Every year Pantone chooses a colour of the year and this year they’ve chosen Emerald. Ali of a²(w) has organised an Emerald Quilt Challenge over on flickr and after seeing many lovely green works of art I decided to enter as well.
Off to the drawing board I went (literally) and designed an EPP star.
It sparked quite a bit of interest on Instagram which I was rather surprised about. When I was asked to share the templates I decided that I will put the pattern on the blog as a free download. I’m just tweaking it at the moment to make sure every piece fits together nicely. I had a bit of a problem with the grey oblong hexagons (I’m sure they have a proper name) which are number five in the drawing. Hence the waviness in the last picture. I hope that it’ll disappear once it’s quilted.
Anyway, all greens can be used in the Pantone challenge although the focus should be on emerald green if possible. Furthermore, neutrals and one more colour can be added.
I mostly used the greens I got in the Sew Solids Crew Stash Club and added just one polka dot print in the mix to lighten it up a bit.
And a lot of grey to add some class. I like the way it has turned out. All that is left for me to do is appliqué it to the background, quilt it, bind it and enter it into the flickr pool. Oh, and pray that people like it…