Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pantone quilt challenge - top

When the Pantone Quilt challenge was announced I had number of ideas. If you seen my entry for the mini category it'll be no surprise for you that I like optical illusions. I have a book called The World of Optical Illusions. It is not a quilting book though :-)


I was looking for something doable in fabric. This one on page 22 seems to fit the bill. The chapter is called Distortion.


I started piecing the strips first. As I'm not very good at patchwork math they ended up longer than desired and I didn't have enough fabric to put the top together.


At that point I decided to finish and submit the mini instead. I was thinking about adding some neutral background and forget about the orchid color. 


It kept sort of bothering me and I sent the pics to my friends to ask for their opinion. One of them bought the exact same fabric for the challenge and she offered me hers as she had no time to make her project. So the orchid strips are pieced and I managed to finish the quilt top.


My wall is next to balcony door and there is no direct light. The weather does not cooperate. It is rainy and very windy so these are the only pics available at the moment.


I was aiming for clean modern look with maximum visual interest.
Used fabrics: MM cotton couture SC5333-ORCH-D and SC5333-CHOC-D plus no brand white solid.
Measures: 39x48"

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge

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27 comments:

  1. So glad for you that your friend came to the rescue with the extra fabric because it would have been a real shame not to have made the quilt top - it looks fab :D

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  2. I think it is a beautiful modern quilt!! I am also glad your friend gave you her fabric!

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  3. WOW! Math and I are not exactly friends, that is why I married the In house engineer ;o) Fantastic quilt! Thank you for the link up!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this quilt top is fantastic!!! I truly love it!

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  5. Wow! Very cool quilt Vera! I love it! Good luck in the challenge.

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  6. Hi!!!! I love your orchid quilt!!!! It is beautfiul!!!! Great to have friends with fabric!!!!!

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  7. SUPER COOL! I never would have guessed that you didn't use a curved line. Brilliant quilt!

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  8. What cool idea for a quilt! Those lines--I couldn't decide if they were curved or straight! Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  9. LOVE IT ! It's original. It's clean. The colours are amazing and the visual interest is sheer perfection. If you haven't figured it out, I really like this quilt.

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  10. This is great, it does look distorted. I'm looking forward to seeing it quilted too.

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  11. That is a great quilt. I love the optical illusion!

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  12. Wow. This is such a striking quilt. And that optical illusion is definitely there. Good job, Vera!
    E xx

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  13. You are a crack up, which I love! Finding inspiration in such a logical, and yet, fantastical place! I, as well, am glad you got to use the RO fabric because the distortion is maximized with it. Now I'm gonna go and try to uncross my eyes, thank you very much! Haha

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  14. Love it! Nice and clean and modern!

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  15. Whoa, that is definitely messing with my eyes, what a cool idea! :D I love optical illusions as well, and I'm so glad you ended up finding more fabric!!

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  16. I'm glad your friend had the fabric you needed; the orchid looks so much better than the neutral. You definitely met your goal of "clean modern and maximum visual interest"! Those lines move while I watch. Very interesting.

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  17. This is such a great effect. Perfect! You look at it and you are amazed. Without knowing the book I love it ;)

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  18. I'd say you succeeded in what you were going for. Bold quilt!

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  19. This is an awesome quilt!

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  20. At first I thought that the strips are curved. Then I looked closer ! fabulous design, Vera!

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  21. Wow Wow Wow! This is amazing!

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  22. Well done, I'm so glad you finished it!

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  23. gorgeous Vera! you have so much vision to have envisioned this quilt, it's brilliant

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  24. This is so cool! I love that you used solids and created your own print in a way. Very nice!

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  25. Loving this modern quilt! Very clean and crisp design!
    Optical Illusion is totally working!

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  26. I LOVE what you've done here - what a fabulous idea to use an optical illusion as the basis for your quilt. I love how it's simple and minimalistic but it has so much movement because of the illusion. Great work!

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