Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quilt Challenge Throwdown & Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry

 
When I dreamed this quilt up in my mind I used the photo and color palette below from Design Seeds as my inspiration.  Cool blues, whites and the warm pop of orange.  And of course the round float on the sea. 

 





I quilted it with loose loops and bound it in a pop of corally red. 


 
This quilt is my entry for both the Quilt Challenge Throwdown over on Flickr and for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.
 
And I happen to love it.
 
-dana

32 comments:

Kristen said...

Yep, that one says it wants to come home with me. ;)
Beautiful work, lovely colors, land just makes it whisper cuddle me.

Suburban Stitcher said...

beautiful!!!

Regina said...

What's not to love!!! This one's a winner all around - and love how you staged the photos!!!

CitricSugar said...

Sigh. Pretty. Love it. That is an afternoon nap on the porch waiting to happen!

Great photos, by the way!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just beautiful Dana!

Lyanna L. said...

gorgeous -- i love your photos btw. =)

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Fabulous! I love the aqua solid with all those prints, and your quilting is perfect!

Kar said...

That is one great quilt Dana! Very beachy indeed. Love how all those gorgeous prints make that pattern sing. Love it!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What a wonderful interpretation of your photo! I really like the way that blue pops against those pretty bow ties and you have such a lovely spot to photograph it!

diane said...

I really like this quilt and the way you interpreted the photo. Did you design the pattern, too? Wonderful! And your photo shoot is so pretty.

EG said...

ah, I'm in love with this quilt!

Rene' said...

I love it too!!!!!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

It looks great, Dana!

Marika Szabóne said...

Quilting Very nice work :)

**nicke... said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! i love the blue so much! i am not using white as the solid on another quilt i make in a very long time. i love the color, i crave it.

Alison said...

Such a beautiful array of fabrics! Thanks for sharing. :)

beth lehman said...

oh, i just love it!! the loopy quilting is fantastic (something i would like to try) and i love the way you photographed it! (can't remember... do you pin baste or spray?)

Terriaw said...

Fabulous quilt! I love seeing your inspiration and your finish. Love the great framing pop of color your binding gives it. Looks like you had fun photographing this one out in the wild too.

Lynne Shandley said...

Lovely!
Just got my entry in - I'm glad I'm in one of the last time zones, LOL

Deb said...

I love this quilt so much. It's vibrant and lovely. I really do like the way you have made the colours work together and the binding is my favourite. I do love a little unexpected zing in the binding!

Corinnea said...

Perfect.

Katie B. said...

I happen to love it too. Very very much.

Aisling said...

This is gorgeous Dana! I love the pop of red around the edge - it sets off the rest of the colours.

Kim said...

Nicely done :0)
Great staging for the photo...now why didn't I think of that?
Good luck with your entries.

Happy Sewing

Kristie said...

Beautiful quilt photographed in a beautiful setting, Dana :)

Whosies said...

the colors are stunning. happy to see the teal as the background fabric! what a great addition.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quilt! One of my favorite things to do is to take a picture and design from the colors. You did this perfectly!

Jennifer :)

QuiltNut Creations said...

I can't decide if I love the quilt or your pictures of it more. Gorgeous quilt Dana; I love the fabrics/colours you used.

sallgood said...

LOVE the quilt! And a beautiful photo shoot too.

Dianne @ Sweet Journey Home said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt, Dana! Love the colors and the design.

sonia said...

Love the quilt and the photos! The autumn leaves are a great backround for your quilt.

Nita said...

makes me want to cuddle right up in it! And what a lovely setting for the photos, too!