Friday, October 28, 2011

No Primary Colours, the Quilt - Bloggers Quilt Festival

No Primary Colours, the Quilt

This is my fourth quilt I think and I made it in the fall of 2010, before I started blogging. I refer to it as my No Primary Colours Quilt. I used the Strips and Bricks pattern by Malka Dubrawsky but picked my own colours. I quilted it a lot like Rita at Red Pepper Quilts quilted her version, although I spaced my lines in random ways to keep from getting bored.

No Primary Colours, the Quilt

I have to tell you that this colour scheme, reminiscent of the 1970's avocado green and harvest gold appliances, was not where I thought I would go with this quilt. But as I pulled fabrics and bought some more, the green, orange, brown and grey theme emerged.

No Primary Colours, the Quilt

When I was done, I realized that it had no primary colours, at least none that stood out as primaries - the yellows read as either orange or green. It is a calming colour scheme and every time I see this quilt I feel good.

No Primary Colours, the Quilt - back

When I started quilting in March 2010, I was most inspired by the quilts that had modern motifs and a lot of negative space. I designed this back with a few of the left over pieces and it is one of the few things I have yet made with this focus. I love it as much as the front and it reminds me that I want to do more work of this nature.

No Primary Colours, the Quilt - back

The quilt is about 62" by 75" and it currently lives on top of the duvet on my bed. It is one of my favourites and dragging it out today to photograph means that it is now freshly washed too.

Quilt at dawn

Here is an older photo, taken at dawn last winter. You can see the quilting nicely here and how, after washing, a lot of texture is added by dense but somewhat irregular straight line quilting.

I am sharing this quilt as part of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thank you Amy for all the work you do to host the festival. I hope everyone will go and view all the quilts, they are wonderful.

Amy'sCreativeSide

Best,

Leanne

45 comments:

Poppyprint said...

This is a great quilt!! I love the back, too. The hits of orange really make the front for me.

Megan said...

Love this quilt! You are making me want to give this pattern a try! :)

Svetlana said...

wow, what an amazing quilt. I love all the colors, it's beautiful. I would definitely love to make something like this in future. Wonderful work.

Debbie said...

Great quilting on a lovely quilt. I realllly like the colors....

diane said...

I love Malka's designs, too, and the negative space on the back. Really lovely

Patchwork and Play said...

It is a beautiful quilt! I love the fresh modern feel to it too! I think I need to make one like that! And don't be hard on yourself, the quilting is perfect!

MariQuilts said...

This is really beautiful Leanne....I love the colours and the back is wonderful.

Amy Prior said...

I just love it with the tiny pops of warm red- really beautiful!

BJ said...

Very nice. Love your color selection. Well done!

Nicky said...

Beautiful quilt Leanne - both back and front! Sometimes it seems that a quilt tells us what to do and I love the colour choices you/it made!

Teje said...

Hi Leanne! That is so beautiful quilt! Colours and the pattern are great and it is co calming and enjoy to watch! Great quilting, too!
xxx Teje

tusen said...

Beautiful. I love the colours and back is just great.

Shevvy said...

Great colours - love the back as well. I've done something similar a few times to use up scraps.

Judith, Belfast said...

Love this quilt L, the colours are so soothing and peaceful! V.condusive for relaxing under. Jxo

Sheila said...

Leanne, I can't believe you have been quilting for so short a time - this is a lovely quilt and the avocado reference made me laugh. Avocado & "sun king" are the two colours from the 70s that we love to hate here, yet my current passion is chartreuse which can look quite sickly green!! What's in a name, huh?

notes of sincerity said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! :o)

Manda said...

That is a beautiful quilt!

Anonymous said...

love the quilt!

Margaret
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Hi Leanne! This is a beautiful entry into the Festival. I'm going to have to check out that pattern. Love your blog and I'm now a follower!

Deborah O'Hare said...

I love the subtle palette of this quilt.

Sarah said...

This is really lovely Leanne. Love what you said about the yellows taking on a more green / orange appearance, it is a beautifully subtle mix.

Sarah said...

This is a fab quilt Leanne - looks like so much work but so worth it!

Jenny said...

What a fun quilt! Love your color scheme!

Annabella said...

Your entry to the BQF is lovely and that backing is very special. The colours remind me of the first quilt I made using Moda`s Arcadia. Love that lighting in the dawn shot. Great work Leanne!

The Thompsons said...

Love the pieced back! I'm also a fan of a lot of negative space.

tanya said...

I love the colors, and all those straight lines in the quilting! Oh, your shoulder's must have been dying! I love it, everything about it. Great job!

Katie B. said...

So gorgeous! Love the color palette.

Letterpress said...

While it worked out that there are no primary colors, it's almost like it became a challenge in a way--so lovely and so rich-looking. I think the colors came out beautifully, as did your quilting. I, too, like the back.

Bravo!

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

laura said...

love this pattern and your quilt is beautiful!

Ethne said...

What lovely subtle colours in this quilt - and the quilting is just perfect - great quilt

mb. said...

wonderful!

Dolores said...

Well done. I do like the name you have given it.

Jeanette said...

This is beautiful, it could be reversible, the back is just as lovely.

Flying Blind... said...

Love it Leanne!! Beautiful xxx

Rebecca said...

thank you for visiting my blog :o) i have been admiring this quilt on Flickr. using no primary colors is an interesting challenge...i might have to try it! the quilt creates such a soft and peaceful mood. and i love the back, too.

Kirsten N said...

Love all of the colours in your quilt - this is a great pattern I would also love to try!

Andrea said...

I like the design and colors of your quilt

susan said...

Absolutely fab quilt and I love the colour scheme.

Melissa said...

This is such a beautiful quilt Leanne.

Marci Girl said...

Oh, I love the last shot that shows all that beautiful quilting! So impressive, a really beautiful quilt, and the back is fabulous!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Fun name, but it's the color scheme that makes me gaga! Just amazing!

sewkatiedid said...

Such nice subtle color. It looks like crinkled goodness.

Eileen said...

Great colors and fabrics in your quilt. Nice quilting too and love the back. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

Kit Lang said...

Lovely quilt, front and back! Thanks for sharing. :)

Leslie said...

this is so gorgeous. you did such a beautiful job