Monday, January 14, 2013

Got My Paint Chip!

This is the Paint Chip that arrived in the mail today for

  The Quilt & Needle Paint Chip Challenge.

Tea Stain - Cliveden Gray Morning - Grandma's Linen

Our paint colors for this challenge are randomly assigned
by the Challenge Moderator

I am feeling pretty good about these neutral greens.  I do like greens but the grey tones in these are outside my usual color box. 

I joined in this challenge with the idea that when the paint chip arrived I would find something in my stash and make it work for this project as I am on a "no new fabric purchases" budget  ... well ... with the grand exception of fabrics for my daughter's wedding quilt.  

I was not really concerned that I would have to drop out for lack of fabric as I do have a very big beautiful stash ... but in these colors?

I lucked out on this one!

On Saturday, I had unburied the pink squares and strips I had tucked in the back of a closet so I could work on the pink color blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy.  The fabrics paired with these pinks are the exact green grays on this paint chip card.

The card is from the "neutral green" in Lowe's Valspar Paint Colors. The pinks I am using to compliment these colors are from "neutral red" in the color selector.

So I have my challenge project already next to my sewing machine!

The original squares in this quilt all came from a baggie of scraps that I found on a white elephant table at a nearby quilt show a couple of years ago.  At the time, I wondered why picked them up and what I might ever do with them.  Then last summer I was drawn to the "Rhubarb Pie" quilt featured on the Keepsake Quilting catalogue and decided to see if I might make my own version of this quilt.  So I added some similar greens and pinks from my stash and started sewing it as a leaders and enders project.

At some point I decided to put it away for awhile as I was not sure I was liking the way it was looking and that maybe I needed to tinker with the pattern.  When I got my paint chip today and started thinking, an image of how I want to put my own twist on this sprang into my mind.  So I am off and running on this challenge.

It is all just for fun with my quilty friends at the Q&N.

You can still sign up for this challenge here on the

 or through the 

New friends are always welcome at the Quilt and Needle!

I hope you will be joining us!



Quiltsmiles said...

Thanks for your smiling words for the IN Your Own Words Hop. It's appreciated. Your paint chip selection is very classy. Can't wait to see more. Jane

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea for a challenge! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Tiffaney said...

I can't wait to see your challenge project completed. You are much braver them I. Not wanting to have to purchase fabric kept me out of that challenge.

mammafairy said...

Looks like a really interesting challenge. I hope it all works the way it is in your head!