Tupperware to the rescue!

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Complementary color schemes
Complementary color schemes
I hope you haven’t minded my little stroll down memory lane as I say goodbye to the Christmas ornaments I made for my two daughters. I have been doing other stuff too. Mostly simple color exercises. I’m having fun using (gasp!) traditional quilt blocks to explore color theory.

I’m also doing a few other compositions in this exploration. For one, I needed to make a bunch of circles of various sizes. I wanted to see how different sizes looked on the 24″ square background I picked out, so I went to my drawer that holds all my Tupperware seals. I have loads of seals in various sizes, so it was easy to lay them out to see how different sizes would look. Then I pulled out my stash of red and pink fabrics to start selecting ones that I might use. I was able to lay out my choices on the seals to get a general idea of how it might look before I started cutting. Now I’m off to cut and fuse and then plan how I might finish it off. Certainly not “Art”, but just a simple composition that can illustrate some elements of design.

  1. BJ

    Smart woman! I often rummage through my kitchen for ‘patterns’ that are just the right size!