I was inspired by a few people who jumped at last week's announcement of the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala and started their entries, to start my own Marsala quilt. Last year, just after Marsala was announced as the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year, my mum sent me this lovely bunch of flowers to celebrate a promotion at work (oh yeah, I got a promotion at work, yay). I was very impressed with how on trend these Marsala coloured roses were, and also how well these unexpected colours work together.
I've used my Marsala pull from last year, and added in some intense blue/purples, some burnt oranges and a smattering of slightly browner fabrics as well.
I have a general plan, which is to use a combination of traditional blocks and my own designs, in a medallion setting. I'm going to let this quilt develop as I make it though - that's often the most fun.
This is the first block, and I'm really happy with how it has come out. I don't think this quilt will be particularly modern, which kind of worried me at first, but now I've decided I don't care. I'm excited about making it, and I think that's the most important thing about a quilt. I'm aiming to have a quilt top finished by the entry deadline (although of course, as organiser, I won't be entering my quilt).
So, anyone else getting started on their Marsala quilts? We are sharing on instagram using the hashtag #pantonequilt2015. A quick tip for tagging your photos on instagram - if you find the hashtag you want to use, and click on it, when you go to tag your photo it will auto-complete. Much less chance of getting the spelling wrong that way!
I'll be linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced: