Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 Color Challenge

New year, new projects. Patchwork Press is having a color palette challenge. Of course I would choose to make a quilt from start to finish each month rather than commit to completing one I already started. But I hope this year I won't be so obsessive about not missing a month. I am sure there will be some color palettes that don't appeal to me. But this one did, and I decided to make another Hidden Wells wall quilt, similar to last year's March UFO.

Here are strips that I chose in the given color scheme, arranged in eighteen groups of three.

I am sewing together thirty-six sets of strips. There will be two of each set of three colors, but I will cut them differently to make thirty-six different diamond shapes.

Now I have arranged the thirty-six diamonds that will appear to float above the background. When I cut these out, I also cut out 288 small triangles that will form the background.

I used the scheme from last year's Hidden Wells quilt to arrange the small triangles. I didn't plan to have four large light colored diamonds show up in the corners of the quilt - it just worked out that way.


  1. Wow! Now that's creative. Really like the quilt.

  2. I would love to try to make this! Is this a good way to ask questions, or do you have email? Thanks, Cindy