My 2014 color trends-inspired quilt is done! You can read more about the color inspirations here.
Now that it’s all come together, I really like the color combination. Even more than I thought I would. Three different companies predicted three different color trends, and somehow they all work together when combined.
Color-wise I’m happy, but there is one thing I would do differently. For this pattern I cut the tops off of triangles, but I wish I would have cut about one more inch off and made them squattier. Is squattier a word?
They still look a little too triangle-like to me when that’s not exactly what I wanted. I really didn’t notice it until I had a few rows done, and at that point I was not going back. So it is what it is, but I like the color so much I’m going to let my triangle issue go.
For the back, I pieced together leftover fabric I had from the front. The fabric for this quilt all came from random pieces in my stash. There’s some Dear Stella Confetti Dot in there, along with a lot of Kona solids – Berry, Coal, Medium Grey and Windsor. The other patterns are ones I’ve had in my stash – some for a very long time – so I can’t tell you what they are.
You’ll notice the Batik print in there and I’ve had that for a lonnnnng time. For years it’s been patiently waiting to make its appearance. I really don’t buy Batiks, but this one caught my eye way back when and I bought it on a whim. It’s been sitting around for so long I never thought I was going to use it, but wouldn’t you know its time has finally come, and I think it came at the right time to help pull all of the colors together.
The lesson here? Every fabric will have its moment.
Happy Sunday sewing!
Note: This quilt is featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine.