Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday Stash #73

It is obvious that I do enjoy working with color, however there are some colors that just don't have the same appeal as others.  For me one of those colors (besides purple!) is the entire palette of browns:


 Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton ~ Brown Palette color chart here.

This will be a color challenge quilt for me when it eventuates.  Brown and beige mingled with a little splash of orange/yellow (and maybe red?). I think it will work.


Do you have a color palette that you find challenging to work with?

Enjoy Sunday!

31 comments:

  1. I feel the same way about browns. I did get some Kona Coffee to go with a wild fabric line a while ago and it worked nicely. That is as far as I have gotten :)

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  2. For me, it's orange. When I look at my fabric, there's almost no orange. I think I could go forever without needing it.

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  3. I would guess purple. I was in a scrap swap awhile back and yet I had to go BUY some purple so I would have 'scraps' to send. LOL.

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  4. I guess I'm the opposite. I love working with neutrals. For me it's usually the brighter colors that I'm still (trying) to get used to like: bright pink, purple or vibrant reds.

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  5. I think I'm a coloraholic. I love working with them all.

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  6. I get bored and uninspired when I have to stick with culturally acceptable (overused) holiday themes. Red and Green. Pink and Red. Green and Gold.
    Now, I'm not saying I'm the type who goes for the Mardi Gras style Christmas tree or anything... but seriously, a little variety to the overload of red and green, please!

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  7. I would tend to agree with you on the beige and browns...

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  8. I *love* brown and orange - your quilt will look fantastic, and I'm jealous. I hate using pastels. (Shudder).

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  9. I can't come at purple, no matter how much torture the toddler inflicts with her colour of choice. Browns? At a push. With a pale, duck-egg sort of blue. Maybe. Beige? Three words: Old Man's Undies. (sorry).

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  10. I love the brown range, and tend to mix them with almost any color. Particularly the darker browns, and light teal blue..... mid range and light with shell pink.... mid to dark with creamsicle orange..... I don't think I've tried reds or purples with the browns yet. Anyway, I tend to find my stash is always low on yellows for some reason - not because I don't like them, so maybe they're just not as available right now. And I found, when I went to shop in my stash, that I am seriously low on jewel tones! Gotta work on that!

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  11. i'm a crayola kind of girl. love color. mix 'em up, compliment, feature, match...any way you use 'em, i love color!

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  12. I quite love brown. With blue and green ...

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  13. I love mixing up all colors and use all of them - my color challenge is wild prints - I do not care for them and rarely use them - like Kaffe prints that so many are crazy about - I don't like them.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  14. I love brown and orange but I used to shudder at the very thought - interestingly I have even started to wear brown (a first!)

    The colours I find difficult are bang on primary blue red green yellow - they jar with me - aquas, scarlets, lime and racing greens, lemon yellows, they are fine.

    I'm also learning that pastel shades (like kona ash) are so important to help make the other colours sing ... although I still find it difficult to remember to use them!

    Lovely post - really interesting comments

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  15. My taste in colors and fabrics is evolving (slowly). I've always preferred traditional print fabrics in browns and other muted colors. But lately, thanks to you and other "fresh modern" quilters, I'm enjoying working with more vibrant fabrics. Purple, however, is still not a color you'll find in my stash!

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  16. Purple and brown are very close on the color wheel, I'm told. I would have thought you said you loved red. I find the red to be the most striking in your lovely quilts.

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  17. You could really challenge yourself and swap purple for those bits of orange!

    I wouldn't say that I have a challenge working with any specific colour, but ask me to work with earth tones and I might cringe a little.

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  18. I have always said that I must be part magpie because I seem attracted to all the bright colors, and yes, even purple ! But I do like the look of thses browns, can't wait to see what you do with them. Might have to try some myself!

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  19. I most certainly feel that same about browns. I like creams and oranges and yellow but once you throw in brown...

    My fav to work with are grays and blues.

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  20. I love working with earth tones! But I have found that I rarely use black in anything. Maybe because of how well it showcases cat hair....

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  21. I love tone on tone neutrals... I think bridal or contemporary loft. It can be very serene.

    I must know where you get your fabric from for the polka dot binding tutorial? I have been searching to no avail for the black and white polka dots.

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  22. Lovely post and lovely comments! I love browns and creams, reds, oranges, rusts with a little bit of blue thrown in. I do not love purple or green or yellow but I use them when they add what I need.

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  23. I'm with you, dark browns are ok for me, the lighter ones remind me of all the ugly boy outfits that were available when my boy (man of 24 now) was a baby - hated all that beige on a boy. Made many t-shirts with trucks and tractors! I'd throw some navy in there for a bit of color. Barbi

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  24. I used to struggle with orange but am using it a lot in some boy quilts with blue at the moment. The other colour I haven't done anything with is yellow ( I don't like it in clothes either!). But I hardly ever wear pink but struggle to make a quilt without it!!

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  25. I've always wondered and am finally asking... is your Sunday Stash series showing fabric you've bought that week or just parts of your fabric collection in general? Either way, you have a great stash!

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  26. Black is hard for me to put into a quilt... as well as reds. I should really work on it!

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  27. I feel the same about brown and then when you menntioned purple, well I just don't have much purple. But brown, yuck. I struggle.

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  28. I love ever colour. I really like those browns, might have to find myself some.
    I too will stay tuned to see what delights you create with that lot.

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  29. I definately have trouble with yellows. Purples are also lacking in my ever growing stash. I am sure you come up with something you love!

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  30. I’d like to invite to a link-up event at my place on November 5th and 6th called, The Airing of the Quilts. I hope you’ll join me. I’d be pleased if you hopped over to my blog for the event button, so you can share this opportunity with your blog followers.

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  31. I struggle to be interested in pastels. And familiar combos like 'red, white and blue' bore me to tears. Most patriotic quilts use that combination unfortunately.

    I delight in unexpected combinations -- your browns can benefit from zippy touches like chartreuse, absinthe, mint, sea blue, underwater green.... plus all the gelato colours. Yum! Chocolate and mint.

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