Vaolori Wells

NOTES FROM THE STUDIO


Color of the Week... Aqua

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Aqua

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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 photos.

Art

This is a detail of a Off The Wall Quilt by my mom - Jean Wells and fellow artist - Judy Hoiness.

Colorjournal

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.

Ducky

Elephant

Knobs

Pillows

Orcas

Quiltback

Have a great day!

XO

Valori

Color of the Week... Fuchsia

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Fuchsia

Fuchsiabooks 

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I 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)

I 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 flowers....

Summer

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)

Liv


Pinkwall

and now for the flowers...

Floweringtree

Geranium

Hydranga

Tree

Sweetpea

Have a Great Day!!!

XO

Valori


Color of the Week... Mushroom

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 14, 2014

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  Mushroomswatch

Mushroom

Kona Solid

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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!

Beach

 

Rainycity

 

Sand

 

Sand2

 

Sticks

 

Tree

 

Duke

 

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.

We 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 Center.

Stitchin' Post booth 2532

Have a Great Day!

XO

Valori

Color of the Week... Lilac

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, August 07, 2014

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Lilac

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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 blueish purple...

Lilac0


Lilac3

Littleflowers


Daisy

Chive

Purpleflower

Iris

Sophie

I did snap a photo of Sophie cuddling next to my purple bakers twine...

Have a great Summer Day!!

XO

Valori

Color of the Week... Venetian Blue

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Venetian Blue

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Venetian Blue...

Refreshing...Cool...Calming...

Bubbles... Balloons... Blue Skies....and Babies...

Balloon

Birdie

Bluepainting


Bubbles 

Butterfly


Clouds


Threesisters 

Teaguebubbles

Yep... Babies and Bubbles.... Couldn't resist!

Have a great day!!

XO

Valori



Color of the Week... Buttercup

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!!!
XO
Valori


Color of the Week... Fresh Dew

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fresh Dew
 

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.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Summer....
More Blueprint winners to go out this week. 
XOXOXOX
Valori

Color of the week Cinnamon

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 10, 2014


Cinnamon

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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...

Broom

City

Duke


Oldwood

Table


Suitcases


Wood


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!

XOXOXO

Valori

Color of the Week... Salsa

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, July 03, 2014

 

SALSA...

 

 

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!

XO

Valori

PS...Next week starts the Summer Blueprint fabrics... So excited! Good-bye spring HELLO SUMMER!!!!

Color of the Week... Robin Egg

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Thursday, June 26, 2014

 

Robin Egg

 

 

Kona Robin Egg Solid

Soft, subtle, warming blue.... It is not quite turquoise and not quite sky blue, Robin Egg falls in the middle.

I 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 the everyday.

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Have an inspirational day!!

XO

Valori