Do you struggle with color choices for your quilts? No doubt, some look at my quilts and think I should spend more time struggling with color! 🙂 I use fabrics, designs and colors that I enjoy working with. There was a time when I spent more time worrying about whether the fabrics “matched” or went together but not so much anymore.
Sometimes I find a print and then coordinate fabrics with that print. More times than not, the print doesn’t even get used in my quilt, because I have such a hard time using anything other than tone on tone.
Often I’ll find inspiration in nature, especially in spring when flowers are blooming, since fall colors don’t show up so often in my quilts.
While going through some old pictures on a memory stick, I found these photos I had taken while in Louisiana last year. Often when I see colors I like, no matter if they’re quilt related or not, I’ll take a picture for future reference.
Purple, pink, green and gold — my favorite colors to work with.
Mauve, Green, Aqua and Gold – more colors I love working with. I’m still sorry I didn’t buy this piece. I would re-do a room to match this piece.
Where do you find inspiration for the colors you choose for your quilts? How do you choose the colors to use? Do you struggle more than you wish? Do you feel like your quilts have to match something or do you mostly quilt just to make a quilt, without a whole lot of regard for where it’s going to be used or if it matches something?