Challenge 1: Exploring Primary Colours

Welcome to the exploring colours linky party!


In my design journey I have always been fascinated with colour.  I understand that learning about colour has been quite important to me to get harmony in my quilt designs.  In looking back at the quilts I have created I see a trend in creating quilts with a monochromatic colour scheme and I do seem to gravitate towards some colours more than others.  That’s not necessarily bad, but to create unique quilts one has to push out your comfort zone

I now want to challenge myself by exploring colour.  In the challenge my exploratory medium will be by creating designs in EQ 8 using digital fabrics, it may be prints or solids.  I will experiment with a variety of shades and prints to see if it makes a difference to the outcome.

I would also like to introduce my friend Dione at the Clever Chameleon.  Dione is one of the 2018 Island Batik Ambassador and she has her Colour inspiration Tuesday series you might want to check out.

What are primary colours?

The crayola definition of primary colours is basically colours that cannot be mixed form other colours.  These colours are Red, Blue and Yellow.


What does a colour mean to us?

Red, the color of blood and fire, is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, anger, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrance, radiance, and determination.

Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence.

Yellow, the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness, has conflicting associations. On one hand yellow stands for freshness, happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy, but on the other, it represents cowardice and deceit. A dull or dingy yellow may represent caution, sickness, and jealousy.

Using Red, Blue and Yellow for quilts

Experimenting a similar quilt design with just the primary colours.  The first three are monochromatic in colour scheme with shade variation and the last design has all the three primary colours but using prints.  What do you think?

Would you create a quilt using monochromatic colours?  Link up and show your creation!

  • In comments below let me know what the colours Red, Blue and Yellow mean to you.

Lets create!

          • Join into Challenge 1: Exploring Primary Colours with No3quiltstudio.
          • Create designs using primary colours may be hand drawn or using a designing software, or a quilt you have made!
          • The Challenge is purely for self gratification so have fun and add your links.



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