The Art of Choosing: Color Basics + Giveaway!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


The Art of Choosing is a series discussing fabric, color, and the fabric selection process! For past posts, click here.


This half of The Art of Choosing is going to be a little more focused on color, different color schemes, and inspiration. So, before we dive right in, I'd like to spend today to talk about absolute color basics. For some of you, this is going to be review, but I think it's important all the same! Now, I realize that some of what we'll be talking about doesn't exactly apply to fabric in the same way it does to other mediums (like paint), but I think colors basics are a good thing to be aware of no matter what you're doing! I'm no expert, and I honestly didn't even taken Color Theory in school, but I feel pretty comfortable around the color wheel. I hope you enjoy today's post! Let's get started!

The Color Wheel
The basic color wheel is made up of twelve colors; three Primary colors, three Secondary colors, and six Tertiary colors. So, let's talk a little more about each color group!

Primary Colors
The Primary colors are Red, Blue, and Yellow. Primary colors are called primary for a reason. These colors are mixed together in different amounts to create all the other colors in the color wheel. An important thing to notice about the primary colors as well as the other color groups, is that each of the three colors are equidistant from each other on the color wheel. All this means is that they are equally spaced apart. There are three other colors between each of the three primary colors.

Secondary Colors
The Secondary colors are Orange, Purple and Green. Secondary colors are made by mixing together two primary colors. Orange = Red + Yellow, Green = Blue + Yellow and Purple = Blue + Red. You'll noticed on the color wheel, that the secondary colors are in the middle between two primary colors. In addition, they are also equidistant from each other on the color wheel, there are three other colors between each of them.

Tertiary Colors
The Tertiary colors are Red-Orange, Red-Purple, Blue-Purple, Blue-Green, Yellow-Green, and Yellow-Orange. Like their names suggest, tertiary colors are made by mixing a primary color and a secondary color. So, they are sandwiched between a primary color and a secondary color on the color wheel. They are also equidistant from each other, with one other color between each tertiary color.

Those three color groups make up the color wheel! Now, I know that color in general and the color wheel can be a little intimidated, so to make it a little easier, I combed the Kona solid colors and put together a "Kona Color Wheel" using twelve Kona colors! Hopefully this will give a bit of a reference point when you're thinking about the color wheel.

The Kona Color Wheel
Red, Tangerine, Orange, Papaya, Corn Yellow, Chartreuse, Clover, Jade Green, Pacific, Purple, Mulberry, Cerise.

Rainbow of Geese by jenib320
Rainbow of Geese, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I want to expand a little more on this mini quilt that I made and showed here in September. I used the twelve Kona cotton solid colors that I mentioned above to create a Flying Geese color wheel! It finished at about 18" and I used this Circle of Geese tutorial (scaled up the pattern a bit!). It's a paper pieced block, which I was a little nervous about, but it came together really easily. I wanted to be able to showcase the colors in a color wheel type format, but in a slightly different way I like that you still get a color wheel sense, but it's flying geese instead!

So now, it's time for a little homework! I challenge you to play around in your stashes, and see if you can pull your own color wheel. Try to find a fabric that matches (pretty close!), each of the twelve colors on the color wheel. Don't worry, you don't HAVE to do this, but if you'd like to play along, I hope you'll post a photo to the flickr group! :)

Above is my color wheel! I had a lot of fun looking through my stash for all these pretty fabrics! I'm not going to lie, I struggled with purple a little! I have a lot of true purple and red-purple but virtually no blue-purple! Shall have to add that color to my shopping list! For more information on these fabrics, click the photo to be taken over to flickr!

Before we're done, a little giveaway is in order to get this series jump started. I have an extra Robert Kaufman Kona Color Card to give away to one lucky reader! These are an invaluable tool when choosing solids for your projects.

To enter, please leave one comment letting me know what your favorite color is! I'll let Ms. Random.org draw a number next Wednesday at 9pm CT. Make sure your email is visible or that you include it in your comment! I'll announce the winner in next week's post on color schemes!


Giveaway is now closed, winner will be posted tomorrow (11-10-11)!

Note: I created the color wheel graphics myself, so please don't borrow them without crediting me and linking back! Thanks! :)

264 comments :

  1. My favorite color is....all of them!! :) Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I just can't seem to go past coral at the moment - it manages to sneak it's way into every little thing i make at the moment!

