Monday, January 27, 2014

color me happy

 the littler girls and i have been working on assembling my manipulative color card before color intensive course begins next week. when signing up for the course, i got a free (shipping only) kona 2012 color card that rachel has showed us how to turn into a card with detachable swatches.

i'll admit i loved this idea, but also thought it was going to be pretty tedious to cut up all those swatches and the velcro. however, with my little helper at my side, it turned into a fun mommy-daughter project that even allowed me to sneak in some homeschool lessons on counting/number sense and letter recognition for a little girl that is coming to these skills rather slowly.

 we've had some very lively conversations about color comparisons, favorites or preferences, and name choices. when looking at the swatch called "banana" we thought it was too soft, not bright enough, so we got out a banana to check.  surprisingly, it did match a paler section of the banana near the stem! i think "lemon" and "school bus" need some checking, too, but maybe i'm the one who'll be surprised.

in general, it's just been a lovely introductory activity to the color theory class. spending time handling and considering each individual swatch and thinking about the differences and placement has been quite pleasurable and instructive already.

this is probably my favorite section of the card: all those pinks, lighter blues, and fresh, new greens. colors to please the eye and gladden the heart of this girl.

if you haven't yet signed up for the course, there's still time and a few cards left.  class starts feb 3. join me?


  1. I made my card Saturday and I didn't think I was ever going to finish! There were so many little pieces to do! But I love the finished project and can't wait for the class to begin.

  2. I've joined up for this too. Last year sometime when I bought a colour card I chopped the entire thing up into individual pieces so I could match them with fabric. I've no idea about the original 'order' they go in now! (I didn't think of the Velcro idea obviously :-)

  3. I've been meaning to get a Kona color card. playing with it looks like fun!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. After seeing this on Rachel's blog, I've been seriously considering chopping mine. I'd love to hear how it works out for you!


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