Friday, February 1, 2013

Emerald Challenge

I'm sure you're aware that Pantone's colour of 2013 is Emerald.
*Image from Pantone's Pinterest board
However, you may not have heard about  the Emerald Challenge, so I thought I'd hook you up. ;o)
  Ali over at a.squared.w  has put together a post that has links to the rules and the flickr group, along with the list of sponsors for the challenge, if you're interested in joining.
2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge

 I've already joined the flickr group and have been gathering ideas and some inspiration for my entry.

 Besides  Pinterest, I find looking at colour palettes on sites such as Design seeds will often spark ideas for me.   Below is one such palette.  
I have to say that I did not expect to find an Emerald green in my stash.  Then I remembered the FQ bundle I had from making my son's Blue Beginnings quilt.  Yes!  I had selected to use mainly blues in his quilt, so I still have half of the bundle (which fortuitously are greens).
Kona solids - Poseidon FQ bundle (click link to see all fabrics in this bundle - Emerald is among them!).
I've already worked out a design for the project I'll be making and have started auditioning fabrics for it.  I'm thinking of going for something more simple and modern.  
 You probably know how I love to play with print and scrappy ;o)... so I'm challenging myself to branch out this time around. 
 For the challenge, we are allowed one colour and one neutral to be used in our piece along with the feature colour (Emerald!).  Other greens are acceptable, so that's what I think I will do.  Blue will be my secondary colour (and possibly the only print fabric I will allow myself...) and I'm thinking of using linen as my neutral.  I'll have to get a test block together to see if my idea is going to work! lol 
Nothing like a challenge to get those creative juices flowing!
Even if you don't join in, I recommend visiting the flickr group.
  You're sure to be inspired!


  1. Very cool that you have a plan! I sure wish I did!

  2. That looks and sounds great! Your photo is amazing and has the same colours as my lates 'Baby Stars' quilt. Thank you for the links!

  3. I love those fabrics you've selected, I'm excited to see what you come up with!

  4. Katherine, you are a true inspiration!! Can't wait to see your work :)

  5. I can't wait to see what you come up with - at least you'll be staying warm while you're sewing - I bet it's as cold your way as it is mine --- BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!


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