You’ve probably already heard, but in case you haven’t, Pantone’s color of the year is Emerald.
So I bought a swatch. It seemed to match Pure Elements Emerald quite well. :-)
Then I learned of a quilt challenge on flickr, and I thought it might be fun. Especially since I had some Pure Elements Emerald on hand. I had been wanting to make a design with HSTs and initially thought I would just have a random design – with little pops of purple thrown in. But my need for order won, and I ended up with a pinwheel design. It finished at 24.5″ x 24.5″. I’m happy with the results.
Updated 3/17/13: My dear husband took some outside pics for me:
It snowed all day here (we received another 8″ or so, sigh), so I wasn’t able to get an outdoor picture. So instead I got to use my fun penguin tape.
And a “photo shoot” is not complete without a little photobombing from the wee ones…
And here is a close up of the quilting (and the back). I quilted straight lines echoing the diagonals.
Hopefully I can get a shot with better lighting tomorrow. It’s suppose to warm up to 50 this weekend, which is crazy after a snowstorm. Maybe Spring will finally arrive.