Maud shares her Renaissance quilt from the Color Mastery workshop I taught this summer in Dawsonville. My students use their color journals to discover the three elements of color and build unique palettes around their favorite color. Even if quilters start out with the same blue, they’ll develop completely individual color palettes. They truly discover their color personalities.
Last, I have students select one of their color palettes and build a fat quarter bundle from it: one fat quarter for each color. And I teach them how to use the Three Bears Rule of Color to know exactly how much of each color to use. They can use that bundle to make the Renaissance quilt shown here. Maud used a double-complementary color scheme of blue, orange, yellow, and violet, and what gorgeous results she got!
Maud was so inspired by her Renaissance quilt she decide to make a matching valance, and here she’s laying out the fabrics for it. Discovering a new technique sparks the creative juices and gets new ideas flowing, and mastering color gives quilters the courage to try all kinds of new things. Make time for an artist date for yourself and try these exercises. You’ll never look at bolts of fabric the same way!