I have finished my Pantone Quilt Challenge quilt. This mini quilt really allowed me to explore a couple of themes:
- A color study with Radiant Orchid, where I used shades of Radiant orchid as sashing and across the diagonal from top left to bottom right. The whole clover sunshine line by Alison Glass offered great radiant orchid like prints and great complementary colors.
- A theme study for Borders and Lines; after reading Quilting: Color + Lines by Yoshiko Jinzenji, I thought this would be a great opportunity to explore this topic with fiber.
This quilt is all appliqué, which was my first time using this technique. I really enjoyed it. I had a hard times with a couple of decisions:
After great feedback from my IG friends (thank you), I chose no thick borders, and I did go with the darker binding.
So, to wrap up…the final details:
Name: Hothouse Orchids
Size: 18″ x 19″
Fabric (front): Clover Sunshine by Alison Glass, Kona Violet (sashing), Kona White (background)
Fabric (back): Ludovika from Ikea
Quilting: Straight line quilting – various width bands with invisible thread.
Linking up and entering the Mini Quilt Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Anne @ Play crafts + Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.
This is also one of my Quarter Goals and linking up with:
I looks great, I think you made the right decision with the borders. I love that backing fabric, it looks like someone has been colouring it in!
I love this so much I want to make one. I am a rookie at applique but I think this would be very fun. The fabrics are awesome and I like the dark binding.
I really, really love this little quilt. I love how you used the colors. It’s a real stand-out!
This is a very fun quilt to look at! Lots of great lines and fabrics!
I love it- wonderful line-play.
Awesome! I love this style. 🙂
It turned out great!
This is wonderful, Michelle! I think you made great choices all around – especially love the bright binding and the backing fabric as compliments to the design.
I love how it turned out, and your quilting choice! I think the binding worked perfectly.
I have that backing fabric on one of my quilts. i love it. Sometimes I think I love the back of that quilt more than the front 🙂
Stunning. It is amazing how such a small piece of fabric can have such an impact. I think this is my favourite thing that I have seen made with Clover Sunshine.
One of my favorite Pantone Challenge quilts I’ve seen yet. It’s fantastic!
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I love houw you used teh challenge as an opportunity to explore some new techniques! Your quilt is lovely and I’m a big fan of clover sunshine too!
I’ve been following the progress of this on IG, and it’s awesome to see it all finished! I love those vibrant prints with the radiant orchid borders. What a gorgeous finish, Michelle!!
Isn’t IG the best for that instant feedback? Love that! And I love your mini, it’s really unique, and I love the asymmetry of the borders!
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