Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lots of 2.5" squares.....

The weather cooperated this year and my art quilters were here yesterday.  Last year we cancelled many times because of the weather.  After they left, and after my nap, I started working on some kits for a class I'm giving on Thursday.  It is an informal explanation of how to use color.  I can never remember the terms for all of the combinations because the way it was explained to me in a one room schoolhouse when I was little was the rainbow, the order of the colors in the rainbow, which directly relates to the color wheel.  We also used our little 7 color paintboxes and learned to mix colors to make other colors.  I guess they don't do that in school any more.

I am giving each of my students 100 squares of fabric that they will use for several exercises.  I only have 20 cut so far so there is a lot more cutting to do today.  I'll also get my trays of squares out that I use for my colorwash wallhangings that I design one square at a time.  I'm sure there are a lot that I can use in these kits.

18 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

If anyone can take a Color Theory class they should. So many times the work is beautiful, but the quilt or decorated rooms look flat because the colors don't work well to gether. Looks like you have lots of cutting to do. Have fun playing. Snow mix with rain started and nasty out. Good day to work inside. Chris

Jackie said...

Color class is a great one for almost everyone! It is amazing that most people are pretty uncomfortable with their color choices. Many times it boils down to what you really like and is pleasing to your eye. I am sure that all your students will learn a ton!!

True Blue Nana said...

What a great idea to have your students work with color. I wish I could be a part of that. Are you organizing your squares according to color and size?

Pat said...

It sounds like a great class for those who have problems with putting colors together for a quilt.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

All those kits! It's a good thing you have your GO cutter. I took a color class at my LQS years ago... anything I learned went right out of my head, so now I find myself going with my gut instinct - which half the time is not-so-good.

Sheila said...

I think a color class would be great. Wish I lived close. For now I look at your colorful quilts.

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great way to teach color theory - much better than the rainbow.

Laura Wasilowski said...

The one word that stood out in your post was "nap". Is that how you get so much accomplished?
Your students are so fortunate to have a teacher that not only cares about them but knows what she's doing.
Enjoy your color play!

Anonymous said...

I know your students will have a grand time with your color exercises. And to have all the squares cut for them yet !

J~MT

Terri said...

Hi Wanda,
Is there any way you could make your class into a tutorial and a blog for us? I'm sure there are a bunch of us that would love to see that happen.
Hugs!!

Lynne said...

Ooo! Sounds like fun. Any chance that you'll show us the finished kit and maybe share a couple of the exercises?

Cathi said...

Your students are so lucky to have you teaching them that class! If anyone has a fabulous grasp on the use of colour, it's you!

karenfae said...

I remember you mentioning several times last year about the snow cancelling your group. Glad the weather is cooperating better for you this year.
Karen

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

What a great class. Your students will be so lucky to have you to teach them.

Times certainly have changed. I can't believe you were in a one room schoolhouse. What an experience that must have been. We had some in the outlying areas here too but I lived in town so went to a regular school.
I did live my 7 color paint box though.

hetty said...

Sounds like a great class. Wish I lived closer.

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HollyM said...

Even though I know the color theory, I make a lot of mistakes by ignoring it. My biggest one is not so much the color combinations but forgetting about value.
What a lot of work you have cuttin all those packs!

Heide L. said...

When you have time, I would love to see a pix of your trays for colorwash quilts. I bet they are interesting....