The quilter's palette A workbook of color & pattern ideas & effects

Katy Denny

Book - 2014

Eight full quilt designs and fifty illustrated block patterns with step-by-step instructions on how to assemble your finished product.

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Minneapolis, MN : Creative Publishing international, Inc., a member of Quayside Publishing Group [2014]
Physical Description
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 220) and index.
Main Author
Katy Denny (author)
  • Understanding color
  • Understanding pattern
  • Adding texture
  • Pretty pastels
  • Calm neutrals
  • Rich colors
  • Cool hues
  • Warm tones
  • Clear contrasts
  • Putting it all together.
Review by Library Journal Review

The choice of fabric-in terms of both color and pattern-can make or break a sewing project. In this workbook, quilter Denny illustrates the principles of design and color theory using quilt blocks as examples. Rather than simply explaining what complementary colors are and showing them on a color wheel, Denny demonstrates how these colors work together via a fiery orange and royal blue friendship star block. She lists the designer, color, and print on each of the fabrics used in the blocks, allowing quilters to duplicate them (or help them to find a fabric that they really love). Full directions for each of the sample blocks are included, and they could easily be sewn into a Farmer's Wife-style sampler. Nine full-size projects reinforce the techniques in the book. VERDICT Color and pattern are hot topics on modern quilting blogs, but what elevates Denny's book above the chatter is the combination of useful lessons and real-world sewing. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.