The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is Greenery – an insufferably cheerful shade of green. Aw, okay, I don’t mind it (much better than Marsala – 2015’s colour), but I’m still sulking it wasn’t a shade of teal.
Anyway, I do love a challenge because I love constraints. I feel like they make me try all sorts of new things I might not necessarily try. Like sewing an insufferably and cheerfully green quilt :)
The pattern for this quilt was sketched out last year as a way to use up the leftover fabric from my Colour Explosion quilt. Here is my original drawing:
I thought it would be interesting to see how it looked when reduced down to two main colours: green and grey.
The blocks are all flying geese and HSTs, many with a little stitch-and-flip corner of another colour.
There were a lot of points and nesting seams to consider, but it all came together quite well in the end.
Quilting was a straight line affair, using the central diamonds as base lines which I then extended out to the edges of the quilt. I filled in extra lines here and there, just to make sure I didn’t have any large areas unquilted. But overall, the quilting was a lot less dense then what I usually do.
The backing was a fun children’s fabric that I bought at IKEA in France, all those years ago.
I made a scrappy binding, using the solids from in the quilt (Kona Grass Green and Lime).
I zigzag-stitched the binding down this time. It was super quick and I think it looks fab given the quilt design is full of angles as well.
The finished quilt is 36.5″ x 49.5″ – a great baby quilt size.
Have you been tempted to sew with Greenery this year? If so, why not enter your quilt in the 2017 Quilt Challenge?