Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Indigo

So for the Monochromatic challenge over at patchworktimes.com the color for june is Indigo - here is my question ... which of these fabric piles would you think is more Indigo.  I have my opinion - but I have doubts and wavers too.

Option 1

Option 2

Thanks in advance for your help in this all consuming matter!!

25 comments:

pcflamingo said...

#2 looks more indigo to me. #1 seems more towards the purple spectrum.

Becky said...

#2. If you google images indigo, they will match with the second choice.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

#2 looks more like it to me. I'm also struggling with this color!

Roma said...

#2 is closer to Indigo. but a true indigo is much darker.
and it bleeds alot!!
your fabrics will be fine.

Bari B said...

#2 is closer to Indigo. I agree with Roma that the Indigo fabrics that I have seen are a darker blue, but those are definitely in the same color family.

#1 looks purple to me.

Bari

Diana said...

I always think of indigo as a dark blue/black color. Neither of your piles look like that color to me, but I guess if you took the two brighter blues out of #2, that would be as close as you get. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

#2 especially the darker tones.

Shari in AZ

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Unanimous so far.
#2 vote from me as well----#1 to purply
Such PRETTY fabrics!!!!

Andi said...

Ditto...#2 is more indigo, BUT (my Libra nature coming through) I would ditch the lighter blues from that group and bring in the darker fabrics from group 1 :-)
And remember, Judy says there are no quilt police for this project!

Mary said...

I agree with everyone else, while true indigo's are darker your second pile would work just fine.

paula, the quilter said...

Number 2!

Pat said...

pile #2~just like everyone else!

Cheryl Willis said...

we were discussing this at quilt meeting last night, I am torn between going with a dark purple or dark blue and calling it good (in a hundred years who is going to know anyway-lol)

I might just subsitute Navy and move on.

both of your groups look great btw

Kathie said...

ditto on #2

LizA. said...

If you believe wiki, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo then definitely the second one.

krisgray said...

Indigo to me = dark blue. Partly b/c the blue indigo plant blooms blue, I guess.

Vicki W said...

Ditto. Although I envision indigo as a darker, blacker blue. But #2 is good enough for the challenge. I don't think Judy will disqualify you with either choice!

Melinda said...

Like everyone else, I think #2. For mine I am going to go with mostly dark blues but a splash of purple thrown in. If the quilt police aren't looking anyway, why not? :)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's unanimous...#2! What are you making?!?!

Viki said...

#1 is purple
#2 is indigo

but there are no quilt police here, so feel free to interpret "indigo" to be what ever color you want!!

Elaine Adair said...

mmm, neither of them look like Indigo to me. I thought Indigo had an 'older' or 'aged' look, maybe with slight threads of white or threads of darker blue/black occasionally, but definitely more repro appearing.

fabricpixie said...

Indigo is a very dark blue, seen in lots of Asian quilts. If I had to say what it looked like, I would say navy blue.

Do a 'search' on indigo fabrics and you'll see that it is quite dark.

warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

Nancy E said...

Hi Alycia... I work with color all day long (photography-- used a palette to paint on photos before photoshop)... #2 is closer to indigo, although indigo is actually, a deep purplish blue to a dark grayish-blue. It can sometimes be taken for a very cark blue with a purple tinge to it.

Lori said...

Indigo is whatever color you have in your stash! teehee! Unless you really feel a need to shop for more.

Roslyn said...

I vote for option #2 Alycia