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).
The 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!!
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:
- Should I put a thicker border around the edge?
- 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.
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 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.
- Pilvi in Eggplant, Mormor – Lotta Jansdotter
- Line Leaf in Khaki,Bark and Branch – Eloise Renouf
- Leaves in Curry, Botanics – Carolyn Friedlander
- Text in Charcoal, Sunrise Print Text – Alison Glass
- Triangularity in Stardust, Chromatics – AGF
- Soaring Free in Cloudy, Safari Moon – Frances Newcombe
- Wood Grain in Teal, Scenic Route – Deena Rutter
- Jewel in Coral, Catnap – Lizzy House
- Up in the Air Pollen, Up Up and Away – Skinny LaMinx
- Mod Dot in Dove True Colors – Heather Bailey
- Meandering in Petal, Wee Wander – Sarah Jane
- 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).
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.
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).