I hope that you've found some useful information over the past few weeks
with our color theory posts. The most important part of using and
understanding color is having fun with it! Remember that color theory
isn't a strict set of rules, but more of a guide to help you better your
method of choosing and placing fabric in your quilts.
I wanted to leave you with a few resources of inspiration, fun, and reference. Two websites I actually just found myself that are great for color scheme inspiration are: www.ColourLovers.com and www.ColorSchemeDesigner.com. Don't forget about our Design Table! It's a great resource for comparing our fabrics right online.
The Holiday Elegance collection is so festive with its metallic accents! I enjoyed pairing a couple of favorite patterns from the archives of Connecting Threads with these elegant fabrics: Holiday Chic and Holiday Stars.
This Gifty Galore project is from the Pillow Pop book by Heather Bostic. This book is full of fun and fabulous pillows, and perfect for scraps! There were quite a few pillows that caught my eye, but I really liked the bold graphic look of the "A Bunch of Crosses" pillow and knew it would go well with the cider-sipping feeling of Sun Kissed Harvest.
Connecting Threads flannels are amazingly soft and snuggable! As part of my job here at CT,
I find patterns from the past to use with current collections. I really
had fun choosing fabrics from the Quilter’s Candy Flannel Novelties, Shake It Up! and Winter Flurry, and Flannel Basics for Snow Buddies and Winter Flurries.
It was fascinating to watch Jenni’s watercolor of sunflowers, pumpkins, and fall foliage evolve into the stunning fabrics of the Sun Kissed Harvest collection. I love Autumn Blanket, an unusual geometric, strippy-quilt design made with the Sun Kissed Harvest fabrics.