Bright Prints | a color study

Last year, I did a design that I thought would be perfect to play with prints. I like using solids and prints, but what I wanted to do is step outside my comfort zone and use a variety bright and loud prints. I was inspired by designers like Anna Maria Horner, Alison Glass, Tula Pink and Amy Butler, as their prints are so amazing.

I chose Alison Glass prints from Field Day, Ex Libris, Clover Sunshine and Lucky Penny to play with.

LPQ 30 - Square in Square
[Photo Credit: Love Patchwork & Quilting]

I love how it turned out. I stressed the whole time while this was in the making. I had to change my inner background fabrics as the print I wanted to use was out of print (OOP) and I could not find it anywhere. The Ex Libris prints I did go with were much “noisier” than I was wanting. I was not sure until it was finished that it was what I wanted.


The back was made from left over straps from the front of the quilt.ColorStudy_back

You too can make this pattern, if you like it. This project was ultimately done for Love Patchwork and Quilting. It is in this month’s magazine (Issue 30) and it actually made the cover. So, I am ecstatic that they loved it as much as I did.

LPQ 30 - Front Cover
[Photo Credit: Love Patchwork & Quilting]

Not to bad for my first finish of 2016. Looking forward to the rest of the year.

14 thoughts on “Bright Prints | a color study

  1. Janequiltsslowly

    I agree that the complex prints are inspiring but also intimidating to sew with. This is an amazingly beautiful quilt!

  2. Laura Links

    Wow. I love your quilt! And, from your design drawing, I NEVER could have imagined what you came up with using prints. Just amazing. And congrats on being published AND making the cover!

  3. Karen

    Michelle, you are making it harder and harder for me to pick just one favorite from all of your designs šŸ™‚ Congratulations on such a great cover for LP&Q–and that HUGE font announcing your treat inside!

  4. Lisa

    It’s amazing to me how different the quilt looks in the design and then in the prints. It looks great
    both ways. Congratulations on making the cover.

  5. Shasta

    This is beautiful. Congratulations on being published, and getting a cover quilt. I find the complex fabrics hard to work with also, but oh they make such a nice impact.

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