I have found that the first thing that draws me to a quilt is color. Vivid color really pulls me in. I want to get closer to see the piecing or applique. Then I want to get even closer to see the quilting.
Recently at the Grand Rapids AQS show I found some wonderful examples of really fantastic use of vivid color. I’d like to share them with you here.
Vivid color quilts on display
First up is a quilt by some ladies from my neck of the woods. The bright colors grabbed me and I really needed to come in close to see the fabulous quilting.
This quilt’s fresh pink grabbed my attention, and when I came closer I found the quilting to be interesting too!
I loved the color transitions Marla used in this next quilt. Well deserved Blue Ribbon!
Vibrant colors and stunning HAND quilting make this quilt a winner in my book.
I am a sucker for color wheel quilts and this one’s spirited colors and lovely quilting did not disappoint.
I must admit, the vivid colors of this quilt were stunning, but it was the motion of the quilting that really drew me in!
Though not bright, these colors were intensely saturated and created a striking quilt and check out her signature around one of the circles with quilted pebbles!
Hope you enjoyed this vivid color parade. Which is your favorite?
by Mary Beth Krapil