Ribbon Heart Mini Quilt (Living Coral)

Coral fabric – do you love it? Or does it make you wince?

I have to admit that after a rocky start the 2019 Pantone Colour of the Year, Living Coral, is growing on me.

I’m not much of a pinky, peachy girl, but as an accent colour I can see that coral can be beautiful.

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

I’m especially fond of a navy and coral fabric combination. I’ve explored that with this pattern here, as well as with this mini quilt below (pattern here).

Deco Diamonds by Bonjour Quilts. A baby quilt, cushion and mini-quilt pattern.

I consulted my stash cupboard last weekend and found some nice coral fabrics hidden away in there. You can see a selection of them below:

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

From top to bottom: 1. Avantgarde Uninhibited in Bask by Katarina Roccella

2. Deity in Orchid from Tula Pink’s Eden line (technically not coral as it’s an orange pattern on pink fabric, but it reads from a distance as coral. It’s also a very useful fabric if you are making a transition [or ombre] from orange to pink).

3. Kona in Coral.

4. Not sure about this one. No selvedge. I think it’s a Timeless Treasures Sketch fabric.

5. Kona in Nectarine.

This small fabric grouping caught my eye:

Ribbon Heart Mini Quilt by Bonjour Quilts - perfect for Valentine Day or a nursery decoration

L to R: Fern Bouquet from Dear Stella’s Foxtail Forest, Carolyn Friedlander crosshatch in Creamsicle and Avantgarde Uninhibited in Bask.

I thought this would be a fun combination to use with my new Ribbon Heart mini quilt pattern. So far all my versions of this mini quilt had been made with darker fabrics on a pale background. I was interested to see how it would look with bright fabrics on a dark background.

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

Hey, I think it looks pretty cute!

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

I had some fun matchstick quilting this one. Lots of lines in dove grey thread, but it really didn’t take long as it’s such a small piece.

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

I didn’t want too much contrast in the binding for this one, as I felt it would detract from the pop of the heart.

So I used the background fabric for binding with just a snippet of coral contrast (the pattern has instructions for this).

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

I could also have chosen to use the self-binding method, which I’ve described here, to create a “no-edge” look. But I don’t really enjoy sewing with that method very much. It’s somewhat finicky and by the time I’m at the stage of binding I’m totally over finicky! I much prefer to sew a standard binding, which is what I did.

I’m really happy with how this Ribbon Heart mini turned out, and I enjoyed a bit of experimentation with coral fabrics.

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

If you’d like to see the Ribbon Heart mini quilt made up in different colours, you can see some in this post here.

So what do you think about coral fabric? Yay or nay? Will you be sewing something in Living Coral this year?

I don’t think I’m done with coral just yet :)

Have a great weekend and wishing you happy sewing (in coral or otherwise!)

Kirsty

Using coral fabrics, a la Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 Living Coral, to create a cute Ribbon Heart mini quilt

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9 thoughts on “Ribbon Heart Mini Quilt (Living Coral)”

  1. At first, I was not fond of the color Living Coral. Like you said, pairing it with another color showed me the beauty. I also paired with navy on one of my projects. Working on three quilt projects in Living Coral. Entering them in the Color of the Year Challenge at Bryan House Quilts Blog.

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  2. We recently painted our front door in this colour. Our take on a midmodern colour. Cant believe i have chosen their 2019 colour. Me, on trend, miracle!

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