Collection 3 Color Palette

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If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen a collection of pictures surrounded by a little mystery… What do these pictures have in common?


pictures from @warmfolk, @quiltingjetgirl, @laurelpoppyandpine, and @nightquilter

If you guessed that the colors look alike, you are correct!!! High five!!!

For our 3rd quilt pattern collection we decided it would be fun to mix things up and all use the same palette for our quilts. While I can’t show the finished designs yet (but they are amazing, just wait!), I can show you the palette we are working with.

We decided to go with a 12 color palette, plus white as a freebie color. The designers could use 1 color or all 12 colors, it was up to them! For my quilt, I am using 7 of the colors and it is a seriously fun explosion of color.

Deciding on which 12 colors to use was truly a group effort. We each added inspirational images to a group Pinterest board and then made up to 3 palettes based on those inspiration pictures. These were my 3 palette ideas (plus 1 palette created by Lorinda).

After everyone submitted their palettes I tried to find common colors between them to start building the final palette. It was definitely a challenge to try and get colors that worked well together and worked for everyone’s designs.

After the palette was created we then faced the task of trying to match our color palette to the colors from different fabric manufacturers. All the fabric manufacturers we work with have amazing ranges of color, but they aren’t the same. Of course, that’s probably a good thing (more options for amazing quilts!), but for our exercise it made things a little more difficult. However, our motto was “get close enough, and have fun!” I’m positive that the differences won’t be an issue and the quilts are going to coordinate so well together for this collection. I’m soooooooo excited to see how the quilts come out in our palette.

4 Responses

  1. Kathleen McCormick

    Love this approach! I can’t wait to see what the fabulous designers of Quilt Theory come up with!

  2. Kathleen McCormick

    Love this approach! I can’t wait to see what the fabulous designers of Quilt Theory come up with!

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