Many years ago I pursued a self-study program in color theory. I got completely obsessed about it, studying several textbooks, taking classes and even consulting with a local art professor about my thoughts on different systems. In the end I felt that the Munsell system was the most appropriate for use in design work. Most other systems are based on the colors that we mix, whether it's printer ink, dye or paint. Conversely the Munsell system is based on how we perceive color. It doesn't matter how the color is created. Instead it about how we uses the colors that we create (or buy). It just made sense to me and that's the system that I used to create my Color Wheel fabrics.
Color Wheel Basics
The Color Wheel Fabrics are a set of 10 fabrics based on the Munsell Color System and these fabrics are on sale every day for 20% off! There are fat eighth stash packs of light, medium and dark plus fat quarter and half yard sets of the dark sets. I can dye the fabrics for you in any size and the discount always applies.
In the Munsell system there are 5 primary colors (Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple) and 5 secondary colors. I've created Shades Packs of each of the 10 color and these are also always 20% off!
Here are 2 quilts that have been made with the Color Wheel fabrics.
Stars at Sea is a quilt that I made using the Stars at Sea pattern by Swirly Girl. I believe I used one set of Fat Quarters for the stars and border on this quilt and, yes, it's been washed and the colors didn't bleed.
This beautiful quilt was made by Pat Ferguson using the Color Wheel palette with a deep dark purple for sashing.
The Color Wheel fabrics are a great way to introduce someone (or yourself) to the joys of using hand dyed fabrics.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.