Friday, 14 March 2014

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid!

Adrianne from On the Windy Side, and Anne from  play crafts  teamed up to host the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

I'm excited to be entering Scrappy Plus in the Quilts category!! 

Quilt Details

Scrappy Plus measures 52 x 68 inches, and features a mix of batiks, cotton prints and solids, and even a fabric I screen printed in a class with Rayna Gillman. 

Over-sized floating plus signs on the back are a playful nod to the design on the front, and an improv pieced strip uses up leftovers and completes the back. Dark brown binding with a rich purple flange wraps things up.

Scrappy Plus


Close up.


 

Scrappy Plus, blowing in the breeze.

 
The back of Scrappy Plus - the wind has picked up!




See previous posts about this quilt:

Thank you to Adrianne and Anne for this fun challenge, and thanks to the judges and sponsors as well!

Joining up with:

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

Try, Learn, Grow!
Carole

Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!


13 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, thanks for dropping by my blog at RunningHen.blogspot.com . I know what your husband means about "taking over the world" with your quilt/art. It's all I can do to contain mine! My husband graciously agreed to let me take over the master bedroom :)

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    1. Aaasss ifff he has a choice - muahahaha!

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  2. I see I'm not the only one who likes to mix and match my quilting cottons with my batiks! They work so well together, so congrats on this finish. Oh, and I agree with both you and Julie (comment above) about taking over the kitchen, then bedroom, then house, then the world with our art! Haha Let it multiply!

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    1. Thanks! Is mixing the two against the rules? - bahahaha...rules! YES, let's take over the wORLd! (Are you familiar with Pinky and the Brain?) I'm feeling particularly sparkly today thanks to your visit MS! Love your energy. :)

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  3. My first thought when I saw your beautiful quilt was..yummy! I love the rich colors.

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    1. Thank you! This colour combination is a favourite of mine.

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  4. The quilt is beautifully done but the quilting really brings it all together.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I so love the texture of quilting, and am happy it shows up in the photos. :)

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  5. What a fantastic mix of colours - it has a real autumn feel to me! The texture of the quilting is just to die for.

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    1. Thanks! I think of this as my gypsy quilt....earthy and rich, but with a touch of excitement and special magic. Thanks again for offering such a fun challenge, Adrianne!

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  6. What a beautiful mixture of colors! I'm with Adrianne, it has a real autumnal feel to it. :) I love the layout of the back, the different scales of the plus blocks adds a lot of interest!

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    1. Thanks! I also love the back. Even though I was impatient while piecing it, I'm glad I needed to be creative to make the fabric "stretch". Thank you, too, for the fun challenge, Anne!

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  7. I must have missed this beautiful quilt post in March! Plus quilt is also on my to-do list and yours certainly pushes it up on it. Beautiful, beautiful!

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