Friday, January 17, 2014

Boxed In 9 Patch Quilt with Radiant Orchid

 Did you know that the 
color authority
has declared
Radiant Orchid
the Pantone Color of 2014?
Quilt maker Pat Grago
must have sensed the latest trend
as she brought together scraps 
to make 
Boxed In 9-Patch
 A 9 Patch surrounded by Half Square Triangles
and then set On Point
Appliqued vines
 I am just learning that there 
REALLY IS an official
"World Color Authority"
and not just some funky title flying around out there.
Pantone, LLC ,which has been in existence since 1968,
is a global authority on color
and a
provider of professional color standards
for Design Industries.
"Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations' color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year." (Wikipedia)
Secret meetings in European Capitals?
I think I've seen a few movies start out like that.
Who would guess Purple  would provide such intrigue?
I wonder how a person applies for such a job?
 I'd be happy to go to Europe twice a year
and secretly talk about color.
Until then, I will try to be content
by including a little 
Radiant Orchid 
in my quilts this year.
If you would like to make a 
Boxed In 9 Patch
Pat is teaching this quilt as a class 
on Saturday February 22nd 
from 9:30-3:30


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

LOL - yes would love to be in on secret meetings on color!

Cardygirl said...

Are they like the color police?