Color Play: Easy Steps to Imaginative Color in Quilts and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $7.12 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by buyroxy
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Previous owner's name written inside back cover. Clean. unmarked text. Tight binding. Minimal shelfwear to cover.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Color Play: Easy Steps to Imaginative Color in Quilts Paperback – October 1, 2000


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$20.83
$10.20 $5.18


Frequently Bought Together

Color Play: Easy Steps to Imaginative Color in Quilts + Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool: -- 24 Color Cards with Numbered Swatches -- 5 Color Plans for each Color -- 2 Value Finders Red & Green + Studio Color Wheel: 28 x 28 Double-Sided Poster
Price for all three: $43.76

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing (October 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157120105X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571201058
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

This book, along with Joen’s Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool, is the quintessential tool for quilters who want to learn more about color and how to apply that knowledge to your quilts. Filled with amazing photographs, color samples and exercises for choosing colors, this book will change they way you look at color in quilting. --Generation Q Magazine; September 2012


About the Author

Joen Wolfrom, the author of Make Any Block Any Size and other quilting books, teaches and lectures internationally. She lives in Fox Island, Washington.

More About the Author

Joen began quiltmaking in 1974, after she left her career in the education field to become a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom. Her interest in color and design surfaced in the early 1980s. She has taught and lectured in the quilting field, both nationally and internationally since 1984. Her guest international work has included engagements in England, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Germany, Holland, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. In the 1980s, Joen created commissioned textile art for many private clients and corporations. Her work is included in collections throughout the world. Joen is the author of nine books and products. Several were been bestsellers in the arts and crafts field. Her works include A Garden Party of Quilts, Color Play, Make Any Block Any Size, Patchwork Persuasion, The Visual Dance, The Magical Effects of Color, Landscapes & Illusions, Paper Crafter's Color Companion, and the 3-in-1 Color Tool. Joen's earliest bestsellers (Landscapes & Illusions, The Magical Effects of Color, The Visual Dance) will be available electronically in 2007. Joen is the owner of JWD Publishing, a pattern company that publishes designs by leading quiltmakers and designers. These patterns may be purchased at quilt and fabric stores under each designer's pattern-line name. Joen enjoys working in her garden, reading, photography, hiking, playing bridge, and spending time with her family. Visit Joen's website at www.joenwolfrom.com and her pattern company's website at www.jwdpublishing.com

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
41
4 star
6
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 49 customer reviews
I have all of Joen Wolfrom's quilt books.
Donna Martinsen
Much of her reference is the color combinations we see in nature and nature's spectacular use of analagous, complementary and split complementary color schemes.
Cristina Cornejo
I recommend this book to any beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter OR anyone who wants to learn basic color theory!
Tierney D. Hogan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

153 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne P. Thomas on January 12, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nothing is more disappointing than to see a beautifully sewn quilt that is ugly. All those hours and material invested to produce, hmm, well, something that will keep someone warm.
While nothing can replace a quilter's own developing sense of color relationships for creating a stunning quilt, Joen's Color Play is a great self-teaching tool. Information many people learned years ago in school, for example that blue and orange are complementary colors, is not true in fabrics. Joen presents the Ives Color Wheel, and promises her readers that using magenta, yellow and turquoise as the primary colors instead of red, yellow and blue will 'create the most powerfully beautiful colors in the world.' The Ives Color Wheel is presented as the only element on page 11 so it is large enough to be very useful when selecting fabrics.
Joen also discusses the colors that correspond with various seasons and moods, helping any quilter who wants to convey a particular feeling or time of year.
Although much of the book consists of color drawings of quilts to illustrate color partnerships, dozens of pictures of real quilts are included and referred to as examples. A bonus chapter at the end explain how to created special effects such as a sense of depth, luminosity, luster, transparency, shadows and highlights - very inspiring!
A great reference book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
127 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Cristina Cornejo on June 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
I am a big fan of Joen Wolfrom and own most of her books, including the Magical Effects of Color which is widely considered one of the best books on color theory for quilters. While I love and refer to The Magical Effects of Color, it tends to be slightly more academic than some might prefer as it goes into some depth on the theory and science of color. Color Play, while covering most of the same principles, is more of an applied lesson in color - a very readable reference when planning a color scheme for a quilt. The book is organized in chapters by color and for each color focuses on its characteristics, offering color combinations that are stunning. Much of her reference is the color combinations we see in nature and nature's spectacular use of analagous, complementary and split complementary color schemes. If you're like me, you'll want to own both The Magical Effects of Color AND Color Play ( as well as every other book by Wolfrom); however if you are simply looking for a very good color reference, Color Play is an excellent choice.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Carol H. Miller on May 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
It's always a pleasure to see a new book by Joen. I have loved her work since Landscapes and Illusions. Her previous book, the Magical Effects of Color is the premiere reference for working in fabric and color as far as I am concerned. This book is a continuation and recap of much of the information she has covered in Magical Effects and in The Visual Dance. If you already own those books, you will not find much truly new here, although the individual pages showing colors working together in tints and shades is a new and welcome addition. If you are not lucky enough to already have one of Joen's previous books, buy this one. Her understanding of what makes things works together cannot be beat. And she is explaining color from a textile viewpoint, not paint. It makes a world of difference. Her style is readable and all her points are linked to quilt examples. As always, it's like taking a class in color.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Tierney D. Hogan on March 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
I already own this book and I am buying a second one for a friend. This is the best introduction to Color Theory in quilting I have ever seen. It is very easy to read and understand and the photos are awesome. I recommend this book to any beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter OR anyone who wants to learn basic color theory!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Barbara B. Baxter on November 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have read countless quilt books in an unsatisfactory search for answers about creative quilt design. This book has provided a sensible order to the confusion of color choice and combination decisions. The clear, concise, plain talk explanations are just what I have been searching for. The breathtaking example quilts are easily found by matching the photo number to the book page number. The photography and illustrations are outstanding. I also found the fabric selection samples to be most helpful. The ending chapter on illusions finally explained what had been vague terms to me previously. This is a book that is not only beautiful to browse through but extremely informative and useful in a practical sense. What a rare combination.
Joen has produced another spectacular book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 16, 2003
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the first color theory book I have read that makes sense. Color and its uses are explained clearly with plenty of beautiful illustrations and photographs.
The Ives color wheel, with yellow, turquoise, and magenta as its primary colors, does yield more beautiful combinations than the standard color wheel, and the author's clear explanations of the most beautiful ways to put colors together is extremely helpful.
I would definitely recommend this book for quilters or anyone else interested in beautiful color.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Joen Wolfrom has created a book that every quilter needs. That is if you struggle with finding the right colors to make your quilt pop! I learned so much from this book about my own style and how to find colors that blend and match my favorites! Color is difficult for many people when I teach quilting classes. Reading this book helps you to really create the colors you want and quilt you love. A must reading for any quilter!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search