I am so happy to still be in this competition among such talented designers. It was very cool to see what everybody came up with for the industrial revolution challenge.
usually when i am designing a piece, the first thing i do is pick my color palette. I tend to stick to the same sort of color family, so i’ve been trying hard to branch out a little bit. i am really drawn to what i call candy colors ::
i really love nature, but a lot of the colors in nature like hunter green, browns, and purples are not my thing. i like the candy-colored nature ::
a lot of quilting fabric stores out there stock shelves and shelves of purples, browns, dark greens and mauves which i tend to think of as being more traditional quilt colors. and those stores do quite well. i don’t think those colors will ever leave the quilting world. i do see the younger, newer-to-quilting generation of “modern quilters” steering towards the bolder, brighter colors and the candy coated poppy colors. lizzy house is an example of this. and so is khristian howell.
i can’t wait to see the designers’ interpretations of our next challenge!