Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Colour Challenge Pillow

First off - thank you to everyone who's stopped by during the Blogger's Quilt Festival, left comments, nominated my quilt, or voted for it!  It's very kind of you and I'm flattered beyond words. You've put me in some pretty amazing company. Thanks!  It took me 10 days to get around to see everyone's quilts so I do appreciate the time it takes to look, read and leave a message.. <3 p="">
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The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild had a recent colour challenge. We had to make something using a colour scheme that had been discussed at our meeting in August.
In a move that surprised absolutely no one, I chose blue and orange.  Blue + Orange = Complimentary Colour Scheme!  After playing around with some scraps, I had some little boxes.

I played around a little more and framed them into boxes using a FQ of shot cotton I'd been hoarding.

Then I tried to counteract all that square corner-ness with some circle quilting.


Et voila! A cushion!  I tend to give away a lot of my challenge pieces since Mum and Seester usually call dibs.

Totally keeping this one.   It's my colours. :-)

I've got more to post - a month or more of not blogging equals lots of little things that need showing and telling... but it'll have to wait until next time! Have a great Tuesday!

24 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love blue and orange, funny how perfectly they swim together isn't it?

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  2. This is gorgeous - I love how the shot cotton really unites all the blocks, and I think the quilting is a perfect contrast to all the squariness!

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  3. Yeah! I really like the circles against all the squares too. Super cool pillow!!

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  4. LOVE! Blue and orange is always so classic! And I love the way you quilted it too! Btw, I voted for your quilt in the festival :)

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  5. Love this colour combo. Your cushion works it brilliantly!

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  6. Hi Carly! Totally my colours, too! Gorgeus and makes me want to hug it! Beautiful design and the quilting! x Teje

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  7. It looks so great! The coours and quilting are perfect. Happy quilting Bea

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  8. I think you should keep it! Beautiful.

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  9. haha - blue and orange. I think I could have looked at that and knew that you had made it! It's fabulous.

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  10. Looks like you just go with the flow, make blocks, *then* figure out how to put them together. Well, that's what I see because unfortunately that is how I do it! Love how you quilted this one, too!

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  11. Yummy! Love that random design and the colours, Carly. Perfect choice for quilting, too. Hold fast to that beauty, 'cause otherwise it may wander off on you. ;o)

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  12. Love your fabric selection. The quilting really sets it off. I think I need to make some new pillows for the living room. You did an awesome job.

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  13. Great Pillow. I love the colours, and your circles are perfect!

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  14. Love your pillow! Absolutely fabulous! The colours are perfect.

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  15. Amazing colors! I love this pillow :-) Love, love, love it!

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  16. Inspiring cushion cover -- I have been trying to think of some christmas gifts, I think similar ones to yours may just be the ticket! So busy this week, but will play with the little squares as I can -- but oh, not blue and orange for my "neutral" loving friends who will be the recipients!

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  17. This is fabulous! I love the quilting!

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  18. Glad you are keeping this one for yourself!!! Love the circle quilting on the square block design.

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  19. Really like your cushion, the colour scheme, the quilting and... everything!

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  20. love this ... the circle quilting sets it off nicely. New quilter from Oklahoma, USA. Glad to meet our Canadian Quilting Neighbors. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  21. Oh my, Carly! You are such a color-girl after my own heart! I haven't yet tried sewing with shot cotton, but just today bought myself a bundle. Your pillow turned out beautifully! I must try something similar, in orange (for sure!) myself. I need a few more colorful splashes on our sofa and loveseat. You're an inspiration! Now when are you coming to Florida to share some of your creativity with me, and other quilters in our MQG?!

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  22. This pillow is gorgeous! I love the circle quilting. Amazing and beautiful. :)

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