If you have not noticed, “blue” (especially the indigo blues) are making a comeback, as colors do. I am seeing them in interiors, fashion and in quilting and crafts. I was fortunate to make a trip to Japan in the fall of 2013, as featured artist at the Yokohama Quilt Festival. Being in Japan for ten days was amazing and I fell in love with indigo. Near the end of the trip, I went to the “Blue and White” store in Tokyo and spent a lot of money.
Wanting to capture the essence of Japan from my trip, I isolated these tiny treasures I collected and indigo became the foundation color for the piece. The acid type of green was a wonderful companion, as was orange in this piece.
Valori Wells was captured by the indigo bug, and paired it with some greys and white in this intuitive pieced quilt that she created for Aurafil Threads. It is a free download pattern on the Stitchin' Post website under Free Patterns.
The idea of a traditional log cabin beginning in the center and working out is how Val proceeded. Pay attention to how she distributed the value changes to make the piece interesting.
But, what really topped it off is the Kantha style stitching that she did with Aurafil embroidery thread.
If you would like to purchase fabric to get started on your own Indigo project, check out the Stitchin' Post website for more at www.StitchinPost.com