Colour Inspiration Tuesday turns 10 (weeks)!!

Clever Chameleon Colour Inspiration Tuesday Collection ITen Weeks of Colour Inspiration Tuesday: the Quilt Story chapter that was started almost by accident!

What started as a side project has morphed into a regular part of the Clever Chameleon week! Ten weeks ago I published the first Colour Inspiration Tuesday with the intention of occasionally playing with colour combinations I might like to use in quilts. However, it turns out that making colour palettes can be a bit addictive for someone who loves colour. I have found that it is easy to end up with at least one idea a week. So, Colour Inspiration Tuesday has quickly become a weekly post. 

Not only that, but the last few weeks I have found myself contemplating more deeply the possibilities of each colour scheme in quilt design. How would I use these colours and for whom? This has led to Colour Inspiration Tuesday now currently including one or more sketches of simple quilt layouts that use these colours. No patterns yet, so don’t get too hopeful. But they are visualisations of where I would start if I was using these colour schemes to design a quilt. Can you see the escalating pattern here?

Jewel tone Diamonds quilt idea from Clever Chameleon

Aurora Green blooming nine patch quilt layout idea from Clever Chameleon

Frosty Berries colour scheme - modern quilt layout example

Frosty Berries color scheme - masculine quilt layout example

Frosty Berries colour scheme - flower appliqué quilt layout example

Frosty Berries color scheme - flower appliqué with leaves quilt layout example

Maybe patterns will follow?!

One of these colour schemes (Jewel Tone Triangles) has led to a real quilt that I am in the process of putting together. You can read about the process so far in this post: Jewel Tone Diamonds Quilt.

To access the colour palettes of Colour Inspiration Tuesday available so far, click on the thumbnails below.

Cookies and Cream color scheme from Clever ChameleonAurora Green color palette from Clever Chameleon Jewel Tone Diamonds color scheme from Clever Chameleon Frosty Berries colour scheme from Clever Chameleon Jewel Tone Triangles color scheme from Clever Chameleon Red-Eye Flight colour scheme from Clever Chameleon Autumn Splendour color scheme from Clever Chameleon Knot Dramatic color scheme from Clever Chameleon Lily Pad Glow colour scheme from Clever Chameleon Purple Tulip color scheme from Clever Chameleon Blue Fox colour scheme from Clever Chameleon Butterfly Loves Red color scheme from Clever Chameleon

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2 Replies to “Colour Inspiration Tuesday turns 10 (weeks)!!”

    1. Hi, so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you do turn your favourite paintings’ colours into something tactile. Let us know if you make something – we’d love to know.

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