This Was a Pretend Post

When Joelle Hoverson started helping me get this blog set up, she made what she called a "pretend post" in order to show me how text and images would look and how links worked. In that pretend post she included a photo of the Color Wheel Quilt from her new book Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. It seemed like such a waste to totally delete the post with this image (not only because the quilt is beautiful but also because I'm still so new to this that the idea of actually undoing something that is working is horrifying to me), so here it is--really, not pretend.


Joelle also included a color wheel in her first book Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.


And when I called Joelle to ask her about her inspiration for these color wheels, she told me about the River Rock Color Wheel she made when she was in Idaho over the summer.


Joelle credits her fascination with color wheels to her upbringing in California in the 1970s."I was really into rainbows," she says. "My mom even had an artist paint one on a wall in my room. He used an airbrush. I remember watching him and being fascinated by how he made all of the colors out of the three primary colors--red, yellow, and blue. The color wheels I make today are probably an extension of that." 

Joelle is collecting images of other people's color wheels. To contribute or to simply enjoy seeing what people are sharing, click here.