Friday, March 15, 2013

My entry for the Emerald Challenge!

The deadline for the Emerald Challenge is fast approaching (March 17th), so with my graph paper version in hand ( completely inspired by this quilt ),
 
I cut,
 
I stitched, 
 
 
 
 
 and I pressed.
 
 

I now have an entry ready for the category of unfinished quilt tops!


"Garden Plot" measures 34.5" by 40.5".
 
Couldn't resist hanging it on the window for that "stained glass" look .
 
Following the rules of  using one neutral and one secondary colour to accompany the focus colour of Emerald (other shades of green were acceptable, too) - I carefully selected four Kona green FQs to make my blocks on a white background, with blue (navy to turquoise in that Amy Butler print) .  Generally, I tend to always use prints, but this time I wanted to challenge myself to use predominately solids. 
 
I'm amazed how the greens change their look depending on the lighting.  This was taken outside on the snow.
I'm still deciding how I will finish this - choosing the binding, backing and quilting is still up in the air.  Meantime, I'm happy that  Garden Plot has at least become a quilt top and I'm excited to add it as an entry to the Emerald Challenge.
 
 
 
 
2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge
 
 
My entry for the challenge will now join all the others online.
 
There's a link party/gallery, hosted HERE - so hop on over to see all the beautiful Emerald Challenge creations. 
 
 You can also find everyone participating HERE on the Flickr group. 
 
 You're going to be so inspired you'll be grabbing your green fabrics to get sewing!

17 comments:

  1. That's beautiful Katherine! What a lovely pattern and great colours! x Teje

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  2. This is great, Katherine!
    I love how you put that personal touch in your quilt!!!
    Amy Butler fabrics are strikingly beautiful!
    kram//Maja

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  3. Gorgeous - I love the greens you picked and the squares are so crisp and yummy!!!

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  4. I love it! Just perfect, Katherine.

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  5. Oh, this is so pretty, and makes me wish it was summer!

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  6. Ohh, I like this. I am really feeling the jade, and yellow thing today :-)

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  7. I love these colours and the pattern. So well balanced.

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  8. love it, especially the photo taken on the fence.

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  9. Hi!!! This is AWESOME!!! I love it!!! It is so pretty!!!!

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  10. it's gorgeous, I love it. it works so well with the majority of it being solids

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  11. Love, love, love! Congrats on your win!!

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  12. I love how this works. Congratulations on your win.

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  13. Congrats, this is really great!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful - congratulations!!

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  15. Great job, congatulations!

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