Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Spite of Myself, I Will Always Love You- My Personal Color Palette

I find it interesting that certain color schemes recur in my work over the years. I think this is part of my color signature even though I work in the whole spectrum from time to time.

This work in progress was started many years ago, possibly 20 years? I believe the thing that is holding me back is the fact that it has been years since I have done any hand quilting.
I really should finish it as I think it is a successful quilt, even though it is not the style I am currently working in.

I just finished knitting this scarf/shawl. The colors are so similar. I bought a skein of yarn with various different yarns all in the one skein.
When I finished it it was almost eerie to see how similar the colors are.
Has someone been peaking at my storage area for my works in progress?

I may add or subtract colors from this palette but the grand inspiration remains true.

I don't deny fall is my favorite season of the year.
I don't deny sunset is my favorite time of day.

What is surprising is even though I work part of the year in Florida with the clear bright colors surrounding me, my true colors win out more often than not.

This is a quilt from the Colors Of My Life series. It certainly uses this palette.

Yesterday at our quilt meeting one of my friends showed me her potato chip scarf she was knitting. I absolutely loved it. I went home and looked in my yarn collection and found yarn to knit one. The colors are also from this palette. Stay tuned as hopefully it will keep my attention and I'll finish it very soon.


Sherrie Spangler said...

You're definitely a fall color person, and you do it so well! Such yummy, warm, rich colors, and always with a nice constrast to add a little zing! I tend to use tropical colors like turquoise, coral, yellow-green and hot pink, even though I don't live in such a climate.

Anonymous said...

I have to laugh because I am also an autumn person. I absolutely love autumn because of all of the colors and variations, but I didn't realize until after I made a few art quilts that they reflected the autumn colors. People think orange is my favorite color, not true. I have to use other colors on purpose or I end up using those colors over and over.

I love your work.

Dolores said...

I do hope you finish hand quilting this since it doesn't look all that big. It will then be off your UFO list. I suppose I shouldn't talk. I have one that's a UFO that is even older. What is holding me back is figuring out how to quilt it and what colours to use. I started with off white thread and it really needs the same colour thread as the background. I guess it means a trip to the store.