Monday, December 29, 2014

Pantone Radiant Orchid Challenge 2014

Once upon a time, Pantone announced their 2014 color of the year was Radiant Orchid:

And a quilter got really excited. Because this color appealed to her. And because this was the year she was going to enter the Pantone Quilt Challenge. So she went online and did some fabric shopping:

And she found some grey Moda charm packs in her stash to use as the background (Bella silver?). So she cut up her radiant orchid fabrics and made a bunch of half-square triangles. Because even though she didn't have a plan yet, half-square triangles are always a good place to start, right?

And then suddenly it was March. And March is always a crazy month. And she was besieged by a surge of custom orders on Etsy.

And she missed the entry deadline.

So, then the challenge went from being an online one to a personal one. But that's okay. Because in May, she had a brainstorm about what to do with those half-square triangles:

And she couldn't resist this cute print for the backing:
And she bound it with Chevron in Orchid by Heather Bailey:
And it is now available as a PDF pattern!

(Remember -- my PDF patterns are on sale for the next few days in my Etsy and Craftsy shops!).


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