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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  1. This is stunning! I love your piecing and the dyed fabric turned out beautifully!

    1. Thanks Caitlin. Looking forward to seeing what's up your sleeve.

  2. Um, I love this, love your quilt, love the fact that you look like a kick ass model in all the shots.

    1. Haha! I normally do not look like a model, but I do have a few good angles. LOL Thanks!

  3. It looks great! The ombré effect really pulls it together. (That said, I like your black version of this quilt too.) and the mustard bindin makes it pop! I love the off-kilter triangle!

    1. Thanks Kelsey! I love my black one too. Many more to come! :)

  4. Very nice. I like how it's sort of off kilter. The ombre affect is really nice also and I really like the pops of yellow in the binding.

  5. oh I adore this! I'm so impressed you dyed your own fabric - impressive! I just love your design - both front and back!

  6. Love the quilt and your hair. Who needs to understand either right? The back and binding are a fun surprise .

  7. The shapes of your triangles are wonderful and the way they almost teeter-totter is very mad hatter-esq which really makes it fun. I have mixed feelings about the stripe backing (I'm not a stripe person though so that's prob just me) and your top bun flopping is PRICELESS! :)

  8. I really like that you dyed your own fabric and glad you joined the challenge!

  9. Wow, that ombre is fantastic!! I love that you dyed your own fabric, for this and with such stunning results. :) The triangles are fun and I also adore the back! Beautiful work. Also, the hair is totally kick ass.

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