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  3. wow Jeni......awesome post and I love the giveaway!
    I am so weird with colors, I guess my favorite color is blue, but my favorite shade of blue is Robin's egg

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  4. It's hard to pick my favorite colors, anything in the greens and most deeper reds.

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  5. I love blue-greens for the most part, but its color combinations that I really love.

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  6. My favorite color is blue - all the shades of it. There is a blue wall in every room in my home.

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  7. I really love raspberry pink, the irony is it doesn't seem to make it into much I make for myself lol
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  8. I love color wheels! I pick out a lot of pink and blue but I think my favorite is green!

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  9. my favorite color is navy blue. dull, perhaps--but it's classic and goes with everything.

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  10. Love them all, but use green a ton. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. I love red, in almost all shades! I always go back to red... Green is also nice. No blue... I love the color diagram! Thanks!
    (flaviasa(at)web(dot)de)

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  12. My favorite color is purple....any shade of it will do!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  13. My favorite colour changes - it was pink for a fair while but I'm shifting over to the reds now!

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  14. Wow, this is great! I thought there might be more in store for that little rainbow flying geese mini!

    My favorite color is purple, and has been since I was 3! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. I absolutely love green. Thanks for the chance to win a color card - I've been wanting one for oh-so-long :)

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  16. Lately my favorite color is pale yellow but I also like robin's egg blue.

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  17. Picking a favorite color is so hard!! Let's see it's Pink, no wait, it's red. Welllll maybe it's blue. Hummm....... I like all three of these the best :-)

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  18. My favorite color is pink! Thanks for the lesson!!

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  19. Im a huge fan of color in general ... But my favorite is purple!!! :)

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  20. green! any and all hues, shades, tints of green.

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  21. My favorite color is green and I have been coveting the kona color card! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  22. I adore turquoise! I have ginger hair, so this colour fits me perfect :)) Thanks for the chance to win this useful giveaway

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  23. Ohhh favorite color is tough! I am really drawn to powder/wedgewood-ish blue and sage green. So I guess that is two favorites :) I would really love a kona color card, thanks for the chance.
    heather (dot) nevits at gmail (dot) com

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  24. My favorite color is a dark shade of peachy salmon. :) Clear as mud, right?

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  25. My favorite color is blue - any shade, tint, or variation! I'd love a color card!

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  26. My favorite color is copper, but on the color wheel probably orange-yellow. Thanks for the info! :)

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  27. What a great post!! I love the color wheel lately since I'm getting into mainly solids for quilt ideas. Thank you for the color inspiration! My favorite color right now is Kona cardinal red or is it Kona Coal....hmmm, or is it Kona Bone?? ACK! I can't decide! Thx for the chance at an AWESOME giveaway!

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  28. I'd have to say I yellow is my #1 fav but really I do love them all. Thanks for the refresher course and I'll post my homework soon. :)
    -annabelle

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  29. Wonderful giveaway! I have yet to make a quilt that does not have at least one little bit of green in it. Can't help it, I love it!

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  30. right now my favorites seem to be purple and pink. Which is so weird because I've never been a purple-pink girl in my life. Lately I can't get enough!

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  31. My favourite colour - blue. Your Kona colour wheel is a really helpful way to see the colours, I think I have most of those colours, so I might just have to make my own one.

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  32. Great post! loved your series the first time and can't wait to follow along this time too!

    my favorite color is blue. Love all the shades but definitely lean more towards the lighter and greener shades.

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  33. Green, green and more green! Hehe :)

    milkyrobot@gmail.com

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  34. My fav color is purple! And it is a hard color to get the right shade.

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  35. Green is my fav.Thanks for the tuto!!

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  36. Purple!

    Renee
    knitbag@hotmail.com

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  37. Usually, my favorite color is blue. I really like that Mulberry though in your Kona color wheel. That was such a great idea to "translate" basic colors into fabric names!

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  38. Easy! my favourite colour is green!

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  39. I always get pulled back to bluey green shades!

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  40. I love them all, but i'm liking the pale-ish ness of celery lately, or stone which is my go to solid :) thanks!

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  41. Great post!! My favourite right now is orange but it has always secretly been pink ;)

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  42. My favorite is Black :) but off the color wheel I would choose Red-Purple. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  43. I am a yellow girl. Even my car is yellow. I am going to try and pull a color wheel from my stash. Wonder if I can...

