Good Wednesday to you all! Thank you so much for joining me here.
Last Wednesday, I posted stage one of our first contest for 2018. If you scroll down to last week’s post, you can browse through all wonderful, thoughtful comments that we received.
Last week, I came across a Facebook post for Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 – which is Ultraviolet. You can see the beautiful, rich colour here.
I think it’s an inspiring colour and I love pairing purples/ultraviolets with teal and pink and sometimes yellow.
Now, for stage 2 of our contest.
Here is my fabric colour palette that I put together from some fabrics in my stash. To enter the contest, please leave me a comment here on the blog – what do you think of these colours? Do you like them? Which one(s) would you remove? Which ones would you keep?
By leaving a comment on the blog, you are entered into the contest.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you all. Thanks quilters.
I would eliminate one of the lighter turquoises, the solid lighter purple and perhaps one of the pinks. I’m not fond of the floral yellow, but if it is used in each block it draws in the rest of the colors.
Meryl Ann Butler says
I love these colors too! I might not remove any (except possibly the busy yellow print on the bottom right – but only because I can;t see it too well. Depending on the quilt, it might be perfect as the focal fabric!) — but I’d sure add a few more darker values of violet, green and pink!
Jenelle Boxberger says
I think too much pink in the combo. Thanks.
Kathy E. says
Hi Kim! I am a purple lover and am over the moon with Pantone’s color of the year! I love to pair purple with a lime green and gray…it’s one of my favorite color combinations. I like your assortment of fabrics and colors, but the yellows seem a bit bright to me. Maybe if the yellows were more muted or combined with an orange/peachy color, it would mesh better to my eye. Really, the fabrics need to sing to you! If they make you happy, they are perfect!
Beautiful Kathy! Really love your comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave one.
Lori Morton says
I love all your choices… I think maybe the yellow print should be left out… To me it stands out too much maybe? Know it depends on pattern to be used.
That is the general consensus Lori. Yellows may not work.
It’s always hard to see colors on a computer. I guess I would say it looks fine to me. I would probably add another yellow, not fond of the chevron but a dot would appeal to me. Maybe some greys would be a nice addition or some tone on tone beiges. Grey always goes great with purples in my book but what do I know?
Christi – Grey is actually a great idea! I have so little grey in my stash but you are correct. Greys would be a very nice addition to the palette. Thanks so much for your comment.
Amy Harris says
I thought I had commented on this but don’t see it. So I’ll do it again. I love them all but if I had to make a change, I would probably remove the yellow. It just seems a bit harsh to me against the others. (Or maybe its just my general distaste for yellow since childhood – my grandmother always made me wear yellow and it just didn’t work on me.)
Hey Amy! Thanks for leaving your comment. I, too, have an aversion to yellow so I completely understand your distaste for it.
Jayne P says
I love your colour choice but I really struggle to use yellow in anything. However, if you take the yellow out the other colours look a bit flat so in this instance I would probably include the yellow.
Jayne – I really do feel the same way about the yellow. I feel like I need to insert it sometimes, but perhaps I really don’t! Thanks so much.
Ennis A Weeks says
Love purple!!!! And your palette choices. I would remove the darker blue in the lavender group and the lighter teals!! Unlike some of the other comments, I like the yellows with the purple!!!! Thanks.
Thank you so much!
Janet T says
Your purple have too many of the same value, but I’m not fond of the pink. I guess it really depends on your pattern and placement for the pink and lights.
It is always nice to find a new blog with interesting discussion about all things quilting. I’m glad I found you through the contest. I’m looking forward to following your writing.
Keta Caudillo says
Hi Kim, I would definitely remove the blues. Thats just me though.
Charla MacPhee says