Saturday, February 22, 2014

It's not too late...

Can you believe we only have a week left to the month of February? 
That brings to mind a fast approaching deadline! 
 Adrienne from On the Windy Side and Anne from Play Crafts
are co-hosting the
 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid. (this link has the details).

It sounds like a lot of fun and if you click on the Flickr group link (given below) you will see some entries are all ready being shared. So inspiring!
 Since I'm hoping to have something made to join in the challenge, I  realize I better get a move on!

Entries will be open from March 14 - March 21 2014. Entries will close at on March 21 2014 at 11pm PST and winners will be announced on March 26 2014.
 Flickr group:  2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid Flickr Group

I've been doodling some designs, and having fun selecting possible fabrics to use for my ideas.  Would you believe I had to go fabric shopping to be able to participate? ;o)
I have joked that Pantone seems to choose the colour of the year based upon which colours I DO NOT have in my stash. ;o)  Seriously.  In 2012 it was Tangerine and in 2013 it was Emerald... and now Radiant Orchid... this makes three years in a row that I've had to find fabrics in those colours so I could participate in the challenges. (Yes, my stash weighs heavily with pinks, reds and blues... but with each challenge, my range of colour has expanded... lol).    At this rate, I expect the colour Pantone selects for 2015 will be YELLOW (this is a colour that I truly prefer to have little of). ;o)

  The lovely fat quarters shown above came from Mad About Patchwork
 Pam has put together a lovely collection of "radiant orchid" fabrics to get you started and they are guaranteed to get your creative juices stirred. ;o)

Of course, I've been gathering other "purple" fabrics to play with.

Totally smitten with AMH Field Study linen (top left) and amazed at the range in hue for purples (I tend to lean towards the pinkest ones ;o).

There have been some wonderful fabric sales at this time of year so my "purple" stash now includes several fun prints as I try to work out my design ideas - so I'm not complaining.  I'm even adding some "radiant orchid" Kona solids as well. 
 Looks like I'm embracing this year of Radiant Orchid! ;o)

Speaking of fabric sales...
I thought you might be interested in the one happening at Craftsy this weekend....

Knitting Supplies at Save Big at Craftsy!
Heads up Craftsy fans...Craftsy wants to help you escape the ordinary and create the extraordinary! Enjoy up to 80% off all inspiring project kits and supplies. Shop now to find your next amazing project during the Stash Of Possibilities Sale.

 Hurry, offer ends at 11pm PST on February 24, 2014.

Check it out...                                

Save up to 80% on Yarn at Craftsy!

Save up to 80% on Fabric at Craftsy!

Wahoo!  I love a good sale don't you? :o)

P.S. **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links
I couldn't resist including some yummy fabrics (on sale!) with purple in them that are tempting me...


  1. I find purple has a problem with me. It is the least likely to end up in my stash. But your new additions are especially drool worthy! I am really loving that one with the green background!

  2. I have so few purple fabrics in my stash, that I would find it difficult to complete anything for the Challenge! But I am really enjoying seeing what every one else is making!

  3. I also do not have much purple in my stash. Can't wait to see what you make with those fabrics!

  4. I don't use purple often, but when I do, I love it!

  5. What a lovely trip through your fabric world. Love those heart cards in your header. And my, I love how you've put the reds with some purple together.

    I love seeing the world through your eyes.



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