A New Project: Walking the Color Wheel

July 21, 2012

My colorful “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” quilt, handmade in the late 1970s

I’ve been thinking about color lately after reading a new book called Paris in Color by Nicole Robertson.  It featured wonderful photos of Paris, arranged by color.

Paris in Color

This book inspired me to look at Seattle as a city of color.  When I looked at my surroundings through this filtering lens, I came to realize that Seattle has a rather subdued color palette, even in summer.  I was surprised by this.  But when my eyes took in the big picture, I saw mostly greens and grays.  The vibrant patches were found mostly in the plants and flowers!

This row of houses is typical of the color palette in Seattle.

Still, I thought it a fun mini-project to seek out color in Seattle.  My next six posts will take you on a walk around the color wheel during mid-summer in Seattle.  Stay tuned . . . I think you’ll enjoy the color walk.

8 Responses to “A New Project: Walking the Color Wheel”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    I have a grandmother’s flower garden quilt made by my grandmother, mother and friends back in the 1950s.I love it because I still can look at it and remember the dresses, shirts and blouses whose scraps went into it.

    And I’ve seen the book on other blogs – it’s beautiful!

  2. Chris Says:

    It’s a good thing you are doing the color walk in the summer…if you went about during the winter months, I’m afraid we’d see alot of shades of grey! 🙂
    Love the quilt!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I think this would be a challenging, but fun, winter project. I think I’ll take it on during the gray winter months.

  3. Sigrun Says:

    Looking forward to the walk!
    Love the quilt!!!

  4. Ann Roth Says:

    What a gorgeous quilt, Rosemary.


  5. I love this idea, can’t wait to see all of your pics!


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