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  44. My favorite color is dark blue with a hair of green and a hair of gray in it. Right now it's commonly called peacock. I have a lot of trouble finding it! When I do find something in that color, I feel like I have to buy it! Hope I win, because I neeeeeeed one of those color cards!

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  45. I'm loving orange and red right now! My favorite colors are always changing! :)

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  46. My favorite color is purple, but it's gotta be just the right shade of purple.
    Your color info is invaluable! I loved working on the Warm/Cool quilt along with you!

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  47. That is one of the hardest questions on Earth, I think! Right now, I would say my favorite color is yellow, but it could change tomorrow :)

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  48. Right now I'm stuck on all the natural colors of green, esp sages.

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  49. My favorite color is deep purple. Thanks for a chance to win this invaluable tool!

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  50. I love working with orange! Thanks!
    Patrick

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  51. Hi:
    I thought that I´d choose red but no, cerise is my favourite right now.

    Thanks

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  52. Super post Jeni - my favourite colour, at the moment, is chartreusey greens..

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  53. If it's PURPLE (any shade of purple), then I love it!!!!

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  54. I've learned more about color with you. Yay for your series!! :D

    (also, favorite color is Kona Aqua. I'd use it for everything if I could.)

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  55. Green is my favorite color:)

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  56. I don't have a favorite color but am drawn to shades of green. Corals make me happy.

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  57. Purple is my favorite color. Thank you so much for this series. Already it has been valuable to me.

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  58. Nice explanation of the color wheel... my favorite colors right now are the secondary group, greens (which have always been a favorite)purples and oranges. Great giveaway... thanks for the chance!

    Kat [wtrstone at aol dot com]

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  59. I would say green is my favorite color...at least for right now!

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  60. Favorit color??? I have two - pink and lime!

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  61. Purple, hands down! It just makes my eyes so happy! Thanks for the giveaway and also for your sharing your love of color and quilting with us.

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  62. Ooo! My Favorite color is Pink, and my second favorite is ....(drumroll).... Rainbow!! ...umm does that count as a color? :)

    Veronica :)
    Vea303@yahoo.com

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  63. I love, love, love purple!!! Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

    Ashley
    ashleymjones@live.com

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  64. Oohhh! Awesome prize! Thank you so much for the kona color wheel! I think that will be my new best friend! I can't say I have a favorite color... because it really depends on what it's for. I am really loving orange, aqua and pink lately though!

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  65. It's so hard to pick a favorite! Right now. I'm loving fallish oranges and browns.

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  66. I am loving bright pink!! thanks :)

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  67. I can't wait to browse through your Art of Choosing series! I am typically drawn towards the cool colour family, and have a hard time buying warm colours. The Kona card would make online ordering so fantastic, because I don't have a local quilt shop with an amazing range of solids. Awesome giveaway, thanks :)

    gustafson dot jenna at gmail dot com

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  68. Great giveaway, thank you! When I was a little girl I used to say my favorite color was "rainbow" because I couldn't choose! Now my favorite color is probably pink (if rainbow isn't an option). :)

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  69. It is hard to pick a favorite color, but I'll say blue. Thanks for the chance!

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  70. YOU'RE A SWEETHEART! EVERYONE WANTS A KONA COLOR CARD! THANK YOU FOR SHARING ♥

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  71. What a great giveaway, I've always lusted after the Kona Colour Charts (so hard to find in the UK). Anyway, my fave colour is that gorgeous tangerine! Juicy!

    my email is loullabelle@gmail.com

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  72. Funny, it's the purple blue that you are missing!
    Thank you!

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  73. I'm love the cerise right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. Great explanation! My favourite colour is turquoise.

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  75. Purple is my absolute favorite! Thanks for the chance - I really enjoyed reading this post!

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  76. My favorite color is blue....any shade will do!

    cardenfran@gmail.com

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  77. I love pink and blue, but not together :)

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  78. Clover. My favorite is always clover!

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  79. I've recently become obsessed with mustard. Before that it was teal. Who knows what'll come next!

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  80. My favorite color (today) is turquoise--but I like most of them--periwinkle, pink, teal, blue...

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  81. My favorite color of late is turquoise!

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  82. My favorite colors are blue and green.

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  83. My favorite color has always been orange! It goes back to my days of watching Sesame Street and learning colors as a toddler. Although orange is my favorite color, I don't use it in lots of quilts. I just use it here and there and when I do, it always makes me smile.

