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