Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Color Muse, what is a neutral?

Strawberries n' Chocolate sewing kit #1, trims have been sewn down.

Arranging embellishments, more to come...

Collaborative Quilting by Freddy Moran & Gwen Marston.

I've sewn down trim on my 'Strawberries n' Chocolate' series sewing kits. I'm 'interviewing' placement of embellishments now.
I checked out the book, Collaborative Quilting by Freddy Moran & Gwen Marston, from my local quilt guild. The authors' use of color is brave and amazing. Freddy Moran claims that red is her neutral. I looked up the definition of neutral and for the most part it seems to mean; no color or not charged, as in science.
I think that red is charged and packed with excitement. Perhaps she is using the obvious oxymoron to show her sense of humor. It's a great book full of inspiring uses of color and technique. It will brighton up a grey day.
Remember to check out, Sharon B's WIPW , to get inspiration and tips for finishing your project.

Page of Collaborative Quilting showing colorful blocks.


  1. Beautiful embellishments. Red as nuetral? I'm like you-I see red as exciting.

  2. Your sewing kits are lovely!

    I suspect every time I see something with traditional neutral colors, I will be wondering how it would look substituting red for a while. Could be fun!

  3. I, too, see neutral as a 'bland' colour, but red can be a good base colour. It can be used as a 'catalyst', kick life into other colours. With a strong red shade you'll almost always have contrast.