It seems like every time I get excited about starting a new quilt, I'm left with deciding on what color theme or fabric style I want to use. Sometimes I choose really great colors that go together beautifully and other times, even though I think it will turn out great, it doesn't. I think we've all seem quilts that really sing with color and texture are are . . . well, just vibrant! Then we may see a quilt that is beautifully made but lacks something. I call this the 'Wow Effect.'
So how do we go about choosing the fabrics that will make our quilts sing? One tool that I've recently started using is Jinny Beyer's Portable Palette.
I found this video to be very helpful, and it is fun to do the exercises that Jinny shares on it. For me, it was well worth the time it takes to watch.
I have been an admirer of Jinny Beyer for years and many times have referred to her as "My Quilting Hero." I hope this video will inspire you and that you will play around with different colors in your fabric stash to create your next quilting project.
Until next time . . .