Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 28, 2014
I love all versions of Aqua....
from emerald to turquoise, my favorite of all colors. I felt like I
didn't have any images of this color...but ended up with some unique
This is a detail of a Off The Wall Quilt by my mom - Jean Wells and fellow artist - Judy Hoiness.
In my new book - out in October, My Life in Fabric - one of the projects is a color journal. This is a detail of the AQUA page.
Have a great day!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 21, 2014
love this color!!! Its so bold...it can make a quilt have a pop or play
well with other strong colors. Sometimes I think about colors being
people what would they be like... I think Fuchsia would wear her emotions like a badge of honor, with confidence and grace....(I strive to be more like Fuchsia)
knew when I was looking for this color I would find lots and lots of
flowers so my goal was to find a few images that were not just
Of course the Summer Bluepring Quilt is in the non flower bunch... mostly because the fabric on the right is Fuchsia Stacked Books!(Each Season of Blueprint Basics has a free quilt pattern, this is Summer)
and now for the flowers...
Have a Great Day!!!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 14, 2014
I love this Kona Solid...it is just a funky enough grey to make other colors jump out of quilts. My favorite neural is grey... all of them!
Even Duke made it to the Color of the Week....He loves rocks and was dunking his head in the river looking for his rock.
are at Quilt Knit Stitch this week.... come by and see us if you are in
Portland!!! August 14 - 16, 2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Portland Convention
Stitchin' Post booth 2532
Have a Great Day!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 07, 2014
Its funny as I was looking for images in the Lilac
color I really only found Lilac Flowers... I don't seem to photograph
this color very much. Maybe that is why it is so beautiful...a light
I did snap a photo of Sophie cuddling next to my purple bakers twine...
Have a great Summer Day!!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 31, 2014
Bubbles... Balloons... Blue Skies....and Babies...
Yep... Babies and Bubbles.... Couldn't resist!
Have a great day!!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 24, 2014
Ummmm Buttercup! One of those amazing wildflowers that grow all over the Metolious River and remind me of being a kid and running along the edge of the water. It is also a lovely Kona Solid.
Have a great day!!!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 17, 2014
Fresh Dew.... that soft green that reminds me of sprouting flora and fauna in the spring. Early morning droplets of dew resting on delicate leaves of summer. Kinda minty but with a little yellow pop mixed in the green.
More Blueprint winners to go out this week.
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 10, 2014
I love cinnamon in my Americano
first thing in the morning....so very yummy! Besides the lovely flavor
there is the smell of cinnamon and the color.....I find brown and
brownish fabrics are hard to find...especially ones with a variety of
shades in one print. I wanted my Cinnamon to have the depth of the spice in color...
We have been so busy around here with our Quilter's Affair Classes and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show
on Saturday...lots of fun and lots of work but worth every second to
get to be with all of these wonderful people - men and women, mothers
and daughters...and grandmothers, best friends, old friends... it is
such a special event and since I was a year and a half when all of this
started I can't imagine my life without it! THANK YOU to everyone who
has ever come to our classes or the show or even just put a quilt in the
show you have touched my life in ways I can't describe!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 03, 2014
Salsa.... makes me smile and want to do a little dance. OR eat! HAHA! We have been getting the shop ready for next weeks classes and quilt show and I am already feeling a little punchy. But it is going so good, the shop looks great our staff is amazing they work together so well and I love the energy right now.... But I am here to talk to you about SALSA... yummy red, cherry tomatoes,and gerber daisies... just a few of the possible Salsa images. This red falls on the orange side of the color wheel....This is one of those punchy colors that a little goes a long way. It also reminds me of Freddy Moran... she uses red as a neutral in her quilts....
What do you use red for? I realize that I don't use a lot of red in my quilts...I might have to push myself and try Freddy's approach to making Salsa a neutral!
Happy 4th of July to all of you...I will be working but we might get a little fun in the afternoon!
PS...Next week starts the Summer Blueprint fabrics... So excited! Good-bye spring HELLO SUMMER!!!!
Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Kona Robin Egg Solid
Soft, subtle, warming blue.... It is not quite turquoise and not quite sky blue, Robin Egg falls in the middle.
think it is a perfect summer blue. I am feeling summer fever around
here. Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is just around the corner as well as
our Quilter's Affair classes....although it does feel like June has just
slipped by...time... it goes too fast. Taking time to look at what is
around us is so important, looking at color, design and the beauty in
Have an inspirational day!!