Tuesday, June 2, 2015

52 Weeks of Color for Quilters :: Week 5 Cool Colors

Welcome back for another week of colors! This week we're talking about cool colors - these are the colors that recede in a composition and tend to be associated with water or winter. They're considered calming and peaceful.

These are the colors on the opposite side of the color wheel from the warm colors we talked about last week. These colors include yellow-green, green, blue-green, blue, blue-violet and violet (purple). They all have some amount of blue in them.

The Kona colors I used this week (in order shown above) are: Chartreuse, Clover, Jade Green, Royal, Deep Blue and Tulip.

This week's block design is the same as last week's - an enlarged rail fence block. I used 2.5" strips cut in 15" lengths to begin. Today's cool colors shown above in prints from my stash. I'm trying to use tone-on-tone prints which I think read truer to the colors than prints with white or other colors involved.

Next week we'll move on to analogous colors, then complementary colors and tints/tones/shades after that - just to give you an idea where we'll be heading in the next few weeks. Thanks to Debbie at A Quilter's Table for the mention in her newsletter (full of full info - I'm thrilled each time it lands in my in-box) and thanks to all of your for stopping by and following along!


  1. oh those cool colors - my very favorites!

  2. These posts are great for a color challenged girl. Thank you.


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