My Marsala Quilt || Pantone Quilt 2015 Challenge

Hello marsala!  If I had to be completely honest, I didn't like you at first.  You were a bit of an ugly color, in my opinion.  I'm still not sure why you were even named color of the year by Pantone either.  BUT.  But I started to work with you, and I began to like you.  You turned out to be pretty awesome.

I turned to RIT to get my marsala color.  I chose to hand dye an ombre effect, which turned out so wonderful! This was my first attempt at hand dyeing.  Must do that again and soon.  :)

I was up for a challenge, and the color in of itself was a challenge alone.  I missed out on the other Pantone Quilt challenges hosted by Play-Crafts and On the Windy Side, so I jumped at the chance for this one.  I had been experimenting with paints awhile back, and I knew that this unique to me design would lend itself well for a quilt.

I chose to go smaller, so the investment was not as great.  Who knew if I would end up liking the quilt once it was done?  It measures 37" x 48".

I tend to keep my quilting simple.  Echo quilting seemed like the only logical choice for this top.  :)
I hand quilted inside the triangles.

I used my scraps to make the quilt back.

It's OK to not understand what is happening here with my hair.

Ombre triangles

Marsala, I love you.

xx nancy

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My quilting book released Sept. 24, 2015 and is on Amazon.  Check it out!


Etno Quilt Top || Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics

Hello all, and Happy Spring!  I was asked by Pat Bravo to participate in her Etno Blog Tour.  This tour shares with you her newest collection, Etno.

Inspired by ethnic patterns, Etno features a colorful selection of fun prints in yellows, pinks, blues, blacks, whites, and tans.   I combined most of the prints using flying geese and half square triangles to create my Etno quilt top.   Are not the fabrics lovely?

For the official list of those participating in this hop with links, please visit here.

April 3rd ~ Teri at Fa Sew La
April 4th ~ Lisa at The Quilt Jam
April 5th ~ Hilary at Young Texan Mama
April 6th ~ Sharon at Color Girl Quilts
April 7th ~ Marija at Marija's Fabric Creations
April 8th ~ Nancy at Owens Olivia
 April 9th ~ Becky at Sewin 4 Him
April 10th ~ Erin at Poppy Quinn
April 11th ~ Kathryn at Up*It*Is*Quilts
April 12th ~ Lori at Lori Hartman Designs
April 13th ~  Abbey at Sew Charleston
April 14th ~ Aida at Aika Maku
April 15th ~ Debbie at A Quilter's Table
April 16th ~ Lara at Scrap Quilt Preach
April 17th~ Isabel at Lamb & Wolfie
April 18th ~ Kylie at Faith Love Fabric

Please stop by Marija's Fabric Creations and check out tomorrow's feature at Sewin 4 Him to see what these quilters are up to.

Helpful links:

Art Gallery Fabrics
Pat Bravo's Blog

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Have a great week!

xx nancy

One year ago:  Sweet as Honey
Two years ago: Bedroom Makeover
Three years ago: My first quilt

My quilting book released Sept. 24, 2015 and is on Amazon.  Check it out!

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