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Pink: a mosaic contest

What do you think about when people mention the color pink? I think of Neapolitan ice cream, Pink Panther, Blossoms / Spring, Pinky Bars, Pigs / Miss Piggy and Breast Cancer awareness.

I am not usually a pink kind of person, but a while ago, I decided to start a very pink quilt for a friends daughter….”Neapolitan”. Here is the first two blocks, with a goal for a finish in July.
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The overall design will look like this:PinkyBar_QuiltDesign

Why am I bringing this up, you might ask? Tonight, while catching up on blog posts, I discovered that Rachel over @ Stitched in Color is running my favorite competition again….yes, a mosaic contest!! The color palette, you guessed, is PINK!!!

I decided to enter a low-volume pink mosaic:
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and for the second entry (and my favorite) a saturated palette of pink and orange:mosaicdac82341f8ff440aa21485db048c9086db6acaf1

Creating these mosaic’s are so much fun, why not give it a try….go over and check out Rachel’s post.

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Mosaic competition finalists, Voting open

Today, the finalists were announced and the voting opened for the Washed Earth Mosaic competition, over at Stitched in Color. Great news, I am a finalist along with a couple of my blog and quilting friends!! It would be great, if you go over take a look and vote on your favorite. Voting is open until midnight Sunday.

This is my entry that made it through:mosaic4ae2a2c8a565760c2b8870d34823252756bc8098

It was inspired by these photos of autumn/fall in Appalachian mountains in North Carolina.
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Have a great weekend.

 

Washed Earth Mosaics

Rachel over @ Stitched in Color is hosting another mosaic competition. You all know how much I love color and how much I enjoy participating in the mosaics. This time the mosaics need to be created using fabric images from pink chalk fabrics and should represent a washed earth theme – i.e. earthy tones, browns, greys and whites.

Here is my first entry, which is a little more saturated and inspired by fall in the mountains of North Carolina:
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Second entry having more of the washed look and again inspired by our trip to the Appalachians last fall:

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Go over and take a look, have a go. Voting opens October 4th.

Clashy Bright Mosaic Entries

Rachel over at Stitched in Color is running another mosaic competition in conjunction with Marmalade Fabrics. I so enjoyed the last one, as I am always seeing colors combinations I can translate into fabric selections. This time since the goal is to look at bright, high volume colors, and she has some great photos for inspiration in her post.

This is my first entry:

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which is based on this amazing photo of flowers in the Netherlands (I am thinking tulips). The vibrancy has been one of my favorites for a while now and I am thinking that this would be a great striped quilt.

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The second entry is inspired by a bright tiled wall of randomly placed tiles. I decided that I really liked the idea of an entry with pre-dominant solids which are the bright tiles and then the lower volume, less bright tiles being of prints.
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The tiled wall of inspiration:

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Both of these photos, I found via pinterest and are on my design board. I hope you all will go over and take a stab at creating your own mosaic…have fun!!

After a little more playing around, my ultimate solid collection, I would probably chose, to represent the tiled wall is:

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Mosaic contest finalist

I was so ecstatic and surprised this afternoon, when I received an email to say I am one of the ten finalist for the Mosaic contest. Voting is open now. I hope you go and take a look @ Stitched in Color.

It was my second entry that was chosen. It was based on the colors used for this Buqshan hotel in Khaila – Yemen (Photo by Eric Lafforgue). It was one of the first images, I added to my pinterest design photo. The vibrancy is breath-taking.

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 Representing this with fabric – this was what I came up with:
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I tried very hard to use a different bundle for each fabric (except of course the solids), so I thought I would put together the list so folks can find them if you are interested.

Materials were top left –> Bottom right:

Mosaic Contest @ Stitched in Color

I have never entered in a mosaic contest, however, I just saw this contest at Stitched in Color. I love everything about color; mixing it up and pulling fabrics from different lines to produce a wonderful palette to work with,  this gives me that creative outlet.

The contest labelled Sweet Contrary, it is about using warm vs cold colors. It is sponsored by Lark Cottons. I decided to give it a try and here is my first entry….

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My first fabric choice was the Joel Dewberry Aviary 2, Sparrows – Lilac. I love this fabric and I based the rest of my choices to go with this piece. I chose green and teal for my cold colors and the lilac/plum and yellow for my warm colors. Lastly, I added grey’s as a neutral.

My second entry was based on the colors used for this Buqshan hotel in Khaila – Yemen (Photo by Eric Lafforgue). It was one of the first images I added to my pinterest design photo. The vibrancy is breath-taking.

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Representing this with fabric – this was what I came up with:
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What do you think of my fabric/color choices? The competition is open until April 29th so go over and take a look. Voting opens on the 30th April.