Do you like bright colors? I was never really sure of that until I started quilting. Then I realized how much I’m inspired by really bright brights, as well as light lights, and dark darks! It’s true that contrast is the name of the game for producing quilts that “pop” with color.
I had a lot of fun with the 1930s reproduction prints in this now-finished quilt, contrasting greens with oranges/yellows:
The pattern is oh-so-simple and graphic, which I quite enjoyed working with. The blocks are quick to make. I think this could be a wall-hanging, or would make a great toddler or baby quilt. But for now it is adorning my plain black desk chair in my home office and really cheering it up.
Here is a closeup of a block, the border, and the binding:
Here is the backing fabric. The orange is brighter in real life- I think of it as an apricot. Yum!
This was wonderfully quilted by Julie Curry. In pale orange thread, rolling swirls dress it up. This quilt will help me capture a little extra sunshine and a few blooming flowers as we head into fall…