Saturday, April 26, 2014

Birthday Challenge

So, here is my birthday challenge for Project Quilting.  Based on the month and day of your birthday, you were assigned colors.  Mine were orange and maroon.  I call this Tangerine Cosmo for my Birtthday.  I had a tangerine cosmo on my birthday, so the colors and name are fitting, right down to the green representing the lime wedge.  The finished quilt is 60x60.
I really like it.  I used a pattern from a modern patchwork magazine published by Quiltmaker.  The original design, called Prill, was more helter-skelter.  I changed the layout to the pinwheels, then added the green diamond in the center to break up all the orange.  I hand-dyed the orange and pulled the rest of the fabrics from my stash.  I have to say I have been using a lot of stash in the PQ projects.  Not enough to make a dent, but at least I feel I'm being thrifty.
Here is a close-up of the binding.  I did the faux piping.  Most of the piping was maroon, but I added a hint of the green to keep that theme going.  I'm happy with the finished product.  I used a bamboo/cotton batting, which I absolutely love.  I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

My birthday is February 22 and I quilt in Reedsburg, WI.


  1. Wow, Kelly! Very cool project.
    ~Janie, Isabella's Whimsy

  2. Love this Kelly! The little bits of green are just the perfect spark.