Welcome to the first post of the Warm Cool Quilt Along! We're going to start things off with a little refresher on warm and cool colors before we get into the details tomorrow!
Warm vs. Cool
Fabrics with Accents
Warm or Cool Fabrics
Fabrics with Contrasting Accents
1. Park Slope by Erin McMorris - This blue print has small accents of pink, but in this case the two shades of blue and addition of green overpower the accents and the fabric still reads as blue, or Cool.
2. Farmdale by Alexander Henry - This print has a lot of different accents, but they are all small in comparison to the dominating turquoise background, so this still reads as turquoise, or Cool.
3. Bijoux by Heather Bailey - This fun yellow print has small accents of pink and turquoise. Because the shade of the turquoise is light and relatively minimal in dominance compared to the yellow, the print stil reads as yellow, or Warm.
4. Aviary by Joel Dewberry - This hot pink print has accents of pink and lime green. While the green accents are quite bright, the hot pink is even brighter and allows the print to read as pink, or Warm.
Fabrics to Avoid
1. Habitat by Jay McCarroll - The background color in this print is gold, which would make it Warm, but it has large turquoise accents, which contrast the color group a little too much!
2. Robert Kaufman print - This print has a few too many colors making it difficult to place in either the Warm or Cool color group!
3. Amy Butler print - This print has a Warm coral background but large turquoise and green accents, which are cool colors.
4. Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt - This print has shades of purple (Cool) as well as orange (Warm), making it difficult to place in a single color group!
5. Rainy Days and Mondays by Riley Blake - This print has a neutral background, which works fine, but it has a lot of pink (Warm) and green (Cool), which are contrasting.
6. Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt - This print has great color, but for me, it is difficult to determine exactly what color it is at a quick glance. It is kind of yellow-green, but could easily read yellow as well. Because it's right on the border between Cool and Warm, it won't work very well in this project! :)
Light vs. Dark
For more examples of Warm and Cool colors, you can refer to my original Art of Choosing post here.
Check back tomorrow for fabric "requirements" (I say this loosely because most of you can probably sew this quilt up from your stashes!) as well as quilt sizes (there will be 3 to choose from)! In the meantime feel free to start looking through your stashes!