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In & Out of Studio 3D
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Le Jardin En Provence
Topic: Quilting

I finished my New Year's Day mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) today. She calls this pattern En Provence for the colors she witnessed when she travelled there last year.

I kept her color scheme and dug deep into my stash for the colors I needed. She had designated Sherwin-Williams paint colors to set the palette and I used their ColorSnap tool on my phone to create a color bar for reference.


I could carry this right to my drawers and pull fabrics to build the scrappy units. Totally scrappy is SO not my style but I persevered and I am happy with the result.

The cutting and sewing of units were clues released over the course of several weeks - x number of neutral 4-patches, x number of tri-recs squares in dark purple and neutral, etc. I made only 9 of the 16 blocks she designed it for so I was making half the stated number of units for both the blocks and the sashings (which make up the magenta stars).

When she got to the reveal I counted the actual number of each type of unit and made enough of each to fill out the design.


I used different free-motion quilting on various elements: stalks of lavender through the purple chains -


roses, leaves and vines in the yellow block areas -


leaves and vines along the borders -


and echo quilting on the magenta stars -


The backing is purple marbled fabric and I added a binding of dark purple.


This is the final look showing the full layout:
 

 

Though the units were scrappy the top is not random. I worked very hard on the layout so that identical fabrics would not end up smack against each other. I also tried to alternate the darks and lights in the neutrals of the borders.
 
I am pleased! And I am keeping this one for myself.
 
Ddd

 


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:18 PM PST

Monday, 13 February 2017 - 10:02 AM PST

Name: "Bente Antonsen"
Home Page: http://bentesscrapquilts.blogspot.no/

Your quilt is gorgeous !!. Love your magenta

Monday, 13 February 2017 - 6:40 PM PST

Name: "The Joyful Quilter"
Home Page: http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/

Nice job on choosing the quilting designs for your En Provence!! They work really well with the pattern.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 2:55 AM PST

Name: "Vireya"
Home Page: http://weednstitch.blogspot.com/

Lovely result! And I appreciated the close-ups of your quilting.

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