From the local farmers’ market to the design wall–
In a couple of my previous posts I’ve described how I look to nature for color inspiration. Even though I’ve studied color theory, I don’t consciously think color theory when I pick and choose color combinations for the quilts I design and make.
I have grown my own tomatoes and peppers and herbs at times but these days I enjoy supporting the local farmers’ markets even more. In addition to the terrific flavor of fresh homegrown tomatoes and cabbages and beans, there are wonderful contrasts of color and texture for color inspiration. That’s what happened last weekend at the farmers’ market; I just had to capture this unexpected color combination of magenta/purple beans and yellow/green banana peppers. I think you can find examples of every color combination there is by looking to nature.
Unfortunately (to me), when these beans are cooked the wonderful color goes away and the beans turn green, so I quickly mocked up a quilt design from fabrics with a similar color range.
You’ll find more color combinations and inspiration in the Aug/Sept issue of Quilters Newsletter. And note the color combination on the cover of that issue; shades of magenta/purple and yellow/green, naturally.