How to Create a Dynamic Color Palette for your next Quilt
I wanted to share my thought process behind the fabric selection for my recent quilt, GLOBE. I often want to include both warm and cool colors in a quilt to create a really dynamic palette. There are lot's of different ways you can do that (see some of the linked articles below to find more ideas.)
For this quilt, I wanted to use a range of colors that were opposite one another on the color wheel.
Check out the wheel below to see what I mean. So I included colors that ranged on the wheel from green to blue, so that included green, aqua, turquoise, and blue. Then I went to the opposite color range on the color wheel for my warm colors, choosing colors that ranged from orange-yellow to magenta: orange-yellow, orange, red, and magenta.
This is a great method to create a dynamic and balanced color palette. You could use this same trick for any color range on the wheel, so you could rotate and have turquoise through purple + yellow-green through orange, for example. Grab my free Color Wheel, here.
Since the land masses were so saturated, I chose a bright white for the background and binding to best show off the vibrant globe.
This is the newest Scrappy Appliqué pattern, GLOBE
, and it is really fun and quick to make. It looks way more challenging than it actually is! GLOBE includes 4 different views of the planet, each in 3 different sizes, so there are a lot of project possibilities!
Learn more about GLOBE and see more quilt samples, here