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Color Play: Easy Steps to Imaginative Color in Quilts Paperback – October 1, 2000
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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!
Joen has produced another spectacular book!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Published in 2000, this book is timeless for learning about color in nature. Joen will teach you how to use color in your quilts that will bring them to new heights. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Patricia Long
This is the ultimate book! Lost a previous copy and searched six years to find another. It's that good!Published 12 months ago by De Anna Sampson
Great info on Color and how to work with it in your quilts.Published 12 months ago by Kristen Schumacher
I already understood color, but this book has better explanations than any other I have seen.Published 24 months ago by PacMom
Great book on helping one who has only been quilting for a short 4 years! This book gives me the information to try my own fabric combo's instead of relying on quilt... Read morePublished on July 14, 2014 by JoAnn Sapp