As I sort through my fabrics and organize them, I am creating a color wheel of sorts with each batch. With the photo I take, I will have a quick check of which colors are low in stock. However, I am not a “stash” maker. I buy fabrics as I need them for projects. But this will be a good check for me to see if I have a color needed before I head to the quilt shop.
I organized the folded fabric with the shades to the inside, the truer colors in the middle and the tints to the outside of the wheel. It was an interesting exercise. I thought that because there were so many colors mixed together in some of the fabrics, that I would not be able to place the fabric in one spot on the color wheel. If that happened I stacked those colors to the side. As it turned out, I usually could place the fabric on the color wheel quite quickly. I liked this exercise. I used Art + Quilt and Susan Stein’s Textile Art as references. I also checked the color web site links, but didn’t find them useful for this exercise.
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