Tuesday, August 18, 2015

52 Weeks of Color for Quilters :: Week 15 Split Complements (1)

Welcome back, after a week of vacation I'm trying to get back into the swing of regular life this week. It feels much more hectic with projects due and back to school looming but it's all good so I'm trying to just take a couple deep breaths and enjoy it all. I was legitimately happy to get back to THIS project! I've amassed a pretty good pile of scraps from the previous blocks so I decided to make this series of blocks all simple improv blocks.

This week we're starting Split Complements - I'm going to share one set each week for the next 12 weeks. I'm hoping to add in more print fabric examples and maybe even mix things up by throwing in some relevant artworks that illustrate the Split Complements.

So we talked about Complementary Colors this week and this week, they are pairs that are located directly across from each other on the color wheel. Split Complements are groups of three colors consisting of one color and (instead of the color opposite it) the two colors on either side of the complement. This week's example is shown above along with the color wheel to help illustrate. So instead of Red and Green (which are Complements) this group consists of Red, Blue Green and Yellow Green.

A few prints from my stash in this week's colors - I this is is the new modern Christmas trio! It also just seems really bright and fresh to me :-)

The Kona cotton colors I used for this week's block are:

Red - Cardinal
Blue-Green - Emerald
Yellow-Green - Chartreuse

Thanks for stopping by! See you next week.

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