The Succulence Quilt is my entry into the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2017. It measures 42” x 42” so it goes into the ‘Big Quilt’ category.
I love Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery! Over the past year or so I have been growing the green section of my fabric stash. It started with the commissioned green ombre quilt for my friend – I had very little green fabric at that point, I had to fill a void. There have also happened to be a lot of juicy greens featured in fabric collections lately, which made shopping for it a super easy ‘task’; I suppose for Pantone to pick Greenery as their Color of the Year 2017 is an accurate reflection of this trend.
Also remember when I set up my sewing space in what is basically greenery… I might have been on to something ;-)
Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House are hosting this year’s Pantone Quilt Challenge, so I decided to put my green stash to use and make a quilt for our home (this never happens!) and enter it.
I drew my inspiration from chunky succulent leaves. I love geometric depth and dimension as a design feature and had long wanted to try it for a quilt. Our home is full of succulents because these are the only plants that stand a chance against my very not green thumb. Extra chunk for the win!
The color palette revolves around ‘Greenery’, naturally. I went from there and added darker teal-y greens and some lighter ones to soften the scheme. The design is set on a low volume background (Going Home to Roost’s ‘Hello, Bear’ collection), letting the leaves arrange into a light-aired constellation. I really wanted to incorporate some lilacs to create a colorful succulent palette.
As the depth effect plays on light and shade, I wanted to put another spin at the shading effect and added the ombre border, which also reminds me of a Pantone color card – full circle kind of moment.
With the quilting I wanted to accent the 3D effect. So I used straight lines in various densities within the leaves. The background got an all over texture of ‘geometric stippling’ (not sure whether this pattern has an official name).
We recently updated our tiny kitchen and this quilt will go on the wall above our breakfast table. I’m really happy I get to keep this one!
You can have your say in The Pantone Quilt Challenge and vote for your fav quilt entered, including my Succulence Quilt in the Big Quilt category! Hop on over HERE to do so starting May 29th!
The blog post 'Succulence Quilt' is linked up with Modern Patch Monday at Modern Cologne Quilters, Handmade Monday at Sum of their Stories and Handmade on Tuesday