Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guild color challenge

I have taken on the leadership position of challenge committee at our local quilt guild.  I love a good challenge!  I see it as a means of stretching myself further.  We never know what we can accomplish if we don't try!  Challenge quilts are generally small, and give us a chance to think outside the box, or block!
For our first challenge, I decided we needed to do something with color.  And what better color to use than Pantone's 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid!

The rules for the challenge are to use Radiant Orchid in a wall hanging, minimum 20", maximum 30".  Any technique (pieced, applique, fabric painting, thread painting) could be used.  There also is no set amount of the color that must be used, it just needs to be obvious that the color was used.  The above picture has the official paint chip, along with fabrics that I found on our recent road trip to Indianapolis to Back Door Quilts and Quilts Plus.
I have several different ideas floating around on what I want to do.  The complement of Radiant Orchid is a lime green; now that just sounds awesome!


  1. loving your fabric .. and challenge x hope you get lots of folks joining in xx

  2. A lovely shade but that lot certainly needs your punch of lime! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.