We hope you have already read all about the 2015 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge and are planning to join in! If you missed reading about it, you can find the original blog post here.
Post by Amy Friend, QuiltCon Charity Challenge Project Manager:
Today, we will talk a little bit more about the color palette. I hope you are excited about these colors and want to help you locate them in your stashes and in your local quilt shops.
The color palette can be described as white, light gray, chartreuse, burnt orange, sky blue, cerise and a deep turquoise. No, you don’t need to use all of the colors, you can be selective if you prefer. You do not need to use the fabrics listed by the manufacturer’s below but seeking out some of these solids might help you pin down the color palette.
Once you have some of these solids on hand, it is easy to pull prints from your stash that coordinate. Yes, you can certainly use prints too! Here is a collection of prints I had on hand that coordinate with the palette. As you can see, my stash is weaker in some areas than in others but a trip to the quilt store could solve that problem quickly.
When choosing prints, it is best to look for monochromatic/tone on tone prints rather than those that include other colors since those colors may not be part of this color palette.
We’ve reached out to fabric shops and shared this palette so that they could make fabric bundles available to you in their shops. That’s an easy way to start gathering your fabric for this project.
The following sponsors have bundles for this challenge:
We hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions you can post them in the forums on Community here, or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.