This month is about one of my favorite colors, the peach/coral shades. When thinking about what to do this month, I realized I actually did not have that many projects, so this month you get to see some of my friends projects too.
Coral/Peach + Neutrals
Looking for soft looking projects, then the mix of peaches/corals with neutrals are a great choice.
Melissa (IG: meliherboth) made this stunning version of Denyse Schmidt’s Irish Chain quilt using white + Peach/corals.
Amy (IG: duringquiettime Blog: During Quiet Time) mixed a neutral palette (white + grey) withe peaches and corals to make this crisp and clean-looking quilt “Melon Ice“. She even has a pattern available for this quilt.
Coral/Peach + Warm
I love matching the coral/peach colors with other warm colors. This zipper pouch project was one of the first things I ever made with the Les Amis Fabric range.The peaches and brown’s that it came in that line, are some of my favorite brown prints today.
Other great warm color combination’s that have worked with peach is this one. You will see more of this project soon, as it’s almost finished. The peachy colors used in this project adds depth, as they are lower volume than the oranges and purples.
Coral/Peach + Cool
I also love a good mint or aqua match-up with coral/peach colors. These cooler colors make add a great balance to projects. This bag from Patchwork Please, was my first ever bag. I loved the play of patchwork of colors of coral, peach, yellow, purple, orange against the solid aqua pocket background.
Amy’s project “Pointed Statement” uses the deeper blues to give a great contrast to the peaches and corals. With the variations in shapes and the shades of the two colors, I love how your eye just can’t help but to wander over the quilt – provides great movement.
Coral + Multi-colored
This last project, uses a great mix of warm and cool colors with peach + coral adding to the warmer palette. Sarah’s (IG: SarahSchrawDesigns, Blog: Sarah Quilts) has done a fabulous job interpreting Denyse Schmidt’s Single Girl Quilt vintage but modern feel to this quilt.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing other projects from the quilting community this month.
Do you have an old solids Color Card (eg. the kona color card)?
Cut it up into individual pieces and play with finding a palette that works. I find starting with 4 colors is easiest and then think about the balance these 4 bring. Do you need to add more variation or depth, add an additional 2 colors. Note: More than 6 will make it more difficult and you could lose cohesiveness.
Website: Color Matters
This challenge is a mini research project, and hopefully expanding your inspiration focus. Find an artist (fine arts – oil, printing, painting, drawing) who uses peaches and corals in their work. What other colors do they use with this color palette? Now try to recreate this color palette using your own prints and/or solids. Next week, I will provide you a link-up in the guest post introduction, to add your fabric pull with description of the artist (and link) to the pieces of work you were inspired by.
The prize this month is a 6 piece peach and coral bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics and a $20 Gift card from the Fat Quarter Shop. Winner will be announced in next month’s first post.
Winner for Last Month
I was so happy to hear how much you all are enjoying the posts. The winner of last month’s draw is Momi machts. I will be emailing you shortly to get your details.