Friday, October 14, 2011

Growing on me

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I tried to go a little out of my color comfort zone on this one…so I threw in that salmon color and I wasn’t so sure about it.  Now I think I like it though.  It’s more mild than using red…and not too orange either. 

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This (of course) was my quilt inspiration.  I’ll be donating this one for Katie’s 100 Quilts for Kids…it’s a great idea (and there are great prizes!). 

49 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

That is a great quilt. :o)
There is a very special little someone out there who will be so happy to receive it. :o)
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Emma Thomsen said...

I love that colour in there, it really 'pops' as they say and gives the quilt a lift. It's when we leave our comfort zone we learn new and exciting stuff!

The Tulip Patch said...

There are some really pretty corals in the "Flora" line by Lauren & Jessi Jung...they also do the same kinda thing as orange or red but are just more soothing.

Sandra said...

This is quilt is wonderful! Love the concept of that additional triangle in each block. Did you end up paperpiecing those blocks? I'd love to make something similar for my newest grandson:)

sonia said...

It lokks really bright and happy. I really like the pattern

Kelsey said...

I LOVE love love this quilt! It's so pretty, and I really think the coral/red gives it what it needs.

Melissa said...

I love it! It could easily be fore a boy or girl, because the color is not too much. It is a darling quilt! Its fun to step out of your "color" comfort zone sometimes! My favorite quilt was one I didn't want to make because it was all neutrals, whites, creams, tan, but it turned out so beautiful!

Alison said...

I'm a huge fan of it!

Suzie said...

Very nice!

Sarah Craig said...

I love the little salmon pops - a great boost to the whole quilt!! Thanks for sharing!!

Carla said...

What a fun rendition of this quilt!

Miss White Wall said...

I love love love this quilt! Especially the salmon, so fresh and clean!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Love this happy quilt! Thanks for mentioning 100 quilts :)

Susan said...

Totally Cute!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

I love the salmon ... it gives the pop to your quilt, like the red binding does in your inspiration quilt.

Kelly O. said...

I think the salmon adds an element of surprise as all the blues/greys/greens have the same feel--the hue of the salmon keeps your eye moving---it's great!

Debbie said...

What a great little quilt! Simple but lovely!

LuLu said...

I really like the salmon. It really compliments the green solid you used.

Cathy said...

Well I really like the salmon but hat is one of my favorite colors. The quilt is beautiful. What a great cause. I send to quilts for Kids. love doing them. What fun.

cathy

Tonni said...

What a fun quilt! Love the salmon (or like we say here in the south, sammon).

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I like the pop of color in there- looks great.

It was such a pleasure meeting you at the SS Allison. I can't wait to put your great FMQ tips to use!

Linda said...

I love it! I think the salmon color really sets off the other colors. Perfect!

carrie said...

what a great quilt! I love the colors & soothing feeling it gives. This is a fantastic donation quilt. Venture out of your comfort zone more often, it's beautiful!

Rebecca said...

What a fun quilt! LOVE the mix of prints and colour!

Bobbi said...

I'm adding this to the ONE OF MANY quilts of your's that I LOVE. Such a perfect quilt for a boy or a girl. And the pop of salmon? Awesome.

Heather D. said...

The colours work so well together, and I just love the bow tie pattern as well.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Great quilt for a great cause!

janae king said...

i LOVE this quilt and i think throwing the salmon color in is just what it needed to pop. good job!

BJ is Quilting! said...

very nice!

2MuchFun said...

Great idea idea using the salmon color, works well.

Amy in VA said...

I really like this one. The 'calm' solids and the visual prints but in small touches.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love this quilt - such great colours!

Lauren P said...

I love it! Pretty!!

bethanndodd said...

Yay for stepping out of your box...Fabulous! I am headed over to Katie's 100 Quilts for Kids to see if I can help :)
Smiles~Beth

Jolene said...

I had a mini heart attack when I saw that you had linked to my silly little quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the love. And I think your colors here are genius.

ecuakim said...

Reminds me of little bow ties. I love it.

teacher said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

Jen said...

I love the salmon color thrown in, it gives it some pop!! Love the design too!

Evelene S said...

That salmon color really added to the quilt. It gave the quilt a little pop without overwhelming it. Some lucky child will be so happy to receive it.

Judy said...

I'm like the above person, that salmon is beneficial to the quilt. Children love those bright colors and whoever gets this one will be a lucky winner. Congrationulations to a super pretty quilt.

Francis Paul said...

I love the salmon! what a fun bright quilt and I'm sure some kid would be over the moon receiving it:-)

Emerald Hills said...

so cute! easy to make?

Helen Bazinet said...

i love this design and as I haveA truck load of small triangles, I have a head start on this one. Thanks. HELEN

Connie said...

Really pretty -- I love a.l.l. the colors.

miamihoney said...

Looks great to me :) I love the pop that the salmon gives this sweet little quilt and kudos for participating in this great cause.

Rebecca said...

I think the salmon with the blue gives such a lovely retro vibe. Perfect!

Lettyb said...

I absolutely LOVE this. I'd never have chosen the fabrics - but that is what makes it so great. Many of my quilts end up being similar. This is really different and it works!

Unknown said...

Oh this is GREAT! I love it. Well done on trying something a bit new!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, Allison, I love this!!! And, I think the salmon color totally makes everything pop :) Amazing work, as always!!!

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