I love designing new gradients. Some are big hits and some aren't. It's a gamble that's worth it for the pure fun of putting colors together. I've had a few photos from vacations that I took for the specific idea to use them as gradient inspirations. I was reminded of those after I shared the online color tools in last week's post. I got out some of my photos and used them for 2 new gradients this week.
We spent Christmas of 2018 on a wonderful trip to Nashville with friends. We spent most of our time downtown listening to great music but we decided that we needed a little nature break and headed to beautiful Radnor Lake State Park for a hike. I took this photo in a section of the lake and I knew right away that it needed to be interpreted in fabric. The tool that I used was Palette Generator. It's good for hours of entertainment!
You'll see with both of today's new gradients that I just love muted colors.
I do not take all palette suggestions as a requirement. I use it as a guide. With this one I felt that the red wasn't going to add much to the final effect. I just have to like the resulting gradient, it doesn't have to exactly evoke the original inspiration photo. I'm really pleased with this one too.
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Fabric of the Week
The fabric of the week this week is the Sunshine and Shadows Gradient. it's 20% off through Sunday! Patricia Caldwell used this gradient in her piece, Copper Trails.
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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.