The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is having a Solid Color Challenge. The quilts need to measure under 36 inches and the fabrics must be a solid color. Those are the only rules. These Challenge quilts are on display now as part of the the BMQG 2016 Quilt Show at The Fabric Basement in Natick, MA. The quilt show is free and open Saturday and Sunday afternoons 12-4 PM through May 1, 2016. (See show poster at the end of this post).
I decided to make a play on the Pantone 2016 Colors of the Year--Rose Quartz and Serenity, a blue using the Kona® fabrics I had in my stash. They aren't an exact match, but they are similar.
A couple months ago, Cheryl Arkison, whose blog is The Diningroom Empire, posted a photo of a Canadian sunrise with a comment about the Pantone 2016 colors. The sky was a soft blue and on the horizon, the palest of pinks.
Then I started seeing them in the Boston sunsets.
My quilt design is a off-center variation of the Log Cabin Courthouse Steps pattern, with a central plus sign.
Here is the back--the fabric is Mormor, designed by Lotta Jansdotter, printed by Windham Fabrics. It's the perfect backing for the oh so quiet front!
One of my friends commented that 9 to 12 of these blocks would make a sweet baby quilt!
Here's the poster for the BMQG Show. Hope you get to see it!