8 Beautiful Ways to Use Blue-Green in Your Color Palette

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Discover beautiful quilts and advice from designers Pat Sloan, Sarah Whitney, Barbara Campbell, Marcy Horswill, Nan Baker, Marilyn Foreman and me. Blue-green was never my favorite color until now and it will be come yours too after viewing these gorgeous quilts.

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8 Beautiful Ways to Use Blue-Green in Your Color Palette

  1. 1. 8 Beautiful Ways to Use Blue-Green in a Color Palette August 2010 Color-of-the-Month presented by Maria Peagler, author of Color Mastery
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ocean blue-greens were my inspiration for this table runner.  I found a fabulous fabric looking like seaweed, with greens, teals and a light greenish-yellow.  I pulled other ocean colored fabrics and came up with this refreshing and bright sea-inspired runner. </li></ul><ul><li>— Sarah Whitney Sweet Clover Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sweetclovercanyon.com </li></ul>1.  Get Inspired by  Nature
  3. 3. 2.  Use Pre-Cuts <ul><li>&quot;Under the Sea uses the Neptune fabric line from Moda, with a WOW from P&B Textiles, to offset the Half-Log Cabin with a big center. Set on point, the show block sings! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>This pattern is in my new book,  Fast  Forward Quilts , which has all quilts made using pre-cut packages + some!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Pat Sloan http://patsloan.biz/patsloansfastforwardquilts.aspx </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Calm Other Colors <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Blue-green is one of my favourite colours.  I’ve used blue-green to represent water, and thus it becomes a calm, tranquil colour in this quilt.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Marcy Horswill </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sunflowerdesign.ca/quilts.html </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Use Blue-Green as an Accent <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I use blue-green to accent many of my designs.   This color adds a bright, yet subtle, pop to a quilt.  For my Kaleidoscope Symphony quilt, I used Maywood's Dab of Jazz collection designed by Gail Fountain.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Marilyn Foreman www.QuiltMoments.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Let a Designer Do the Work <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Collect pieces of your favourite quilt fabrics and simply join together to make this funky bed quilt. Add some circles for interest and spunk! In Born Dotty, I used large scale prints from Amy Butler.  Choose from a collection so all of the colour choice is done for you. Then just choose one colour to bring them all together for balance. You simply cannot go wrong!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Helen Stubbings Miss M Patterns </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Combine Panels with Piecing <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Diamonds & Squares uses fussy cut Flying Geese panels pieced with &quot;x&quot; blocks.  Fabric designed by Yolanda Fundora.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Barbara Campbell http://www.loveinstitches.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Enhance Design with Threads <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ I live on the Emerald Coast of FL and I incorporated blue-green colors to look like the waters of the gulf (before the oil spill). I used blue and green metallic thread for quilting to give it a shiny watery look. The green plant is the nesting area for the sea horses. I call it Horse of a Different Color .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Nan Baker Purrfect Spots </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8. Mix Tradition with Trend <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I combined my love of 19th century four-block applique quilts with the hottest blue-greens of 2010.  Petite Pineapple's spare palette of teal, aqua, brown, and cream spotlights the pineapples, dogtooth border, and freemotion echo quilting.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Maria Peagler </li></ul><ul><li>Petite Pineapples pattern & kit </li></ul><ul><li>Color-of-the-Month series </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on using blue-green in your quilt’s color palette, check out Color Mastery:  10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts , available at your local quilt shop, Amazon , and the online store .  Winner of a Benjamin Franklin Best Craft Book of 2010 award. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Look for Maria’s latest book, The Frugal Fabriholic:  Your 12-Step Plan for Saving More for Your Quilting Stash, available at Amazon’s Kindle store, the iPad bookstore, and Smashwords.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://quiltsandcreativity.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.colormastery.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/colormaster </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook/colormaster </li></ul>

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