    Jennifer S
    jj1031@me.com

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  84. in general my favorite color is green, but i'm also a sucker for blue and anything between the two!

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  85. mmm, how difficult is choosing just one color!! I love all of them, but red is my favourite one!

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  86. Oh, I love aqua. And raspberry red. And pink...ok, so that's 3 but probably aqua is my fave!

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  87. My very favorite color is celadon green. :o)

    maryellen@maryzoom.com

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  88. This is an awesome refresher for me. I love red-purple!

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  89. I'm a blue-green person myself, although most blues I love. Thanks for this post and challenge!

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  90. So hard to decide on one colour - it depends on my mood and the season! But I gravitate towards red a LOT! Thanks for the great post and series and giveaway!

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  91. It's funny - I was just going through my stash and noticed a major lack of oranges and blues... I have plenty plenty of purple because that is my favorite color!

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  92. My favorite color is blue, specifically cadet blue. I just love it!

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  93. Me please, I would totally love that color card! My fave color is green, but I wear a lot of blue and lately I've been kinda obsessed with orange and blue combo and yellow and gray combo.

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  94. Nice expansion on your series. I would have to say that I am very drawn to red in all it's shades, especially it's reddish-pink hue.

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  95. Fabulous info. This is one thing I am still struggling with myself being so new to quilting so this is awesome info. Thank you so much.

    My favorite color is purple.
    Thank you for the chance to win such an invaluable tool such as the color card. I could really use this.

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  96. Aqua is my favorite color, I lean towards greens the most.

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  97. I have no purple at all in my stash. But my stash is still very young - it will grow! So I'll keep my fingers crossed that I win that color card to help me along my way.
    My favorite color is definitely teal.

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  98. i loved this series and am glad to se you continuing it...thank you!! i love and use all colors but if i had to pick one it would be a pale pink. Have a good day!!

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  99. Purple! I've never outgrown my little girl love of purple!

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  100. Red...I love it, though I seem to do a lot of orange and browns too!

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  101. My favorite color is green in all it's shades! Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  102. Purple! I just bought a bunch of Kona solids recently to make a quilt using the color wheel. Thanks for great post.

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  103. I love me all but tangerine seems to be my fav right now!

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  104. Orange is my favorite color. I know that use to be kind of different for a girl but I see it more and more out there these days. Still Love it!

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  105. Purple!! Any shade, love, love, love it!!!

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  106. My favorite color is anything green! I even used green as my neutral when I made put my first scrappy log cabin quilt together

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  107. Red has always been a favourite colour of mine ... even if it's just a little dab of red in the corner of something that's a totally different colour.

    I've been so trying to get my hands on one of those Kona colour swatch cards! How I wish ...

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  108. Thank you for the post. Wel, I think my favourite colour is WHITE cause it can match all the colours! :)

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  109. I am so color challenged but green is my favorite color!!!

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  110. This post is so amazing. Thank you for taking the time to help us all out with this! My automatic response to favourite colour used to be "green". Then I started quilting, and my answer now is "yes, colour is my favourite!" Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  111. My favorite color is definitely pink!

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  112. Awesome post Jeni! As of late turquoise is my favorite color.

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  113. I'm sorry but this post isn't complete without a bunny. Okay, fine! My fav color is mineral blue (and I have NO idea what goes with that!)

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  114. Great post, Jeni. Thanks for putting this together! I'd lov to win that Kona card. Thanks for the giveaway. My favourite colour is red-purple.

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  115. right now i'm in love with orange and yellow-orange. thanks a lot for this series on color and the giveaway!

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  116. My color would have to be blue. Love the color.

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  117. my favorite color is blue - the shade depends on the day. :) great post!

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  118. My favorite color is purple (red-purple) but I also love cerelean. Thanks for all the info on color choice...and I really really hope I win because I could really use one of those color cards =)

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  119. My favorite color would have to be something in the pink, red, blue, or green families... can't pick just one! ;)

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  120. I really like red!! I'm seriously going to try and do this with the color wheel! I'm fairly new to quilting and love your posts that help me out!!:) Thanks!
    Can't leave a comment so going anonymous. :)
    Cindy
    orr20004@msn.com

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  121. I love green! Matched with teal and gray and brown and cream. Thanks for the chance to win, and for the color lessons! They have been really helpful so far!
    elise{dot}holstein{at}gmail{dot}com

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  122. Oh I am so excited!!!! I've just discoved your 'art of choosing' series and I actually asked my partner to explain colours and the colour wheel and stuff to me the other day (he did high school art) so that I had some idea when choosing fabrics for projects as I have no idea. This is perfect!!! AND, I made your drawstring bag the other day, but I don't have flickr so I don't think I can post a photo to your group.

