Thursday, January 9, 2014

Color Burst

Many of us love quilting with both solids and prints and a most times a quilt pattern can lend itself to both.  The first quilt that I came up with for Color Essentials, in fact the quilt that really inspired a lot of the other quilts in the book, was one I really envisioned in solids - Color Burst.  And since it is the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop I though I might show you some photos...

Color Burst in Kona Brights palette

I thought of it as a painter's wheel with the Kona representing dabs of paint, but it is a log cabin quilt in disguise!  This is one of the quilts that I can't wait to see in other palettes or even in prints!


C&T photographed it against a matching seafoam green.  Nothing like decorating to match out quilts, right?  It should always be that way rather than the other way around!


One thing I learned the hard way is that you should ALWAYS use your template to line things up when trimming an irregularly-shaped log cabin.  Don't just use your ruler edge.  Ask me how I know!



Deborah Norris did a spectacular job quilting this - she used white coordinating colors on the blocks themselves.  I like how the loose floral motifs contrast with the angular lines of the piecing.


Make sure you head over the the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop to see all the colorful projects popping up!

Have a great weekend and happy sewing!
Amanda

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13 Comments:

At January 9, 2014 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a beautiful quilt…love the colors!!! :)

 
At January 9, 2014 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just lovely Amanda!! I am hoping to win this book somehow...lol the colors you used are fantastic and the paisley quilt pattern is a great one.

 
At January 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Carla said...

This is my favorite... I am in the blog hop on Monday, so come by. There are a lot of corners to work the binding around, but what fun!

 
At January 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Just beautiful! I had a hard time picking what I wanted to make from your book. Your patterns and Kona=quilting bliss.

 
At January 9, 2014 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

So Pretty Amanda! Few quilts make me stop and comment. You NAILED IT with this one. Bravo.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 6:11 AM , Blogger Carrie P. said...

gorgeous!

 
At January 10, 2014 at 7:53 AM , Blogger Lou said...

Just stunning!!! Sure brightens up this dreary day!

 
At January 10, 2014 at 6:58 PM , Blogger VickiT said...

Simply gorgeous Amanda! I LOVE all the color.

 
At January 10, 2014 at 7:02 PM , Blogger ShirleyC said...

That is just beautiful!

 
At January 11, 2014 at 4:14 AM , Blogger Vickie said...

I almost made that one Amanda. You have know idea how hard it was to choose a favorite to make for the hop...I loved them all !

 
At January 11, 2014 at 4:39 AM , Blogger Michele said...

Wow! I just love this quilt. It is going on my bucket list.

 
At January 11, 2014 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Carol said...

Very beautiful design and quilting!

 
At February 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM , Blogger Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

I love Your Color Burst quilt, Amanda! This is one of the most beautiful modern quilts I've ever seen.
My best,
Gosia.

 

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Many of us love quilting with both solids and prints and a most times a quilt pattern can lend itself to both.  The first quilt that I came up with for Color Essentials, in fact the quilt that really inspired a lot of the other quilts in the book, was one I really envisioned in solids - Color Burst.  And since it is the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop I though I might show you some photos...

Color Burst in Kona Brights palette

I thought of it as a painter's wheel with the Kona representing dabs of paint, but it is a log cabin quilt in disguise!  This is one of the quilts that I can't wait to see in other palettes or even in prints!


C&T photographed it against a matching seafoam green.  Nothing like decorating to match out quilts, right?  It should always be that way rather than the other way around!


One thing I learned the hard way is that you should ALWAYS use your template to line things up when trimming an irregularly-shaped log cabin.  Don't just use your ruler edge.  Ask me how I know!



Deborah Norris did a spectacular job quilting this - she used white coordinating colors on the blocks themselves.  I like how the loose floral motifs contrast with the angular lines of the piecing.


Make sure you head over the the Sew We Quilt Color Me Kona blog hop to see all the colorful projects popping up!

Have a great weekend and happy sewing!
Amanda

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