blog. I’ve been used car shopping and my brain is mush. I can’t wait to get back to doing something creative, but for now please bare with … Continue reading

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Color Tips for Quilt Makers ~ The Importance of Value

Did you know that value is the first aspect of color registered by the eye? We see patterns primarily based on a color’s value. The value or the tone of a color is measured by it’s [ heart attack viagra … Continue reading

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Modern Mood Quilt, Summer 2010

My finished Modern Mood Quilt, was made from hand-dyed fabrics, color, quilt pattern improvised based on emotional states. Follow the tutorial to make your own. Continue reading

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Color Palettes ~ San Francisco Sunset

Stunning San Francisco skyline at sunset from my studio window on Treasure Island. Continue reading

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Color Inspiration ~ Giants Orange

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not typically a sports fanatic, but I have to admit that I’ve caught orange fever this season. I went to my first San Francisco Giants game in August, [ generic viagra india | canadain viagra … Continue reading

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Patchwork Sketchbook ~ Zinnias

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Patchwork Sketchbook ~ Onions

These beautiful onions came from my summer garden. I’m inspired by their layered construction. View my archive of quilt pattern sketches and the images that inspired them. What’s inspiring you these days? And why? If you’ve blogged about it recently, … Continue reading

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Hand Dyed Color Picker

Woohoo! I spent ALL day today in the basement of my studio building dyeing fabric. It’s back breaking work, but oh the colors! So this is the raw yardage for my next series of color studies. It’s taken me months … Continue reading

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