|Kitchen Window in Radiant Orchid|
|The back pieced from fabrics used on the quilt top|
When I first read about the Pantone Quilt Challenge, I thought, 'I'd like to try that'.
I think it's the colour that drew me in. If it had been mustard or brown I wouldn't have been at all interested. But purple! Count me in.
I din't know what I was going to make initially, but I had been browsing through some modern quilting books and had seen some interesting designs. Before I'd even settled on a design I started shopping for fabrics.
|Pristine Poppy in Magenta|
Having decided on my feature fabric, it was time to settle on a pattern. I chose Kitchen Window by Elizabeth Hartman, from her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker. I'm really pleased that I chose that pattern because it's certainly highlighted the feature fabrics and left plenty of space for the purple sashing.
I knew that I needed some more fabrics to fill in the windows, and some darker sashing for the edges of the windows, so I visited Stitchbird (also in Wellington) and that's where I found the orange and the pink spots.
I looked up Joel Dewberry's range online, and saw the Primrose and Hourglass fabrics from the Notting Hill range. I ordered a fat quarter of each of them, thinking that they would work well too.
Finally I got the purple spot at Piece by Piece, another quilt shop in Wellington.
To complete my round trip of all the quilting shops in Wellington, I went back to Nancy's and got the dark purple for the window sashing, and Pepper Cory's purple solid for the borders and sashing.
I hand quilted in the ditch with regular quilting cotton, but I also quilted some diagonal lines across the whole quilt in Perle 8 to add interest.
I've really enjoyed this challenge and I'm really pleased with my quilt.Thank you to the organisers - Adrianne from On the Windy Side and Anne from Playcrafts.
You can see many more Radiant Orchid quilts on the Flickr page.
I'll be linking up everywhere with this one:
Sew Cute Tuesday with Blossom Heart Quilts
WOW with Esther
Needle n Thread Thursday with Kelly
Finish it up Friday with Crazy mom Quilts
Can I get a Whoop Whoop with Confessions of a Fabric Addict
The pattern is Kitchen Window by Elizabeth Hartman, from her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker.
The feature fabric is from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill range - Pristine Poppy in magenta. I've also included two other fabrics from that range - Primrose in magenta and Hourglass in tangerine.
The sashing and border fabric is a shot cotton by Pepper Cory.
The finished quilt measures 52" x 52".