Saturday, January 22, 2011

Color Palette Challenge

This year we have started a Color Palette Challenge over at 3 Creative Studios. The first color palette was announced last week. I took the photo in my backyard and Vicki created the color chips from it. Here is our first color palette:

Here is the quilt I made following the colors. I decided to create a small quilt and I didn't want to over think and stress about color matching. I wanted to use commercial cottons and so I found some that looked similar to the color chips. I didn't pre-plan my design I just worked spontaneously and somewhat quickly.

We have a Flickr group where participants in the Color Palette Challenge have started sharing their results. Check them out. The first challenge will end at midnight on Feb 15, so if you are interested in playing along, you still have lots of time. You can read all about how the challenge works here.


  1. I love the simplicity of this landscape - letting the colors tell the story. Wish I had time to play along.

  2. Love your use of this colour pallet......Fabulous!!!!

  3. I only have limited quilting experience but this idea of a colour palette is one of the most impressive things I have read in the blogs. One might be creative with shape and line but the choice of colours can make or break a quilt. That entry has given me much food for thought.

  4. I too have been toying with working in monthly color palette - I was really inspired by Colette's Patterns and her fashion color palette challenge - you might want to check it out -


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