Friday, February 3, 2012

Another finished top

I think the top is finished.  The working title is Quilt Provencal.  The very dark piece on the right is not as noticeable in real life, but I may have to change it out.  I learned many things in making this top. 
1. Triangle spike borders are not as difficult as I thought they would be.  Of course, I took the easy way out in the corners because I wanted to use more of that fabric, and I only had enough to do the corners.
2.  Allowing the process to be the most important thing helped me to focus on what I was doing at the time.  That helped me to work on skills development along the way.
3.  I shouldn't be afraid to play with colors in all their varieties.
4.  Paying attention to fabric patterns can be fun.
5.  It is okay to have fun and focus on only one project at a time, sometimes.
6.  It is good to challenge myself to continue to learn and grow, and jump outside my box.
I am very happy I took up this self-imposed color challenge.  I will continue to look for more.

This is Primitiva by Jane Dixon for Andover.  I fell in love with it when I first saw it at Intrepid Thread.  I started saving my pennies, then Julie put it on sale so I was able to get a fat quarter bundle of the entire collection.  I saw a quilt I thought would work great with this collection over at Michelle's.  I thought I would use the Primitiva for the scrappy blocks and an orange that Julie found for me as the snowball centers.  This one is going to be for Tom, and he approves of my color choice.  He needs another bright lap quilt to keep the beauty his sister made him company.  I don't think one can ever have too many quilts.  I plan on getting this one started after I finish up some small projects I need to do because they have deadlines.
I look forward to a weekend in the studio playing and enjoying the process.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


charlotte said...

Miki, it turned out great. Love the colors and the design. Good job!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful!! It looks balanced and dynamic. Really, really great. I didn't notice the dark piece until you pointed it out. Also, I think it's those slight bloopers that give a quilt its charm. Will look forward to seeing your orange and purple too!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Miki, what a spectacular top! I love the piece in the center, and the triangles on the border really sing! Whoop whoop!!

Fabrics N Quilts said...

Love the vibrant colors! Whoop! Whoop!

Michelle said...

What a cheerful quilt top!

Karen said...

I love this quilt. It is a beautiful piece of art. Do you have a special place for it?

Kristen said...

Beautiful! Love your choice of colors! :)

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

It was fun and inspiring to follow your journey with Quilt Provencal!

Margaret said...

Love this, Miki! Love the various pieced borders ... & that little renegade dark piece! Love how you summarized what you learned making this particular top.

Debbie said...

I love that fabric Primitiva. I went and bought some too. Can't wait is see what you do with it. I don't know what I am going to do with it - just loved it.