2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

I like (sometimes love) quilt challenges. Gets me out of my comfort zone and pushes me to create something different. Playcrafts and On the Windy Side are hosting the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge and I’m in.

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

Go over to Playcraft’s post and read up a bit. I especially liked Latifah Saafir’s post on Pantone’s color of the year. It really helped me to get a grasp of the color palette and get excited about creating with Marsala.

I started with a Pinterest board – just to see what was out there. Check it out if you need some eclectic inspiration.

Here’s my design idea.

Marsala quilt challenge design

I think Anne’s design influenced mine.

Then I dug through my stash.

Marsala quilt challenge - fabric pull

Marsala is a mixture of brown, red and purple. The fabrics I pulled reflect that range (as I don’t think I have any true marsala colors in my stash): Amy Butler, Alison Glass, Cherrywood Fabrics solid and the top one is a random fat quarter that, of course, doesn’t have the selvedge edge with the fabric information. I wanted to keep the background fabrics light. I’m adding a bit of a medium green in the four-patch. It kind of clashes with the background colors, but I like the combination.

Now on to the sewing!



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