Many commenters seemed to think that, by naming a “color of the year”, they were EXPECTED to like and use that color.
I certainly don’t see it that way. I am always looking for color combinations that I like and my exploration of the Pantone Color was just out of interest to find another one!!
One reader….Laura McHugh…. sent a photo of the quilt that she made using the 2021 colors…..
I love that she took the colors and determined to make something from them. WELL DONE LAURA!!
So, today I want to introduce you to the Pantone Color of the Year for 2022…..
Don’t you love how saying the name tickles your tongue?
As I searched further on the Pantone site, they had designed several different palettes that used the Veri Peri color….
They are all so interesting and I am intrigued by this last one. Wouldn’t it be fun to start with blacks, greys, and tans and then add the POP of Periwinkle?? Maybe I will have to give it a try in 2022!!
I hope that you find the colors that you love in 2022 and create MANY projects using them!!
Yesterday I posted about being asked to design a quilt using the “Into The Woods” fabric line by Sarah Watson (@hisarahwatson) and Cloud 9 Fabrics…..
As I studied this collection, I realized that I was going to need some solids to add to the mix. Normally, I would have just pulled some from my stash but I remembered that, if this was a pattern for sale, I needed to use current fabrics that could be purchased by the quiltmakers.
This meant….A TRIP TO THE FABRIC STORE!!!
And, when I say FABRIC store, this is what I mean…..
Are you drooling yet???
There is even fabric on the ceiling….
But on this day, I walked past all of the amazing prints and headed to the back corner where the Moda solids were housed…..
These were the fabrics that I had in my mind to purchase, BUT, when I started looking at them, I felt that the solid didn’t work well with the “Into the Woods” prints.
So, I moved over one shelf and found these…..
…..Toscana Collection from Northcott fabrics.
The mottled nature of these fabrics fit PERFECTLY with the prints!!
I came home with 11 cuts….
…that pair up beautifully with the focus fabrics…..
I have recently become friends with Sarah Watson (@hisarahwatson), a licensed artist and designer. She recently produced a new fabric line through Cloud 9 Fabrics, and she asked me to design a quilt highlighting her fabrics!!
I was SO… SO… SO… excited when the package arrived in the mail and I was able to see the fabrics that I would be working with…..
The fabric line has the title “INTO THE WOODS” and is SO much fun. Just look at these selvages….
…and the individual fabrics have wonderful names…..Forest Floor, Snail Trails, Look Close, Turkey Tail, Quite a Collection and You’ve Earned It!!
The fabric is an organic cotton and feels amazing. I really noticed the difference in quality when I was ironing it. It was like ironing butter!!
I am SO excited about playing with these but am also a little nervous about trying to design a quilt from them.