Here is a little color palette inspiration for you! The background is a simple patchwork of a bunch of blues, turquoises, and light gray, and the appliqué piece is all gold. Since gold and turquoise are almost opposite one another on the color wheel, they help each other stand out.

Fabric Color Palette Inspiration via Shannon-Brinkley.com

Since there is so much going on in the background, I kept all the golds medium in value (dark/light). I think if I had included some really light and dark golds in the deer, the whole quilt would look a bit too wild, and the silhouette would have gotten lost.

Find the deer pattern, here.

Happy sewing!

 

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