This was my first Lemoyne Star block I’ve ever made. It proved a tad more difficult than it should have been. After the third time taking apart the center, I said it was going to have to be good enough.
Jen asked for complementary tertiary colors. I had no idea what that meant so I had to ask someone for help; Mr. Google came to the rescue. I found this site to be helpful http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm. I learned a little about colors. I hope I got it right. This one is a deep orange with teal.
But the centers just didn’t meet exactly and that bothered me so I decided to make another one.
The center still isn’t perfect but you’ll get it anyway. Here’s a pic of both of them.
What I Learned Today:
- Lemoyne stars don’t have to be perfect to be nice.
- Complementary tertiary colors do look great together. It will be fun to see this quilt come together.
- The more you mix colors together the more gray they become.
Questions: Did you know there are only 6 tertiary colors and can you name them? Did you know there are quaternary and quinary colors*? Do you spell grey or gray? I couldn’t name them before. I’ve discovered a lot. For me, it’s always been a bit gray outside when the sun doesn’t shine.
*”Quinary colors are, roughly, varying shades of gray, this is why there are no specific names beyond the tertiary colors. The more you mix the colors the harder it is for the human eye to detect those differences.” https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/40907/list-of-rgb-quaternary-and-beyond-colors
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Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
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