So Pantone has announced it’s color of the year. If you are not aware of this annual event, it is supposed to be the touchstone of color trends in the decorating and design worlds for the coming year. This year it is an indigo based medium/dark blue. According to Pantone, it is supposed to evoke calm in a troubled world. It’s about time something tried to help keep things calm instead of stirring things up. Here’s a link to their website if you would like to know more about the color and the reasons behind this choice. Please do remember that everyone’s computer monitor may show color slightly differently, but it will be close enough to get the feel.
I like this choice because it is comfortable and familiar. The darkest of the blues in Alaska, the BOM from this year is the first fabric that jumps to mind, but there are plenty of great blues, in batik or reproduction or anywhere in between that are in stock. I even have two finished quilts for sale that use the color of the year. One is a large lap size with prairie points made in reproductions, and the other is a twin size tied comforter with custom embellishments. See the details shot below. Both are going for $120.00 and yes there is a bit of that lovely blue shot cotton left in stock.
This Tuesday is Handstitcher’s and Stumpwork Club meetings. Handstitichers will be working on UFO’s and Stumpwork will be either working UFOs or beginning with Gracie the fish. See the club page for details on Gracie. As a hopefully unneeded reminder, if Red Hook Schools are closed or delayed we will postpone. As there is no Crazy Quilt Club in December we can simply meet the following Tuesday.
Stay safe and Warm and Keep stitching!!