Color Crush

I love the combination of Aqua and Red.  And it seems to be around quite a bit…
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My January calendar
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A recent cover of Love Patchwork & Quilting
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The color selection for Aurifil’s 2014 QAL
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If you search for “aqua and red” on Pinterest, you definitely get an eyeful!  I love the combination, but it seems it can move from perfectly sweet to tooth decay fairly quickly.
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And then I received this lovely gift from a friend in a lovely bag.  Beautiful use of red and aqua, and on the front of the bag, the gold grows up the color combination.  It is just gorgeous. And thusly – Aqua, Gold, Red – my new color obsession.
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Golds
1920 Knotted Trellis in Gold – Bari J. Ackerman
Wishing Flowers in Gold – My Mind’s Eye
Wood Grain in Straw – Joel Dewberry
Posh Paisley in Yellow – Michael Miller House Designer
Reds
Confetti Dots in Tomato – Dear Stella House Designer
Kensington Damask in Red – Emily Taylor
Serenata Lace in Red – Samantha Walker
Ocean Ponies in Coral – Tula Pink
Aquas
Moire in Aquamarine – Bari J. Ackerman (I already own some of this one!!!  🙂 :))
Nest in Aqua – Mark Hordyszynski
Heather in Aqua – Michael Miller House Designer
L’Amor in Teal – Patty Young
My dream collection – just a dream at this point – because of my fabric ban.  I have enough of this color palette to last me a few months in the QAL… and then, well, maybe…
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I love how the first block turned out.  For the blue, I used “L’Amor” in teal that I picked up from JoAnn the other day – the rest are scraps.  I put all the spools in the same direction, because “Bowties are cool”, and because I love how the prints form two diagonal squares.
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You will note that there is some pink.  I cut into some precious scraps of one of my favorite pinks from years ago when I first started sewing.  I have a fairly decent collection of perfect soft pinks that I treasure.
So, I have no idea what I am going to do with this – matches nothing in my house.  But I know I want a full-size quilt out of this palette.  Maybe just start a pile of gorgeous quilts in my bedroom?  We’ll see… it is a long road from this first block to that dilemma.  But I am pretty sure this color crush will stay with me for the whole trip.
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