High hopes dashed

I had high hopes for this week coming off a great vacation. Those were soon dashed, as I came back with a head cold… which unfortunately has not improved 4 days later. So, instead I am posting this to share with you all, what my intentions were (thumbs up)…and the fact I love this project.


Rangers Station is the one project I did not make progress on during my vacation. This quilt I had hoped to finish for the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge (let’s be honest, I won’t make tomorrow’s deadline, no matter what my voices in my head are telling me).

My design was based on the signs on a rangers station, in the mountains of North Carolina. I used Oakshott Cottons for this quilt. The middle blocks use colors, out of the autumn bundle; and then the border is Lipari (08).

IMG_4073The wind picked up during my photo shoot, I loved how it landed. I think the color additions of  yellows, oranges and the purple/raisin worked well with the “Marsala-like” solid.

For the back I did have a plan of adding prints to solids but pulling the line and cross elements to the back. Here is what I plan to work with.


Finally, one more shot of the front.

Good luck to those that enter, I will be coming over to vote!! I encourage you all though, that if you have a chance, enter….they have great prizes!!
2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge

10 thoughts on “High hopes dashed

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I finished the top right before Christmas so it does not qualify – all finishes must be in 2015. So, I thought at least I will share my intentions :-). I think this is one of my favorite quilts, and once this cold has gone I will definitely get back to it!!

  1. barbe

    i agree with quiltinmod, put it in the just the top category. Such beautiful colors you chose. at the being i wasn’t sure i liked the color, but now i’m loving the richness Marsala gives other fabrics

  2. Sue

    Such a shame you couldn’t get this one finished. Maybe you could link it up with non-judged entries if you don’t feel you can link the top only…

  3. Renee

    We have had a sick week here too, so I understand how you feel! I love the color you chose for this quilt! Makes me want to go get some Oakeshott right now!


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