Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nuanced Neon Mosaic Contest Entries

A few days ago, I saw on my Bloglovin feed that Stitched in Color was having another fabric mosaic contest sponsored by Mad About Patchwork.  Rachel gives a theme and some inspirational photographs and then you get to go play, creating different fabric bundles from the fabrics in Mad About Patchwork.  I may have ordered a bit too much fabric the last few months so I hoped that making digital fabric combinations would satisfy my fabric tooth without having more fabric arrive at my house (you can have a sweet tooth so why not a fabric tooth?).

The theme was Nuanced Neon.  For my first bundle I went with the colors I think about first when I think neon: bright, warm, saturated colors.  I added some slightly more muted warm shades for balance.  I think that these fabrics would look great in a quilt design with some strong geometric shapes on a crisp white background.

For my second entry, I focused more on the "nuanced" part of the theme.  I first selected some bright neon blues, because a bright neon blue is not the first color I think of when I hear neon.  I then paired the neon blues with some low volume prints, most of which had a blue component to tie into the neon blues.  I think that the prints, as arranged below, would look awesome as a repeating plus block in a quilt.

I hope you enjoyed my interpretations of Nuanced Neon and will hop over to Stitched in Color's blog to see the other gorgeous entries.


  1. Just can't resist that Plus, can you? Like your choices. Not in your face, but qualifying for the theme. Definitely nuanced.

  2. Your selections look great! I had a hard time getting into this theme for some reason, but I love your idea of using it to satisfy the urge to buy fabric... did it work?

  3. I like both of yours! So many pretty mosaics to choose from =)


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