Claudia's Colour Theory

Hi Quilters,

I am very excited to be here with all of you, and I want everyone to get to know me a little bit better. So the next few blog posts are all about me. Which if you ask anyone who knows me, I like to do a lot. You are going to get a look into who I am as a quilter, which I think is the most tell tale way to see who someone is as a person.

Today I’d like to talk about what fabrics I like to use. First and foremost, I am IN LOVE with solids. I think that a lot of people use solids to pair with a patterned fabric, to match a colour in the pattern or as a background fabric. I am not one of those people. I think some of the most stunning quilts are made with solid fabrics. Now don’t get me wrong, I love patterned fabrics too, but there is something about the simplicity of solids that makes me really happy.

When I’m using patterned fabrics though, there are definitely specific designers that I tend to lean towards using. Tula Pink, Libs Elliot, Alison Glass, Joel Dewberry, and Kaffe Fassett are all in my top picks of designers to use when I’m looking to make a quilt. They all use so much colour in their designs, which is something that I am really drawn too.

Another thing about me is that I have the belief that there can not be too many colours in a quilt. The more the merrier. Quilts made out of one or two colours are just leaving all the other colours out, and I like to make everyone feel included.

Tune in next week to hear what style of patterns I like to make, and why I think traditional patterns are so so important.

Till next time…