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Hothouse Orchids – Pantone Quilt Challenge Finish

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.

HothouseOrchids_Front

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:

  • Should I put a thicker border around the edge?
    Hothouse_Orchids_ThickSashing
  • Should I go darker or go white for the binding?

After great feedback from my IG friends (thank you), I chose no thick borders, and I did go with the darker binding.

HothouseOrchids_Back

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.

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge

 

This is also one of my Quarter Goals and linking up with:
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Simply Stars: First big finish!!

It only took 211 posts since I started blogging, but I finally have my first big finish.

My Simply Stars quilt is finished, and gifted to a very dear friend, who is expecting a girl!!! I added light grey striped binding. Here are the blogs to describe the process:

and of course the photo’s. As its my first big finish, I made sure I captured it I hope you don’t mind me sharing :-).

The finished front and back of Simply Stars

Simply Stars Front_Finished Simply Stars Back_Finished

The casual thrown on the chair look

Simply Stars Casual

In case, you need more close-ups of the binding and quiltingSimply Stars CloseUp Quilting_binding SimplyStarsClose_upCorner

Lastly, the inaugural roll
Simply Stars Folded

I am linking up with Janice @ Better off Thread for Sew Cute Tuesday, which I am super excited about since it was her ultra wavy quilting design I tried and Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday – even though its a few days away.

Better Off Thread

As this is the 1st of 2 quilts I put as my goals for July, I am checking in for mid-July with “A Lovely year of finishes”.

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