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“Hot House Orchids” : Entry for Bloggers Quilt Festival

So, this is my second quilt I am entering in Amy’s Bloggers Quilt Festival.


I loved this project for so many reasons:

  • The study of the color radiant orchid
  • My first ever appliqué quilt
  • I was exploring the using of lines and borders and inspired by Quilting: Color + Lines  by Yoshiko Jinzenji


The fabric for the front is Alison Glass’ line Clover Sunshine, which has such fabulous colors.

I just used some irregular straight line quilting on this one, to ensure the quilting did not take away from the study of lines.

Name: Hothouse Orchids
 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.

I am entering this one to the appliqué quilt section. You should take a look, I already have a favorite in this category….the one with all the chairs….LOVE IT!!

Do you have a favorite yet??

Sunday Stash #2 – 2014

I love using low-volume fabrics. I decide to put together a low-volume mosaic, that I would like to buy. I have recently bought a few of these from Hawthorne threads.mosaic150332ee978d1256bac00c7120ae66f2ad224997

  1. Pilvi in Eggplant, Mormor – Lotta Jansdotter
  2. Line Leaf in Khaki,Bark and Branch – Eloise Renouf 
  3. Leaves in Curry, Botanics – Carolyn Friedlander
  4. Text in Charcoal, Sunrise Print Text – Alison Glass
  5. Triangularity in Stardust, Chromatics – AGF
  6. Soaring Free in Cloudy, Safari Moon – Frances Newcombe
  7. Wood Grain in Teal, Scenic Route – Deena Rutter
  8. Jewel in Coral, Catnap – Lizzy House
  9. Up in the Air Pollen, Up Up and Away – Skinny LaMinx
  10. Mod Dot in Dove True Colors – Heather Bailey
  11. Meandering in Petal, Wee Wander – Sarah Jane
  12. La Venta in Jade, Palos Verde Voile – A Creative Mint

Of course, you can’t just have low-volumes, you need some bright and vibrant color prints too!!! Here is my recent purchase…..I am loving Alison Glass Clover Sunshine (purchased from Westwood Acres). AlisonGlass_SunshineClover

I am using this bundle, in a project for Book Review Tuesday. I am thinking of double dipping. I love those purples on the left which could be perfect for “Radiant Orchid” Pantone Challenge link-up.

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

Ooh, almost forgot. I am trying out instagram (ml_wilkie), I would love to see what you all are up to. What do you think about instagram??

Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (link on the right hand menu).