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  123. I love lots of color--but orange is my favorite. It's bright and cheerful!

    Thanks for the great lessons! I really appreciate this whole series =)

    Emily R
    ess113(at)juno(dot)com

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  124. I would tell you that I think my favorite color is purple, but in reality it is blue. Any shade from the lightest to the deepest. I believe it is because of the colors of the ocean and it brings me peace and tranquility. I would love to have a Kona color card, thanks for the chance to win.

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  125. Way to go on the color wheel graphics, girly, they are totally pro. Lately I have been loving gray!

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  126. Blue Jay is one of my favorites. I would LOVE to win the Kona color card! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  127. so hard to pick a favorite color, but I am always drawn to peach, coral, salmon or even true orange.

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  128. My favorite color is red, but I'm amazed at how much green I tend to use! Love your blog.

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  129. My favorite color is pink. I'm fascinated; does Robert Kaufman make ALL those colors in their Kona cotton? Love your solids flying geese block.

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  130. My favourite colour is red but many others are close seconds! thanks for a chance to win.

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  131. Great post! I've been working on a colour wheel quilt for a long time and have finally decided on the 52 prints I'll use. It's really hard to pick a favourite colour, I'd probably say that red is a classic for me.

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  132. My favorite color is purple. Thanks for sharing!

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  133. I love your color wheel wall hanging! Paper piecing scares the heck out of me though. Today, I think raspberry is my favorite color - could definitely change tomorrow :)

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  134. My fave color is red (in various shades). I love pink,green,orange and pacific. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway.Best Debuko.

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  135. My favorite color is something in the blue-green spectrum. Cool... Thanks for the pictoral, and now you have me looking at my stash!

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  136. I love Roy B. Giv, the rainbow, I love the raimbow, it is a promise of life.

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  137. i looove teal. thanks for this post! so informational, and i loved the kona color wheel. :) also love your mini!

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  138. At this time of year I seem to be leaning towards the Papaya/Cerise. I am loving some of the new color pops on the modern fabrics! I will see if I can get that color wheel pulled together and snap a quick photo for your flicker group. Sounds like fun!

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  139. Loving blue and green . I never semm to have one favorite. Thanks for the great post today.

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  140. I love pink and red! Thanks for the helpful information!

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  141. PINKS.~ But, I love blue too...and, orange...

    L~

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  142. This is a great summary! I love blues and greens...anything bright!

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  143. I already have my own Kona colour card so no need to pick me. Just wanted to say thank you for such a great post and highlighting the fact that I haven't been giving Green an opportunity to make it's way into anything I'm making. I'll have to change that in the future.

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  144. My favorite color is blue. Love your Rainbow of Geese mini quilt! TFS
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. I love so many I can't choose just one. I love the red through yellow colors and all in between!

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  146. Hard question but I have to say I do like the greens.

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  147. Thanks so much for your posts helping us with color! My fav is blue - any blue! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. Mulberry is calling my name but if I had a Kona color card I bet I could find a new favorite!

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  149. It's useful to see the color wheel with Mona colors in it, thanks for the series. My favorite color, lately is purple

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  150. Wow! I enjoy paper piecing so I'll have to try this project! M favorite color is green! I'm at naperfamily@gmail.com

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  151. Usually my favorite color is in the red family, or in a warm coral tone...but recently I've been drawn to alot of dark teals & turquoise. Maybe it's the change of seasons. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win a color card! Is there a way to buy one for those of us that don't win?

    expectfaith at yahoo dot com

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  152. Ahhh I love all colors so hard to pick! There are certain shades I prefer... Right now I will pick one from the Kona color wheel, cerise is lovely :)

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  153. Thanks for the refresher on teh colour wheel. I love the Kona version. I'd love to win a Kona colour card as I don't have any local stores that sell it so I have to order everything online.

