The Pantone Quilt Challenge is something I remember vaguely happening over the last few years but either I was too busy or I was just not interested enough to enter, mainly I think because the recent Pantone ‘colours of the year’ haven’t really done much for me.
But this year the colour is Greenery, which just happens to be my all time favourite colour! So of course I just had to join in.
As I’ve done on previous matchstick quilting projects I left some larger spaces and filled them later with hand quilting in shades of green and the odd pop of shocking pink.
I even machine quilted round the hand quilting! Something that amused a few fellow members of our Edinburgh MQG, when I shared this at show and tell last week.
Here is the back, I like the way the outlined stems and leaves stand out. The backing is an old duvet cover.
I couldn’t resist the one pink leaf – I do find restraining myself to one colour really hard!
It’s bound in a Carolyn Friedlander fabric.
I really love how this has turned out. I think you can safely put bets on this type of thing occurring in future quilts. Perhaps with a larger quilt next time and maybe with something other than leaves…
There is still time to enter the challenge if you fancy it, the link-up opens this Friday and closes on May 29th, and you can enter with a link to an Instagram or Flickr photo so you don’t even need a blog.
There are also actual prizes and fancy judges – Carolyn Friedlander, Christa Watson and Jennifer Sampou! More info here.
It’s been great to have time for a little experimentation, which is what these sort of challenges are all about. And it’s totally still my favourite colour!