You may recall way back in September, that in my never-ending pursuit of learning all I can about quilting and fabric, I signed up for a year long class in Colour.
My colour? I wanted to do brown. Then I learned it wasn't a colour, it's a shade of a colour.
So I spent some time wandering around the shop trying to find something that I would be able to work with for an entire year without my getting tired of it.
I chose Turquoise!
Our next step was to choose a block...there were stars in my eyes when I chose my first block. It was so pretty.
Then I realized that I would need to make this block over and over and over again over the coming months. It took a seriously long time to make one block. All those tiny half square triangles. When I thought ahead I felt faint.
So I did what any rational person would do, I changed my block to something a little easier to managed. It's called Arizona Quilt Block. Found it online.
So here is my first month's block, where we learned about monochromatic (using only turquoise).
Next month's class was two blocks. We learned about analogous colours, the colours that sit beside each other on the colour wheel. As the colours beside Turquoise were so close, almost imperceptible...I went one more colour card over.
Here is my first block using turquoise, and in the one direction, some cerulian blue and in the other direction some blue/green and an aqua green.
Do you know what I discovered about oranges? They hold the browns I so love and adore!!!! Browns and brick reds. YAY!!!
So here is my block five with oranges and orange yellow. One thing about this block, other then it's my favourite by far, is that I tend to like to use the darker values...so in the future blocks I'll have to try and change that up a bit, after all, it's all about stretching our boundaries and learning!
We've already had our January class and I only need to do up my block. It's spaced colour harmony. I'll explain that next time when I have my finished block to show you.
Keep trying, keep learning and most of all, keep enjoying,