Pantone Quilt Challenge 2019

Pantone “Living Coral” Quilt 2019

Following on the heels of my post announcing the Pantone color of 2019, the 5th annual Pantone Quilt Challenge 2019 was announced by Bryan House  As the 2019 color of the year is “Living Coral”, I was star struck and joined the challenge on Instagram inside of a breath.  Week 1 completed!

The rules are fairly simply:  the quilt must contain Living Coral as the feature color of the quilt. There are 4 categories:  Minis (shortest side under 30″), Quilt (completed baby to bed, shortest side measuring at least 30″), Just -The-Top (any size quilt top, shortest side must be at least 30″) and For Exhibit Only (non-judged).

The challenge runs from March 21st through June 14th, 2019 with the link party open during the last 10 days (June 5th – June 14th).  All entries must have been been completed in 2019.

Week 2 post:  Inspiration….I had recently stumbled upon work completed by Carol Ruth Armstrong, published in Home Quilt Show magazine many years ago.  I find her work to be both whimsical and  delightful to view.  It puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.  She uses flowers, a feeling of warmth as well as movement.  Carol uses free motion and/or quilting with a walking foot which I thoroughly enjoy as well.  Who can resist?  Though I admire her work, our styles are vastly different….as you will see!

Week 3:  Color palette/fabric pull….the opportunity to play with fabric!  I had recently “restored” my studio to it’s former glory (a week long overhaul) which gave me the chance to view and choose fabrics as I worked.  Where’s the rest of the fabric you ask?  I plan to paint my own fabric for this challenge based on the colors in the two fabrics shown here:

These two fabrics appear more coral in person.  I plan to paint fabrics in these hues and values.  All I need is for the weather to cooperate as I most enjoy painting my fabric under the tree in my own backyard.  Stay tuned…

Week 4:  The Sketch! …reaching for my sketchbook and tools as I type this…..

Mark your calendar to check back here in a few days for the reveal….I’m planning to make use of what I believe to be an antiquated technique in assembling my quilt…can you guess?


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