June 14, 2019

South Rim + Pantone Quilt Entry

I've watched the Pantone Quilt Challenge from the sidelines for several years now and decided this year I would participate.

The 2019 Pantone Color of the Year is Living Coral.  I even purchased the swatch from Pantone.

I don't know how many 1/4 yd cuts of coral fabric I purchased from Stash Fabrics, just looking for the right matches.  Their interactive design wall was so helpful.

I mixed many prints and solids together.  I even cut many of the prints on an angle to match the tumblers.

Quilting took longer than I expected as I tried to match the thread with each fabric which meant burying endless thread tails.

Photographing was not easy.  I found this wall of coral and took my husband as protection.  He even held the quilt for the me, which is rare.

I'm entering South Rim in the Quilt category of the 2019 Pantone Quilt Challenge.

Quilt Stats

Title:  South Rim
Size: 56" x 64"
Category: Quilt
Country: USA

See the other Pantone Living Color entries at Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House.

Persimmon Persuasion + Pantone Just-the-top Entry

This is the story of a quilt backing that became a quilt top.  I originally pieced enlarged tumbler blocks to be the backing of my Pantone Quilt Challenge, South Rim.   But, my husband said, "Who's going to see that on the back?  Just go and buy some fabric for a backing."  So I did.

The name was inspired by the fabric I thought matched the Pantone Living Coral swatch the best, Tula Pink's Essential Solid in Persimmon.

The other fabrics are Canyon by Kate Spain, Kona Peach, a print from Rhonda Ruth by Elizabeth Hartman, and an Art Gallery print.

When I was taking photos in the back yard, I managed to catch this bee on the hydrangea.

I'm entering Persimmon Persuasion in Just-the-top category of the 2019 Pantone Quilt Challenge.

Quilt Stats

Title:  Persimmon Persuasion
Size: 61" x 69"
Category: Just-the-top
Country: USA

See the other Pantone Living Color entries at Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House.

May 3, 2019

Rocket Star Quilt Block

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The Fat Quarter Shop is continuing their Classic & Vintage series with a Quilt Along today featuring the Rocket Star Block.

While visiting a local quilt shop, I saw Tula Pink's new fabric line, Pinkerville and decided to use Fairy Dust in Cotton Candy for the Rocket Star background. I did have to do a good bit of fussy cutting to only use the blues, purples and pinks.  

Aurifil 2000 Light Sand matched the background perfectly for piecing. 

Included in the free PDF Rocket Star Block pattern here is the paper Starburst template for making the Rocket Star Units.  Or, the units can be made using the Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler.  

For the star points, I used an Alison Glass print Ink in Electric from Sun Print 2015.

In all my years of quilting, this was the first time for me making sew and flip Diamond Units. 

I wanted a good contrast with the busier background, so I used a solid, Kona Cotton in Noble Purple.  

Give the Rocket Star Block a try.  Piecing is easier since there are not points to match.


You and find the Rocket Star Quilt Kit and complete pattern here made from the Nova fabric collection by Moda.

Head on over to the Jolly Jabber to see more Rocket Star blocks.  And, you can find the video tutorial here on YouTube.