Challenge yourself in 2011!

What is your comfy color? Do you gravitate towards any certain color or colors when choosing fabric?

 My favorite batik color is Hoffman 128 Midnight.  It makes other batiks sparkle and I have still, to find a color it doesn't set off.

I belong to a quilting group that has challenges for members for their  bi-annual quilt show. This last year, the president chose a color challenge.  She passed around a pail of Crayola Crayons. Everyone excitedly pulled out a crayon and had a look of puzzlement as they examined their color, thinking of how they would use it. The only rule she set is that at least 50% of the finished quilt needs to be in shades of that color.

My color is turquiose and I can't wait to get started!  It's a great companion to my favorite midnight blue. And I'm seeing a lot of possibilities! 

I challenge you to challenge yourself or set a challenge for a group. Choose a color, pattern or design, fabric time period or technique that you haven't explored yet and try something new. 

Challenge yourself to quilt outside the box this year!

Happy New Year!

Diane, Assistant Editor




TheQuiltDaddy said:

Thanks for the great idea. I plan to use your crayon idea at our next club meeting. Who knows maybe my ladies will think outside the box and create a new look for themselves. Best wishes for the new year.

Richard "The Quilt Daddy"

# January 3, 2011 1:54 PM

Nana said:

What a great idea....crayons.  Love it.

# January 3, 2011 4:18 PM

Barbara said:

WEll I have to admit its different. but what if you pick some really awful color , I don't think I could talk myself in to spending that kind of money for a fabric or color I don't like ,at least now with money being so tight..Barbara

# January 3, 2011 11:58 PM

Fons and Porter said:

Anything small would work. Perhaps a postcard quilt. Something to get your creative juices going and thinking outside of your comfort zone. Perhaps the challenge administrator could have the option to offer another color for you.

# January 6, 2011 4:09 PM