Friday, January 10, 2014

Color Me Happy!

Pantone's color of the year is Radiant Orchid! Pantone is a color matching system used in the print industry. You can read more about Pantone here.

Purple makes me happy. It is one of my "go-to" colors both for quilting and wearables. I am on trend for 2014.

Last month before the big Pantone announcement, I pulled the batik fabrics below from my stash. (Note to blog friends: this does not even make the teeniest dent in my fabric stash.) I am going to make a Queen size reversible quilt. One side will be a Scrappy Bargello, the other side will be a Yellow Brick Road.

Blues and Aquas in one pile (note the purples sneaking in...)


All the purples and blues together in perfect harmony!

I haven't even finished cutting out this project but I am excited to start work on it. The colors are gorgeous and I can't wait to see how they will all looks together.

If you are new to my blog, you can read another post about purple here. There are a couple of predominantly purple quilts seen here in my 2013 Finished Quilt Projects. And you can see the Grape-Ade Quilt top here.

Linking up to CrazyMom Quilts!

Here's to Purple Power!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. That will be an amazing quilt. I love the batiks.

  2. Ohhhhh.....I have been so excited about the orchid color of the year. I totally agree with you. I've been craving purple for awhile and I noticed when I dig through my scraps, there isn't enough purple in there. I'm ready for a purple quilt. Especially this orchid color.