Say HELLO to Navy and Yellow!
April 24, 2013
Spring brings sunshine and a jolt of color to the quilting world. It is the perfect time to stock up on brights for renewed energy to brighten your day. Combinations of yellows and blues are the perfect mix of warm and cool.
I predict that navy will be the new black for spring. This color can be very modern in quilting but with a neutral, calming feel to it. Also, you can never go wrong with shades of blue.
From cobalt to indigo, near black to true navy, dark blue is showing up everywhere. It is showing up in upholstery, on walls, in accessories and lighting. The blue and yellow combination is a new take on maritime blue.
It can even inspire cool and edgy decor for the home. Here is a little tutorial on how to combine these fresh Spring colors.
Start with something small like the table runner you see here. It is the perfect way to embrace yellow and blue with just a little bit of the nautical vibe that is so trendy right now.
The runner measures 33" x 12" when bound. All of the seam allowances are 1/4". The center block is a log cabin block made with 1 1/2" strips.
The finished size of this block is 11.5" x 11.5".
The two side blocks are made up of white strips that are 2" x 11 1/2" and strips of 1 1/2" colored fabrics that are pieced and then cut to 2" x 11 1/2".
The finished size of these blocks are 11" x 11.5".
The three blocks are then sewn together. I like to do my backing and binding in one with a wrap around method.
The Pure Elements shown here are:
- PE-433 Snow
- PE-435 Bananna Cream
- PE-407 Empire Yellow
- PE-421 Honey
- PE-434 Tranquil Waters
- PE-415 Parisian Blue
- PE-428 Nocturnal.
Be on the lookout for these colors in some of the newest collections from the many talented AGF designers.