Colored Wholecloth Blocks

The first 3 blocks in the Feather Sampler quilt are colored using complementary colors. I like the blue and orange together.
I've decided that I don't like yellow and purple together. This photo was taken after I recolored the yellow section with a deeper, more golden yellow. I really didn't like the first attempt - the yellow was too harsh, but I still don't care for this combination. I don't know if it's the shades of yellow and purple I've used, or if there is just too much yellow in the block.
Lastly is red and green. It looks Christmasy to me. The small feathers in the center still need to be colored, but I haven't decided on the color.

A customer quilt on the machine is just about done. All I have to do is finish the sashing and check it over. This is one of those quilts where I went overboard with the quilting. I'll have over 40 hours in this quilt by the time I'm done.


TracyC said…
Those coloured blocks are beautiful but so much work! How did you colour them, is it washable? It's very lovely.
Susan Loftin said…
Tracy - the blocks are colored with color pencils. I'm using PrismaColor, Crayola, and RoseArt colored pencils on these blocks. I just color in the quilted areas - a bit darker around the edges and getting lighter towards the center. Then I paint a layer of Ceramcoat textile medium mixed with a bit of Versatex color fixer over the color and it's protected from smudging and is washable.
Unknown said…
I think the yellow and purples is beautiful. Actually, that's my favorite. Of course, once again, the QUILTING MAKES THE QUILT!
Susan Loftin said…
Thanks Eileen. I don't know what it is about the purple and yellow together, but it just doesn't do anything for me. It could be that they just aren't my colors.
Wendy said…
I think they're all beautiful, but the orange and blue is my favorite, what beautiful quilting, wish I could get my hands on a longarm machine!
Oh I want to come play in your studio! Those are simply beautiful. Try lime green with your purple -- seems to work for me.
Susan Loftin said…
Thanks Karen. I'll try lime green with purple on one of the other blocks.

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