Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Peace Around the Color Wheel

Thanks for stopping by to see my version of Rene's fabulous new quilt pattern!
I was so excited to be part of the group who pattern tested this quilt. And it's even more exciting to see everyone's version!

I made the baby version. Rene's instructions and illustrations are very straightforward, well-written and easy to understand. The best part is that there are very few seams you have to match up.

It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love working with solids. I found my inspiration with some solid scraps and the color wheel that my husband, Mark, keeps in his fused glass studio.

When choosing the colors, I just went around the color wheel, choosing first hue, or the clear colors at the top, then the tint--the color with white added, then skipped down to the bottom to the shades--the color with black added. That gave me enough to go all the way around. For the center spokes I had a rainbow jelly roll of tone-on-tone prints.
Information abounds on color theory, how to make colors work together, which colors look the best together, but I'm often surprised at how Mother Nature works her magic with colors. Surprising, unique and beautiful. And they all get along
Want a little peace in your life? Here is the schedule. I hope you will check out everyone's version and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy for yourself!

Monday, January 21 -  Katie at KT Quilts 
Tuesday, January 22 - Michele at  Nostalgic Cafe 
Wednesday, January 23 - Cindy at  Live a Colorful Life --you're here today!
Thursday, January 24 - Michelle at  Frustrated Quilter 
Friday, January 25 - Stephanie at Peas in a Pod 
Monday, January 28 - Terri at Terri's Notebook 
Tuesday, January 29 - Doris at Made by a Brunnette 
Wednesday, January 30 - Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski 
Thursday, January 31 - Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts 
Friday, February 1 - back to Rene' at Rene' Creates

I'd love to know what color combinations you are currently loving. The giveaway will close on Friday, February 1.


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Quiltsmiles said... #

Beautiful quilt and your segue into inviting posts is perfect. Wishing for a world more full of peace and for quilters more piece! lol

Carla said... #

What a unique way to make a color wheel, Cindy! Rene's pattern is so clever.

Quilting in the South said... #

I like your use of more solid appearing colors.

ktquilts said... #

Lovely?!! It's no secret I am a big fan if the rainbow, so of course I love your quilt. Remember, don't count me!! I've already won!!! Isn't Rene' great?!

Michele said... #

The solids are wonderful. Love how you put them all together. Don't enter me, I tested too. Just wanted to drop by and see your beauty.

Jcmar10 said... #

Love the colors!

Katy Cameron said... #

Great plan with the colours (don't enter me though please, as I've so much on I'm unlikely to ever get to it)

M.W. said... #

I am loving the solid in blues, greens, aquas and grey right now.

Rene' said... #

Thank you Cindy for testing the peace pattern. Your Peace Around the Color Wheel quilt is just brilliant! I love how you used colorful solids around the outside and tone on tone colored prints in the middle. It's so pretty!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said... #

Very sweet color wheel Peace Quilt Cindy!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Beautiful! I love your colour progression, Cindy!

Anonymous said... #

It's a beautiful pattern and i love your version.

Deborah said... #

Beautiful! I always love how you use solids. Very cute profile picture!!

Svetlana said... #

oh, what a fantastic quilt. Love your version!

Anya said... #

Love the pattern and your version of it! Thanks for the chance!

Needled Mom said... #

It looks beautiful and I love the color wheel idea.

Terriaw said... #

Your Peace Baby quilt is so fun! Love the color wheel idea. It's been fun seeing the variety others are making for Rene's blog hop. It was a great pattern to test, wasn't it!

Unknown said... #

Beautiful work!

Amanda Rose

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Oh Cindy I love your solids version! Gorgeous! My friend and I had a 'peace club' when we were in 5th grade - she lives in the US but we're still great friends after all this time. I would love to make her one of those quilts :) XX

Mama Pea said... #

It's beautiful, Cindy! I knew you would do something striking and I figured it would be with solids! Well done!

CitricSugar said... #

That is just so you. It's beautiful - I love seeing what everyone's been doing with Rene's pattern!

Anita said... #

Love your rainbow version! I think it's great that the pattern has so many sizes, especially the baby peace...too cute :)

Susan said... #

I love your take on Rene's pattern! The colours and design match perfectly!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said... #

Wow, I love it! Looks like a fun quilt to make :o)

Farm Quilter said... #

Great quilt! Few seams to match up really talks my language!!!

Carla said... #

Wonderful done in the solids!

Judy said... #

I really love this quilt pattern! I like how you incorporated the color wheel into the design. Great job.

ritainalaska said... #

like your use of the color wheel! as always, my fav color combo is green [any green] and light silver grey. and since i love my olfa circle cutter, i'd make this fabulouse pattern in circles of green on a silver grey background, baby size, or lap quilt size. thanx for the chance to win a copy of the pattern.

felicity said... #

Oh I love a good rainbow! Beautiful, Cindy!

april said... #

I adore your rainbow version! Very cool! I tend to be drawn to aqua, lime and gray but am itching to do something "rainbow-y". Because that surely is a word, lol! Thanks for a chance!

Anne at Film and Thread said... #

Not entering the giveaway, but I just had to pop in and say that your interpretation of Rene's pattern is fantastic. Love how you did the colors!

Michelle said... #

Cindy - I love, love, love your peace quilt. You continue to amaze and inspire me with your use of solids. Beautiful!!!!

Darlington Delights said... #

Great quilt. I love the symbol and the colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ting said... #

What a lovely color wheel version of Peace! For color combinations, I usually fall in love with any cute fabrics in aqua/blue. Thanks for the chance.

Poppyprint said... #

Oh, I love your solids colour wheel version! Have you got a quilting plan yet? How big is this baby size Cindy?

Vicki H said... #

Great color wheel version. Thanks for sharing.

~Kelie~ said... #

I LOVE this pattern!!! I can see it in so many different fabric options! Just love it!

Janet said... #

I love your version too! I'm into orange and grey right now.