Sunday, March 17, 2013

Let's just ignore that awkward silence in between posts, shall we?

Oh good grief. I stink at blogging. But I was so excited to be a part of the Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald challenge .....that I returned to my blog.

Here's my "topper category" entry. Lets just say that I'm an obsessive type of person, and despite extreme effort....I just couldn't make it to the quilting stage on this one. I'm ok with that as I am still able to enter it.

Here's a little closer shot. I think I may name this one Six String Music. I loved making the string hexies and the border was made out if the same strips. Plus I love Jimmy Buffet and that's an excellent song. Seems very fitting.

I used a Northcott solid green ( I'm sorry- I didn't see what the color name or number was). The string fabrics and the fuchsia colored flower fabric were primarily Kaffe Fasset's and the nuetral is Kona Ash (my all time favorite!). The size is 27 x 29 inches.

And now for something really big....Drum roll please, here's the finale .......


The quilt is 58 x 62 inches. I used the same emerald shade of Northcott fabric and the same Kaffe print in the wheel and the center of that little 9 patch. The rest is glorious Kona white. I loved this design as it gave me lots of room to quilt. The design was my own.....and I was pleased with all of the neutral space. Green is my favorite color- so I was extra pumped for this challenge.

For those of you that follow fabulous quilting blogs.... The person holding that magnificent quilt is none other than Fairly Merry! I think just having her hands on it added a little "mo "to its "jo"... Her entry is AMAZING!

Check the whole group out here:

Wish me luck! Although, I am heavy on the Irish side and it is St. Patrick's day....maybe I've got enough on my side already!

Here are some detail shots:

And my favorite way to bind......BY machine!






Marci Girl said...

Wow! Both are amazing, though I have to say the quilting on the finished one is pretty fantastic!

qwilltr said...

We are all working on updating our blogs...yay! Miss you at the retreat! Beautiful quilts!

Brookquilt said...

Thank you on the quilting compliment! I spent a lot of time on it and really enjoyed it. The big blank space was daunting at first but then I figured out what to do.

Peggy- wish I was still at the retreat. I got home and never got to quilt my wall hanging. :(. I know I would have if I could have stayed.....