I've had a number of requests for showing Painted Meadow fabric in my Joy and Delight quilt design. I love the ease of the computer to try out a few things so lets have some color and print fun! I designed Joy and Delight with my Christmas collection, Splendid. I showed it with the blocks alternating two prints OR in a version with the large block centers using a Layer Cake for a scrappier look. With this exercise in color play, I'm staying with the scrappy Layer Cake assortment.
I'm starting with some of my favorites (I think) because I really enjoy how soft and pretty these can look in this more pastel palette. The above quilt shows the snowflakes in the borders in pink. So now I can feel free to call them sparkle bursts instead of snowflakes. They have a sparkly decorative feeling. Of course you can make this quilt without the border sparkles but I think they do add a layer of twinkle (or pixie dust??) to make those borders feel special. Below is a more close up view to see the softness of the sparkle bursts in a light color. Also the framing around the blocks is shown in pink (below) vs light green (above).
A little more exploration of pinks...lighter to the deeper pink. With the lighter pink background I used dark pink framing and border sparkles. When using a darker frame around the blocks, I like to switch the small squares in between to a light color for more contrast and the color sparkle of the white accents (see, more sparkle!). With the dark pink I went back to the pop of the cream frames but made my border sparkles even darker red.
I enjoy the more dramatic tealish blues of Painted Meadow and thought it would be fun to see some blue stories. A deep midnight blue frames the squares in this first one.
And on this version I wanted to add a soft khaki or light tan for the frames. I think the addition of the neutral natural light tan gives this an entirely different feeling and is a nice compliment to all the color in the blocks. There is something so restful and calm about this color combination.
Hope you enjoyed a little color play with Painted Meadow and this helps in visualizing quilt plans! If you are interested in Joy and Delight, it is shown in Splendid in my shop.
Deborah I Graber
1/24/2020 04:07:06 pm
I am so glad I don't have to pick a favorite! they are all gorgeous!
3/26/2020 04:43:11 am
I simply adore all your colorations! You have SUCH an eye! Awesome to watch how the colors interact with each other! I seem to be allergic to white--I can just LOOK at it and it gets dirty! So colors in the background fit me to a T! Thank you!
6/26/2020 05:58:16 am
Just love your Painted Meadow Line. I've done the Kyoto Steps pattern and have a Layer cake to do another pattern. Liking the Picket fence and the Joy and Delight patterns. Being new to quilting, I'm not sure if a designer ever brings back a collection? I would love to get more of your Painted meadow line! I'm in Canada. Tammy
6/1/2022 02:08:00 pm
I LOVE that you do the color playwith your patterns,as color is the worse part of quilting
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