This week I decided to play with turquoise and my all time favorite neutral, navy blue. There was something about this colour combination and snow that just seemed to work. First I raided my scraps and then pulled this bundle from my stash…
I had used navy and turquoise together before, but with “radiant orchid” and some electric blues thrown into the mix.
This time I wanted to keep it simple, clean, cool. I choose an easy block called “World Without End”. This classic quilt block dates back to the 1900’s and I found some wonderful old examples when searching on-line, including one from the Spencer Museum of Art. For my project I used Quilters Cache’s free paper piecing pattern which you can find here.
This is another quick, fun block that packs a punch, and is perfect for scraps. I just loved how the strong colour contrast with this pattern.
I was surprised how big my turquoise stash was and it has been great fun cutting into it for this project. I have added this to my list of “must finish” for 2014… a list that keeps getting bigger. I need some sewing fairies pronto!
26 thoughts on “Colour Play Turqoise”
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Sandra… thanks for the heads up. The link is now fixed.
Your blocks are coming out wonderfully- I especially love that black piece with elephants!
The elephants were a fabulous find I made at Spotlight in Australia. They are the darkest navy I have ever seen but are so darling.
your navy/turquoise/pink/purple quilt is one of the prettiest I have EVER SEEN. 🙂 I ❤ it.
Oh, Cath. Is there any colour combo you can’t make incredible? Every time I see there’s a new post from you, I know I’ll be amazed. Turquoise…. love, love, love.
Jenn I am sure that my colour experiments will result in some disasters sooner or later…but that is half the fun right!
… love the colors together!
Those navy-turquoise blocks are beautiful!
oooohhh so so pretty, love the color combo, and mix of patterns is great!!!
That looks fab! Love it.
It’s like you’re trying to woo me with color. You always choose the best combinations.
If you happen to get inundated with the “sewing fairies” I could put them to work as well 🙂 ♥ the colours, so cool and fresh 🙂
I have yet to find any of the legendary “sewing fairies” but if they do show up I will let you know. LOL.
One of my favourite colour combinations, and that’s a paper pieced block I could manage quite happily!
it’s stunning; really dynamic colour.
The turquoise is so striking against the navy – it really popped out on the thumb nail over at WIP Wednesday!
I really like your color combos!
The little umbrella print is so cute.
This is great I’ve a quilt idea in the back of my find (for a few months down the road) and I’m almost sure it’s going to be navy to suit the room it’ll live in but I’ve been really struggling with a good colour combo to put with the navy – thanks for the wonderful idea I adore the turquoise combo.
The turquoise cross kayak blocks are wonderful! But, of course, I would love them!
Too funny. I had not even noticed they looked like Kayaks.
Simply great .Love the way you use Colors without White!
Love what you have done, such fresh colours
I love your STASH, you find such great fabric there and you have a way with combinating the colours. That and the simplicity in the blocks trickmy imagination -thanksfor being such a inspiration, I WILL HAVE TO TRY som e of your blocks =0)
I may have a fabric problem…. but I am dealing with it by cutting it, ironing it, sewing it and at times hiding it!