Thursday, October 08, 2015

Birthday Party




Birthday Party. Made by Nancy. Named by Janet. Quilted by Mary Ellen. Finished yesterday. Could not wait for a more formal portrait (which will happen later on, I imagine). Had to get it On The Bed.

Each block was designed separately. The center square for each block came from a piece of Kaffe's "Plink" fabric with white background (apparently no longer available). The colors for the rest of the block were determined from the colors in the center motif, and arranged sequentially around, if that makes sense. For example, if the center color in the motif was orange, and the colors around that were green, purple and blue, then the four squares around the motif would be orange, the triangles green, the next squares purple, and the next triangles blue; the outer small triangles were sometimes from the next colors around the motif, sometimes just what I liked there. I used lots of fabric from scrap bags sold by Glorious Color and FQs from my stash. The sashing is grey Guinea Flowers (Guinea Flowers show up in the blocks in a couple of other colors -- it's a favorite of mine) and the outer triangles and cornerstones are shot cottons.

I loved making this quilt and can't wait to sleep under it!


16 comments:

Karla said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Karen's Quilts from Cape Town said...

Fantastic! I really have quilt envy for this one!

Frog Quilter said...

What a yummy quilt!!! I bet it will give you many restful sleeps. If you should EVER tire of it I would be willing to give it a home lol.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Beautiful!! I love the gray Guinea Flower as your sashing. I like it in the other colors too but really love the gray.

OT Quilter said...

Hello, gorgeous!

Janet O. said...

Party on! And don't be surprised if you find yourself vacuuming up confetti from the bedroom floor.
It is a wonderful splash of color and fun, Nancy!

Lori said...

Fun quilt!

Barbara Anne said...

Birthday Party is such a happy, joyful quilt so I am sure it will help bring on delightful dreams as you sleep under it. Well done in designing each block and the layout for the whole quilt. Applause, applause!!

Hugs!

cityquilter grace said...

wow.....realllyy gorgeous there nancy....love the colors and designs...and i too have some of the guinea flowers...bought a FQ pak so about 12 diff colors....kaffe fabrics make me swoon...lol

Susan said...

Beautiful! Glad to see you making something for yourself.

AnnieO said...

Love it! What a fun quilt to grace a bedroom

LizA. said...

Love this! I'm blaming you, at least partly, for my latest obsession with Kaffe......

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is a Tom-T-Terrific Quilt!!! Well done, Nancy!

Tung Nguyen said...

very nice



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Quayquilter said...

How do I love thee O
quilt!

Tanya said...

It's a beauty! How long did it take for youto make it?! It looks like it was fun to be using all those colors and shapes!