Monday, May 20, 2013

sea crystal + plaid {blogger's quilt festival}

This double-sided quilt is my second entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side (two color category).


If you're not new to my blog, this quilt is old news.  I tried to take some new pictures to keep this semi-interesting for you, but that didn't pan out quite as I'd hoped ;)  Case in point:


What was I thinking?  I don't know!  I totally thought our chickens free-ranging in the background would be fresh.  And:


Really, self?  Twirling?  I have no explanation other than today was apparently just one of those days ;)  So let's just stick with the old shots, shall we?


I call this quilt "sea crystal + plaid" (background here, here, and here) because, well, one side has crystals, and the other, plaid:


I designed it for the Pantone Emerald Challenge earlier this year ("e" for effort!).  The emerald-hued sea crystals just seemed fitting in light of the oceanic color scheme; the tartan side is a nod to my husband's unwavering affinity for plaid.  I like to think it stands for how we complement one another as a couple, but maybe that's overly poetic ;)  In any event, I've drawn up a plaid {math} pattern, whichin honor of the festivitieswill be free on craftsy through the end of the 2013 BQF.


This quilt finished around 58" square.  The five crystals measure 16" in diameter and are an original paper-pieced design.  I straight line quilted it following the plaid pattern on my {old} new Pfaff (I've since swapped it out after a string of technical difficulties) using a natural-hued Gutermann thread.  (This was before I stashed up on Aurifil from Sue's closing sale).

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you'll come back again soon, and join in on the BQF fun (including my baby quilt entry, "pink + tan dresden"), here:

AmysCreativeSide.com

18 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning!! And your quilting is amazing. Just... wow!

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  2. I love how well you captured the sparkling of the emeralds. And the plaid on the back is really well captured!

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  3. Good luck with the entry....I'm still in love with the crystals and can't wait to make my own!!!!

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  4. Thanks for the free pattern just added it to my craftsy library!

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  5. It's beautiful! Would love to make your plaid pattern for some of the men in my life :) Love the twirls!

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  6. I'm love your quilt, beautiful:)))

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  7. I think the new pictures are so charming! How fun. Love the plaid and of course the gems.

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  8. original cet édredon avec ces 2couleurs réunies sur cette rangés de crystals ,superbe

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  9. Ok, not only are these my favorite tones- sea glass colors!, but I love the pattern and may have to do one with orange crystals! Lovely addition to the 2 color category! Lily.

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  10. Hey this is my first time to your blog and WHYYYY I don't know because I love it. Yay, this quilt is super dreamy.

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  11. I may have commented on your quilt during the Emerald challenge, but even if I did, I'll do it again here. Beautiful! I love your quilting choice too.

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  12. Beautifully double sided! I love your crystals, very effective.

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  13. Oh, thank-you. Your funny pictures and commentary absolutely made me grin. Thanks for joining in!

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  14. Amazing. Lovely work. I love both sides! Came from our discussion in Let's get acquainted. Following you now on bloglovin..this is soo much fun! I get to follow lots of new blog that are exciting like yours!

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  15. Wow and WOW! Beautiful quilt. For the record, you earned an "A" and it's official because I really am a teacher (okay so I teach English, but I know quilts). Found you via Rachel's Festival of Strings and am also now following you. (You had me with the fun pictures.)

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