Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Colour is an amazing thing. It can also be a tricky thing.
That would be why we study colour.
I have begun a program at City and Guilds (on line). It is a certificate programme in 'Patchwork and Quilting'. This course is headed by the Kemshalls, Linda and Laura. Check them out at
One of the exercises in the first unit is collecting items in a similar colourway.

There are plenty of natural greens, but other than grass and trees other hues are challenging to find.

Yellows tend to be light so I used creative licence and moved into the golds and oranges.


This is a great colour that has a bad rap!


Great practise for composition.

This was a great exercise. Fun to execute and learned a lot!

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

What a fun exercise, brain stretching, too. Please give us more of what you learn as you continue the C&G course.
On a personal note, could you tell me the name of the book you recommended to me the other day? And I think your guild challenge ideas are VERY good.