Palette Parade- Candy Hearts

In general I like to pull my color palettes from nature, but these were just too tempting!

chalky pastels

touch of red

sweet shapes

1.Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Lemon 2.Robert Kaufman Spot On Medium Dot Pink 3.Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet Sandbox 4.Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture Bubblegum 5.dear Stella Cleo Bargello Sand 6.Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Petunia 7.Free Spirit Designer Solids Chamois 8.Moda Bella Solids Cheddar 9.Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture Spring 10.Alexander Henry Mecca For Moderns Mercer Dot Red 11.Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture Soft White 12.Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls Fine Stripe Willow

It’s all half-square triangles.  I love half-square triangles!  I would bind it with the red dot.  Would you throw in a few red pinwheels, too, just to break up all the sweetness?

I guess the photo shoot ends here 🙂

9 thoughts on “Palette Parade- Candy Hearts

  1. love the quilt design and I don’t think it needs any red in it. I like the way it is now, as you look at it, different colors seem to stand out, I think the red would draw the eye too much and take away from the subtle shifting that I see now.
    Just my two cents.
    Your daughter is adorable!

  2. Although I normally don’t like pastels, this is a really nice quilt — I love the pattern, and the colours are great for the candy hearts and also Easter. I’d love to see a mock-up of this same quilt with a little red thrown in, as you suggest, just to see how it looks. But I tend to agree with Carolyn — the way it is now, your eye is drawn all over the place by the different colours, and the red might take away from that. But I’d be very interested to see if I’m wrong — maybe it would be just right! (You can see my usual indecision at work here…)

    Sweet Eva!!! Those pictures are so cute.

    1. I think you guys are right, the red would probably draw too much attention to itself. But I love it as a binding just as a subtle nod to the wording on the hearts. Thanks for the comments!

      On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:05 AM, Jessie Aller

  3. What a retry quilt! Hsts used to be my nemesis, but now they don’t scare me…although in this number it’s a bit daunting!

    1. There are so many clever ways to make HSTs though, so it wouldn’t be too bad… and the blocks are big -16″- so you get a lot of bang for your buck. It’s a queen-sized quilt!

      On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Jessie Aller

  4. Oh, love your quilt layout it looks fab! I think red dot for the binding is great, but like a few others think it might be too dominant in the quilt? Popped over from the Blog Meet 🙂

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