My favorite color book is Color Magic for Quilters, by Ann Seely and Joyce Stewart.
It has all the information about color schemes, with illustrations of quilt blocks using the various combinations.
I also love the whimsical illustrations in this book, which remind me of a child's picture book (remember I am an old elementary school teacher!)
Then we did Analogous schemes. These are colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Our "design wall" was Margaret's refrigerator!
Some of us also got around to a third combination, the Complementary Scheme, which uses colors opposite from each other on the color wheel. This one is mine.
It was a fun day to spend with fabric and friends, and a good reminder of some basics about color theory.
And for all those who read my last post, my Dear Sweet Husband turned out to be a pretty good sewing machine technician, although he has no experience in servicing sewing machines. He just seems to understand how things go together and how they work. He was able to remove the entire hook assembly, which on the Gammill is under the machine and requires you to crouch on the floor and peer through metal bars to access. Here is what it looks like with everything removed.
So, with the whole bobbin assembly in his hands, we still could not get the ribbon out, so he had to take the entire hook assembly apart. It contains the world's teeniest, tiniest screws. Here is the culprit: a tiny speck of pink silk ribbon that jammed up the works.
And while Charlie was available with his strong fingers and Allen wrenches, he replaced the checkspring on my rotary tension that broke off last month. And I had an extra pair of felt pads available to put on each side of the tension disk. They are supposed to be white...do you think mine were ready to replace?
A huge thank you to my husband for being my personal mechanic.