2014 pantone quilt challenge – let’s go!

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit obsessed with all things Pantone. Coming from a design and art direction background, it’s become part of my daily life. So it should come as no surprise that I’m always excited to find out what Pantone’s color of the year is going to be. Does that make me a bit of a color geek? Totally. But it’s a badge I wear with pride!

This year, the winning color is Radiant Orchid

Pantone Radiant Orchid

When I found out about the Pantone Quilt Challenge, it seemed like a fun way to celebrate the color of the year, and challenge myself to try something new. I’ve never entered a quilting challenge… Rules? And a timeline??? Ohhh boy, this could get interesting!

2014 pantone quilt challenge

The challenge is being hosted by Adrianne from On the Windy Side and Anne from Play Crafts. If you’re unfamiliar with their blogs, do yourself a favor and go check them out!

Radiant Orchid is a little out of my color-comfort-zone, so I’m looking forward to pushing myself. I ordered a fabric swatch to take with me on my hunt for coordinating fabrics. I got mine on Amazon but they’re also available through the Pantone site. I haven’t decided on a pattern yet, but I’ve already told myself it has to be something I haven’t done before.

Radiant Orchid Swatch

If you’re a quilting color geek like me, get in on the fun and enter! (Follow either of the blog links above for more info). And if quilting isn’t your thing, why not use Radiant Orchid as inspiration for a fun project of your own! I have a feeling this color will be popping up in a few things I have planned. But first thing’s first, it’s time to get going on this quilt!