Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Monochromatic Challenge

The patchwork times has started a monochromatic challenge where each month a colour is drawn and the idea is to make something basically in that colour and some neutral background colour.

January colour is Yellow.

This is a genuine challenge for me as I have a perceptual sensitivity (Irlen Syndrome) with the colour yellow. The first challenge I dont buy much yellow - and I am on no buy - most of what I have tends to be bits of plains I have been given.

Well I have begun experimenting and at the moment it looks like I will end up making 3 quilts.... but I am not sure any of them will be strickly speaking monochromatic.

1. My fist attempt was a kids print that is dominantly yellow - however after playing around with the fabric I think that it would look better with rainbow colours as contrast .... not exactly monochromatic.

2. Using antique doillies - but many of them are aged fawn and that does not look that good with yellow

3. Botanical prints with yellow flowers... not totally yellow but the background can be so this is probably as near as I will get.

Well lets see how I go


  1. Take lots of pictures - would love to see what you come up with!

  2. thanks for the reminder, I'm in. I am going to pull yellows later tonight. I will pick a pattern after I see what stash I have to play with. good luck- cw


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