We began by watching Heather Jones’s Creativebug class, Color Theory for Modern Quilters (we watched chapters 2, 3A, and 4). Then, using a variety of paint chips, members chose 3-4 colors in one of three categories (see Heather's class for further descriptions of the three):
- Monochromatic (uses variations in lightness and saturation of a single color/hue),
- Analogous (uses colors that are next to each other on the color wheel), or
- Complementary/Split-Complementary (uses colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel/in addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement).
To participate in the challenge:
- Use your three to four colors to create a mini masterpiece.
- Using any design and method(s) you want, create a finished work measuring 10” square or less.
- The piece must be quilted but does not need to be bound (you could mount it to a canvas, for instance).
- You can add neutrals in small amounts, but the three to four colors you chose should be the focus. Prints and solids are fine, but do not introduce any additional colors.
- We’ll have four gift card prizes: one randomly chosen from each category (Monochromatic, Analogous, and Complementary/Split-Complementary) and one viewers’ choice prize.
- If you'd like, post pictures of your paint chips and/or projects to Instagram so we can see what you're working on. Use #stlmqg and #stlmqgminimasterpiecechallenge.
- Minis are due at our November 9th meeting.