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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Marsala

Pantone's color of the year is Marsala 



There are people who can't relate to this color - I'm not one of them. 
I find this color gorgeous


I don't have an actual Pantone chart and it's difficult to match to a Kona color from the computer. I read some other blog posts to see what other quilters were saying about color matches. 
I went with Kona Brick


I think it's a good match 


My fabric pulls for my Marsala quilt 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunprint Quilt

I am so happy to finally be able to show the entire quilt I made using Alison Glass Sunprint 2015 Collection.  I used a piece of each fabric in the collection.  The background fabric is Andover Fabrics Chambray in Grey.  
'Fruit Flavors'


The block I used is a paper pieced block called Fractal Block by Patty Solanger and is available for download in her Craftsy shop. 
Progress photos can be found here


The background Chambray Grey is quilted with Aurifil thread - #1133 Bright Orange and #2240 Rusty Orange.  Each color block was quilted with Aurifil 40 wt in a matching color.  


I used Sunprint Ink in Paper color (white with black dots) for the binding, I used a machine binding technique for the binding. 


The quilting is termed 'matchstick quilting'.  The quilting lines are densely sewn - 1/8" or closer.  (Thank you to Leanne of She Can Quilt for introducing me to this style of quilting!)


'Fruit Flavors' finished up at 46" x 65" before washing


It was pretty windy while trying to get these photos done - my thanks to Shelley (@brookquilt1) for helping out


Mary