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  154. My favorite color changes CONSTANTLY, but right now I'd have to go with yellow! :] ellen [at] everydayartbyeda [dot] com

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  155. my favorite color is Tiffany Blue (or turquoise with a more green tinge). I used to be a hardcore pink-lover, but i can't get enough of aquas now.
    taylorebarnhill (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  156. Love my greens, but I can be swayed by a lovely periwinkle (got to love that word)! Mangelnsm(at)aol(dot)com

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  157. I love all colours but my favourite is RED.
    roslyn_henley@hotmail.com

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  158. My favourite colour is purple, pretty much every shade of purple.

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  159. My favorite color is green! So beautiful!

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  160. i want it! thanks.
    ivyworis@yahoo.com

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  161. Back to basics is a good idea Jeni, always helps to start from the beginning. Looking forward to the rest of the series!

    My favourite colour is purple... always has been. It's difficult to find the perfect purple shades in quilting, it doesnt seem to be as popular for some reason. Heirloom did it pretty good recently though :-)

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  162. Dear Jeni,
    my fave colour ... Blue ... always blue ... Blue for ever.

    I'll try to make a color wheel with my fabric stash!!!!

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  163. I love many colors!! but if I have to pick just one I'll go for the papaya one in the Kona color wheel! is the season color! Thanks for the chance!

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  164. My favorite color is Teal! Thanks for a chance to win the color card! :)

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  165. green green green! I love it!
    Lori @Loridawn222@gmail.com

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  166. Blue makes me happy. Is a just a stroke of luck that I have a photo of all three of my sons, together, wearing a blue uniform (Army, Navy, Marine)??

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  167. Purples (on the red side) to wear - just about any colour for quilting!

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  168. My favorite color is red.
    What a great job you did and I hope I can find the time to pull a color chart. How fun!

    Thanks for all you do!

    Debbie

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  169. Orange is my favorie color. I love to mix it with pink

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  170. I don't know if my previous comment worked... So sorry if I double posted! As I was saying : I love all corlors so it's hard to decide but I think I'm a tertiary color my preference goes to all the blue-greens red-purples of the world! :)

    misszucchini at yahoo dot ca

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  171. Such a fun post - thanks, Jeni! My favorite color is green...a light green, like apple or lime...nice and bright and happy! Lately, though, I've been really drawn to purples, especially red-purples. It must be the fall weather. Thanks for the chance!

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  172. my favorite color is BLUE in all it's shades. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  173. Oh wow, Jeni. A REAL Kona color card! What a treasure. My favorite color is Azure - a bit tough to find, but when I do ---- wow. Thanks Jeni.

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  174. If an option, I will always choose red in many things, including pie plates and sweaters. There's nothing better than a good coral in the summer on my toenails. Fabric? I can ooh and aah over all of them!

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  175. At the moment I'm loving teal. Thanks for the lesson and giveaway!

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  176. So helpful-thanks! I love Bubble Gum pink!

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  177. i love peacock blue. thanks for the chance to win.

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  178. I absolutely love yellow, so pretty combined with greys or just white. Brings the sunshine in!

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  179. I love blue in nearly every shade

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  180. Thanks so much for the color talk ~ it's one of my weak points and I need all the help I can get.
    As for what my favorite color is ~ that's a hard one. I'd have to say Orange in all it's shades and Green in the more moss tones. I know you said one but it's hard to chose between them.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elsa dot hart at gmail dot com

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  181. Hi Jeni,favorite color is green, for today anyway. I have trouble with colors so this was a big help. Thanks!

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  182. fantastic post, Jeni. i love all greens.

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  183. Great Post Jeni! I looooove purple- absolute favorite.

    What a great prize! It seems whenever I have money for fabric shopping, the stores I'm looking at don't have the Kona color card in stock, so I'd be thrilled to win this!

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  184. I'd have to say red is my favorite color. I'm excited to read the rest of your series on color! I've already learned a lot!

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  185. Hard to pick just one color! I lean toward the purples and blues. Thanks for the info very helpful!

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  186. Oh, Jeni!
    This is such a good lesson. I sew need it. vbg Thank you!
    I love red - blue reds most of all.
    One area I have trouble with is deciding fabric choices within the degrees/values of color, and styles of prints. Which ones can go togther? Help! lol

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  187. I seem to favour blue and green. The always seems to be a little or a lot of them in my quilts.

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  188. great post! my favorite color (today) is espresso.

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  189. I love teal & artichoke (although not necessarily together!) and I seem to wear some shade of purple at least half the week.

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  190. My current favorite color is
    Iime green, but it changes often!

    Deborah
    Dshoop007@sbcglobal.net

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