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Blueprint Basics

Valori Wells-Kennedy - Monday, March 31, 2014

I love color….

When I set out to create Blueprint Basics I made a color wheel of sorts. This was the beginning of separating the colors into seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The designs came next. The designs in Blueprint Basics started with my sketchbook, simple drawings of inspiration. I planned the designs to mix throughout the seasons.

 

                         

My swatches and strike-offs covered a section of my inspirational wall for a year. The beginning of Blueprint was also the beginning of The Color of the Week idea…. One night when I couldn’t sleep, I was so excited to create a line of basics, I started thinking about how much I photograph color. Why not connect the two and create an inspirational blog once a week for an entire year. A year of color….mixed with inspirational photography, quilts and projects.

 

I am so very lucky to be working with Robert Kaufman and when I presented my idea they were excited and wanted to see what I could do with the project. Thanks to them my little idea is now a reality.

 

Let me introduce you to Spring Blueprint Basics…..

  

Leapfrog

   

Royal Blue

  

Smoke

        

Sunkissed

 

Salsa

 

Pink Nectar

   

Emerald

      

Grappa

   

Iron

Mixed with these designs are four Kona Solids. I love to work with solids. Combining Blueprint Basics and Kona Solids was a given for this project.

  

Kona Solid Orange

  

Kona Solid Pomegranate 

  

Kona Solid Robin Egg 

  

Kona Solid White

  

For each season I have created a free pattern download. This is Spring...

We will be kitting this quilt at The Stitchin' Post.

Please join me starting April 10, 2014 for a year of color....

Color of the Week with Blueprint Basics and Kona Solids

XO

Valori
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