When I first designed Symphony of Blues I never dreamt it would be as popular as it was. And due to all the love it received, we as a collective at CT thought how great that collection would be updated in a new color palette, and reds instantly came to mind! And so Rhapsody of Reds was born (or re-born depending on how you look at it).
When I was playing around with color, it was very important to have this be bright and cheery and to keep as true to red as possible. The difference with blues and reds, are that blues can have a much greater variety of values and still read blue, but red is trickier, it starts to look pink the lighter you make it, which is not what I wanted. So I kept red and went darker where I needed to, as well as adding black into the mix. It seems people love red & white, but also love it with black. I think all in all it worked out really well and there’s a nice color balance.
It’s so interesting how different this group feels, not better, not worse…just different. I love that!
I particularly love the following prints….
Cartouche in each color-way!
It was especially fun to see what all the designers came up with while designing with this collection. There’s such a variety of looks and I just love that!
I love Sue’s Floating Stars Quilt! It’s just so beautiful, light and refreshing!
I also love Mari’s Lacey Diamonds Quilt. It’s mixes in such a great balance of all the colors within the collection.
I know we just came out of the holiday season, but I think this collection could work really well for Christmas projects, as well as for Valentine’s Day. But the fact that it’s not a seasonal specific collection, it really can be enjoyed all year round.
So I hope you love and enjoy this collection as much as I do! And it’s very possible we’ll have even more iterations of it down the line, so stay tuned:)