Before I tell you about my latest quilt finish, I have some exciting news to share. Yesterday, the winners for the Pantone Emerald Challenge were announced and my entry in the "Just the Top" category was awarded third place. I'm still in shock....
There's a link party/gallery, hosted HERE - so hop on over to see all the beautiful Emerald Challenge creations.
Here's the link to see the top choices in each of the three categories of the challenge.
Huge thanks to... Ali for being our wonderful hostess and organizer of the challenge, everyone that participated (loved all that Emerald inspiration), to wonderful sponsors and judges of the challenge. It was fun! I'm already wondering what colour Pantone will select for 2014.... ;o)
Now, onto my second quilt finish as a part of the FAL 2013
( yay! this means there's another WIP crossed off this list!)
My newest quilt is "Summer Sparkler" - as it makes me think of picnics and fireworks.
The block design is from Elizabeth Hartman's book,
The Practical Guide to Patchwork (it's her Rain or Shine block).
I made a twin size version rather than a lap-sized quilt and deleted the yo-yo's from Elizabeth's pattern.
The quilting I chose is a simple meander using a light gray thread for both top and bottom - so it blends on the quilt top and contrasts with the blue backing. I'm loving the way the quilting is taking center stage on the backing. No real surprise that I love meander quilting. ;o)
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean's