April and May BMQG Block of the Month

I realized a had a few months of my guild’s block of the month that I need to update. April’s Block was the 6 ‘rainbow’ colors, the primaries and secondaries: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. 

April BOM – Rainbow!

May’s Block is using the 6 ‘other’ colors. When I first made the April rainbow block, I thought that it was my favorite block so far, but now I love the May block even more.

May BOM – the other rainbow!

What was interesting to me is to compare the 6 rainbow colors to the remaining 6 color wheel colors.

I feel like the rainbow colors are in the major key in music and the ‘other’ 6 are in the minor key. It just seems like these would evoke similar emotions. Major is bright and cheerful, minor is deeper and more reflective. 

I did a quick search online to see if anyone else ever thought of colors in relation to music, but didn’t find anything describing the minor/major keys. Others have assigned certain colors to certain keys or certain notes, but more with the concept of the note scale equating to the color wheel. 

Vox created a video about Jazz improv and the circle of fifths, which they showed as a ‘color wheel of music’.

I found some other references to a music scale corresponding to a note scale, but nothing like the major/minor keys like I was thinking.  Of course, I know almost nothing about music theory or color theory!

You can read more about the April and May blocks of the month at the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild blog. 

April: https://bouldermqg.com/2019/04/01/april-color-study-six-rainbow-colors/ 

May: https://bouldermqg.com/2019/05/01/may-color-study-tertiary-colors/  

Project Kick Off: https://bouldermqg.com/2018/12/30/introducing-the-color-study-quilt-2019-boulder-modern-quilt-guild-block-of-the-month/ 

Next, I need to find the post for June’s block and complete it too! 

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