Colour Palette Play

On the way home from QuiltCon, the #ottmqgdrinkingteam, as we named the OMQG contingent at QuiltCon 2016, had some time to kill while waiting for our flight. After the excitement of a star spotting (which took me a month to figure out his name -- sorry Ken!), we got down to some play time. We couldn't let the QuiltCon good times end just yet.

I pulled out my box of Denyse Schmidt fat quarters (yes, I might have overpacked for Gwen Marston's Small Studies Improv class...oops) and wrangled my barely awake guild mates into a palette picker game. There's a tongue twister here, I think; How many palettes can a palette picker pick, if a palette picker could pick palettes? 18, apparently. 

Thanks @alisonharle for getting this photo!
An intense discussion about which green worked better with the palette. @aboutkirstin was laying bets about whether @slostudio and I would come to blows. True story. Not. ;)
Anyways, at first it was just putting together some colour palettes that we liked or thought worked well together. But then we got more daring and provided a challenge fabric to start us off. For me, that's usually brown or yellow. The results of our pre-boarding play are below.





















It was really fun to see what palettes each of us picked -- different styles and colour preferences made for some really interesting combinations. There were a few I never would have thought worked, but they did!

Hope you enjoyed following along with our game. :)

Comments

  1. Sounds like a fun way to pass time at the airport. I'm sure other passengers thought you were crazy LOL

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  2. I'm with Anja...bet you got some strange looks. Very nice bundles, well done.

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  3. Color games are the Best Part of making a quilt....
    The second best part is finishing the binding and calling it done!
    Everything in-between is just a pain. LOL

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  4. There are some really wonderful colour combinations here.
    I think it would be fun for the rest of us to know who participated, how many each person curated, then try to match the picker to which palette.

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  5. How fun. And I'm so glad I was able to meet you and Stacey!

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  6. You came up with some very interesting palette's indeed.

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  7. I wonder what the other non-quilters in the airport thought of you guys. Looks like fun and such variety.

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  8. Fun :) Some look really good!

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