Hello, and welcome to those of you visiting from the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival! Pull up a chair – I’ll cut you a slice of cake and put the kettle on.
I’ve decided to enter my Emerald City quilt into the Two-colour Quilts category. I realise that some of my followers may have seen this before, but I am really proud of it so you will have to suck it up 😉
Emerald City was made for the Pantone Colour of the Year challenge. I had bought a stack of Kona greens a while ago and I loved the way they were organised by value, so wanted to recreate that in a quilt. I cut a whole load of strips without using a ruler and pieced them together in colour groups to make the ombre panel, then surrounded it with a low volume background sewn from all sorts of fabrics including linen, quilting cotton and muslin.
I originally planned to hand quilt with lots of different shades of green perle cotton, but there were so many seams in the green section that I decided on machine quilting in the end. I did use six different shades of green thread though, so part of the original idea was there.
It finished up at about 40 by 50 inches, perfect for hanging on the wall. Which is my eventual plan if and when I ever get around to adding a hanging sleeve. In the meantime it is sitting on the quilt rack, making me smile.
Don’t forget to check out the other entries in the festival. I have a feeling that my weekend is going to be spent doing exactly that!