Friday, July 1, 2011

color story inspiration

Color Story inspiration boards at Salt Lake Quilt mkt.
nothing says it better than a picture,
4' by 8' panels
The fascinating thing about these were listening to the emotional responses:
"oooh! This is soooo me"
"these were my wedding colors"
"I did the nursery in these"

In January we started grouping our prints by color stories. By the time we got to Spring market the little brochure we'd planned had morphed in this hefty piece of work:
table of contents:
The concept of grouping print collections based on color trends is something I've been doing for quite awhile. But this was the first time I'd presented it in a  way that gave it a focus and a framework for others to understand.  Each collection has it's inspiration page followed by the prints - some stories have been evolving for years, some are in their infancy.
It takes time for trends to evolve and our eyes to become accustomed to them. 
Identifying, tracking and making sense of it all I find endlessly fascinating.
The research starts here and just about anywhere my eyes land.  I travel, read voraciously and keep a catch-all file that gets sorted later. 
and yes I've discovered Pinterest (the nights just got longer)

keeping track of what goes with what 
follow me as I share  the process and 
a new color story
every Wednesday
with a 


Janelle said...

Sounds like a fun blog-mini-series. I can't wait to see the many color stories.

Marcia W. said...

Read about your new concept of color stories on one of the Quilt Market blog posts (don't remember which one). I will be interested in how you do this -- as I am a color challenged quilter.

MegN said...

I love color my favorite part about starting a design! I look forward to these updates!

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Jovanna said...

Yay! I love color . . . as well as black & white. I get inspired by color then find other stuff to go with it that is usually not in the same fabric line.

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