Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Color Mosaic Contest - Nuanced Neon

Stitched in Color is once again having a color mosaic contest, sponsored by Mad About Patchwork.  The theme this time is Nuanced Neon...

Two winners will receive a FQ bundle of their fabric choices!  The contest runs through midnight tonight at which time Rachel will choose her favorites and then open up voting to the rest of us with the final winners announced on May 25th!  So get your entries in and then remember to go back and vote for your favorites!

Rachel guides us to "choose fabrics to express your interpretation of Nuanced Neon.  Your collection of fabrics can be playfully bright neon or more nuanced with neutrals or soft shades.  Just make sure to include a few very bright colors.."  I have been dying to make a neon quilt!  I LOVE neon; its my absolute.favorite.color.ever!  Just ask my husband.  He gets so sick of my overly saturated running shoes, pants, and jewelry.  

Nuanced Neon #1 - Tempered Brights

I wanted to create a more grown-up version of neon with this color palette.  I think that the bright oranges and greens are nicely off set by the soft blue and pink.  They give the whole thing a slightly more sophisticated feeling.  The warm grey neutrals give your eye somewhere to rest and pause.  So that even though your energized, you are still focused and calm.

Fabrics are as follows, left to right, top to bottom: 1. Dots in Sappy Green, 2. Droplet in Carrot, 3. Lilac Meadows in Bermuda, 4. Lulu in Persimmon,  5. Mercury in Chartreuse,  6. Ink in Parchment,  7. Apricot Sunstone,  8.Climbing Vine in Khaki,   9.  Fox Shrine in Green

Nuanced Neon #2 - Clashy Classy Brights

I'm fairly certain I've worn an outfit in these exact colors.  There is something so satisfying about these clashy bright colors all together.  They are pleasing to the eye but there's also something about them that makes you a little bit uncomfortable.  And if I'm not a little bit uncomfortable each day then I know that I need to make a change.  These colors inspire me to be open, excited, happy, strong, and adventurous.

Fabrics are as follows, left to right, top to bottom: 1. Speckled in Periwinkle, 2. Pressed Leaves,  3. Butterflies in  Red, 4. Gingham in Silver,  5. Leaves in Ultramarine,  6. Chasing Butterflies in Fruit Punch,  7. Word Find in Pink,  8. TinyScript in Red,  9.  Leaves in Plum


  1. I personally like your classy classy brights palette the best! haha! :)

  2. Adore those clashy brights! You did such a great job picking fabrics that hint at each other while still not feeling like an intentional collection. You're also making me question why I don't have word find in EVERY color available yet :)


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