While flicking through the pages, I realised that I was mostly attracted to colours, not the pictures of objects themselves, maybe because of the pain I was experiencing at that time, my mind was somewhere else. So I thought what if I flip through the pages and pay attention only to colour combinations that would captivate me. Armed with a cup of tea and a pair of scissors (a great work out for my left hand again!) I sat comfortably and began my colour therapy. It was interesting! I had never done this before. You look and see only colours ignoring anything else, any other details. Quickly I had a pile of small cut out pictures that looked like that put together.
What a splash of colour! I wish I could do the same with fabric, just throw bits and pieces together and be happy with the end result. I still find it quite challenging at times. I was really surprised to see that it was not the pink colour that attracted me (as I always thought) but mostly yellow and green. After staring at the collage for some time, I came up with one more little exercise. Match one of the picture palettes to the fabrics from my stash. Entertaining, challenging (for me) and educational. This is what I came up with.
I really like these three prints together, the colours are very pleasant, fresh and make me think of Spring, lemons and mint for some reason.
I like these three colours together but not too sure about the prints though, but it was the best I could find for this palette in my
These are lovely colours, just a tiny touch of red. I can see hexagons happening here.
I never was a big fan of orange, but lately I find myself more and more attracted to it especially when it's paired with apple green.
The combination below is very simple, but I think might work well in a quilting block.
What helps you in choosing fabric for your projects? How do you combine different prints and colours? What methods do you use? Do you follow certain rules or you purely follow your heart?