Once I decided on a design, It was time to start playing with the colors. Here is the bundle we have to work with. I love that every time I play with color layout in a quilt I create all new designs. It really is a fun process. So for fun, I thought I would share with you how the color process worked for me on this particular project. Who knows, maybe it can give you a few ideas on different ways to play with color :)
I started out with a two color layout. I love how this emphasizes the design and gives such a crisp modern look. But, then I decided I wanted to use more of the fabrics sent. (Although, you might very well see this again for a future project, as I really love the bold look of the two colors ;)
I loved the bold look so I thought trying it in a rainbow type layout might be the answer. I still get to use lots of fabrics but have a great bold design highlighted. I liked this, but worried that I lost some of the design in the layout. Part of me felt like that was fine and part of me wondered. So I kept on playing.
As I was worried about losing the design, I thought maybe I needed to do a layout that highlighted the actual design by putting same colors in same places. I instantly did not like this. Isn't it funny how you think it will be the fix and it totally isn't.
So, after deciding that highlighting the particular parts of the design wasn't the right fit, but still not being sure of the rainbow layout, I decided to just start throwing color at it randomly. I figured this used all the colors like I wanted and stayed away from highlighting the design. And I love it!!!
I love how it creates all different secondary patterns that really highlight the white space and bring out lots of sharp little angles. I can still see a pattern in it but I don't get hit in the face with it. It is just a montage of happy colors and the randomly layout just seems to be the perfect fit for the pattern.
isn't it just so much fun playing colors. So now I am curious . . . How do you pick a color layout??
I'm off to the cutting mat to start working on turning this from a design to a quilt :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!