Tonight we’d like to feature a few quilts that use blues in wonderful ways. All were made by our readers. Sometimes working with blue can pretend to be a challenge, mainly because we just need more courage to try mixing different shades and hues. Some of us may have had grandmothers who said not to mix navy and black or we might think “Baby Blue” is too cute. But, whether the blue reflects the summer sky or a deep dark winter’s night, it’s all a part of our nature…and that can’t be wrong any way we mix it.
We love Carmen’s quilt and disagree that she hasn’t used color well. We love the random placement of the darks and the contrast between the lights and the dark. It gives the work a modern feel. Color values just don’t always have to be balanced. Her work looks like ice crystals from a distance. We love it!