Morning Glories applique quilt - a play with color

Posted by Ruth on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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I've been looking at my "Glorious Morning" quilt and thinking it would look great in different colors. Since the morning glories on this pattern are appliqued, it would be so easy to audition various fabrics, but sometimes it is easier to figure it out first. Mostly I know morning glories in a blue-purple color, but I see there are many in shades of blue-blue, purple and pink. Even white ones. I decided to play a little with colors to see what I came up with. First, here is the original.morning glories1

I enhanced the colors a little to give a more golden look to the background, brighten up the border and give the flowers a richer look...morning glories2

Then I enhanced the leaves making them a little brighter.morning glories 3

Now, I changed the leaves to a blue-green color, to blend in better with the background but still dark enough not to get lost.morning glories 4

Now, I changed the color of the leaves from the blue-green to a more yellow-green

morning glories 5

Going back to the original leaves, I changed the color of the flowers to a fuchsia pink.morning glories 8

and enhanced the leaves again into the blue-green shade.morning glories 9

Then finally added the yellow-green leaves back in.morning glories 10

With enhanced leaves of blue-green, I made purple flowers.morning glories 11

This was fun! One more thing to try and that was a change to the background. I wasn't going through all the variations, I just picked on of the fuchsia pink flowers to work with. I changed the background to a yellow and blue combination.morning glories 7

If you have made this quilt pattern, I'd love to see how it turned out and what colors you used. 

Which one is your favorite?  I posted my favorite on the Arbee Designs website: Glorious Morning

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