Color is an amazing tool that can inspire us in so many different ways in our quilting and sewing projects, and today we're kicking off a new series to celebrate that inspiration: color theme of the day!
Today's color theme, orange-yellow and blue, is a complementary color scheme, composed of two colors that lie opposite each other on the color wheel. We took this color plan from the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, created by Joen Wolfrom.
This has always been one of my favorite color combinations, so when I began looking for examples of how our authors have interpreted this color scheme in their work, I wasn't surprised to find such beautiful pieces!
Amanda Murphy uses orange-yellow and several shades of blue against a white background to create this bright, adorable baby quilt from Quilted Celebrations!
In this cross-stitch sampler from A Journey with Sibbel, orange-yellow and blue look quite rich and refined when used in such tiny, detailed designs.
Here, in a quilt from Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars by Barbara H. Cline, orange-yellow and blue provide pops of color against a background of brown and black neutrals.
An orange-yellow flower provides just the right contrast to this blue bag from Just for You–Selfish Sewing with Your Favorite SewCanShe Bloggers.
Another example of how well orange-yellow and blue work against a background of neutrals, the addition of white makes this Braque Quilt Pattern somewhat lighter, and the strict geometric shapes make it modern.
How do you use orange-yellow and blue in your own work?