Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pantone Quilt Top

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My Entry for the Pantone Quilt Challenge
This Quilt Top was made using 5" charms from a Purple Charm swap put on by Amanda from What the Bobbin?
It is a pattern from the UK Magazine "Love Patchwork & Quilting", Issue One, called "The Plus Side" by Holly DeGroot, I got this magazine from my wonderful friend Shirley of SimpleSew.
I didn't have enough of the grey and white plaid background fabric, VIP Exclusive "Rod & Reel", so 6 of the blocks are substituted with 3 different greys from Art Gallery Fabrics and 3 different Kona purples.
While taking this picture my kids ran off and started playing in the river, I quickly finished making photos and found them all wet.
For the charm squares inside of the purple squares I used Alison Glass's white on white Sun Prints prints, from another charm swap I was in, I also used her fuchsia corsage and bike path prints as some of the purple plus's.
Thank you for all of the encouragement in helping me make my 3rd Quilt Top, my husband has promised me a shopping trip to IKEA to get enough fabric for the back, the quilt top measure's at 54" x 67".


12 comments:

  1. Love this! I love the different background and all those purples of course! So glad you ended up giving this go. Haha, kids always keep things interesting ;) Sounds like they had fun though.

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  2. Its beautiful, thank you for the shout out.. Good luck with the Win too.. I am still visiting and hanging out sewing

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  3. I blogged it on my Blog since your much more interesting than me.. xoo

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  4. Congrats on a beautiful finish, Mara! Three cheers to you for this only being your third top - well done, you.

    What a beautiful setting for your photos!

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  5. SO awesome, and great photos, too!

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  6. Nice purples that you got from the swap. I have not had a chance t o pick mine up from Amanda yet.

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  7. This is beautiful! I really like the way you've varied the block backgrounds :)

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  8. Love the colors so pretty

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  9. What a fun quilt top! :D I love the colors you chose to fill in the shortage of the background fabric, I think it's actually more successful with those pops of color than if you'd used the same background fabric throughout. :) Beautiful work!

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  10. This is beautiful - and love the interest added by those different coloured background squares!

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