We’re so happy and proud to announce that our Fantastic Slides quilt is ready to enter the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2023!
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If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that for the last two months we’ve been making a bold red and magenta quilt to take part in the Pantone Quilt Challenge 2023, hosted by Sarah Ruiz and Elizabeth Ray.
The Pantone Quilt Challenge
The idea behind the Pantone Quilt Challenge is to make a quilt or a quilted item that features the Pantone color of the year. This year it is Viva Magenta, a bold and powerful shade of red enhanced with the vividness and joy of pink. And this is exactly what we adore about this color – its expressive character and the ability to make stunning combinations with its color wheel neighbor – red.
The Fantastic Slides Pattern
We decided to create a pattern that showcases both magenta and red in a simple yet bold combination. We played around with geometric shapes and came up with a design that features rectangles and half-square triangles arranged in zig-zag stripes. This gives the illusion of movement and adds an exciting dynamic quality to the quilt.
To balance out the boldness of the color combination, we added an off-white vertical element to provide a contrasting neutral tone. It results in a minimalistic yet eye-catching composition that plays with color and geometry to create a dynamic visual experience. The illusion of motion is enhanced with a diagonal quilting pattern.
We had so much fun designing and making this quilt, that there was no doubt when choosing the name – we call it the Fantastic Slides. Enjoy the ride!