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Emerald Quilt Challenge

on Feb 25, 2013 in Blog, blogging others, contests, Longarm Quilting Gallery, quilt, quilting, SAMQG | 10 comments

The Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge Quilt is finito.  Hooray!  Before QuiltCon I was telling you about stamping out the fabrics– Well, I got the quilt built and quilted.  It is only 42″ square.  So not only is there the online challenge, but also, the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild issued a Pantone Emerald Challenge.  WOOT!  Two birds, one … um quilt.  The SAMQG contest is due in August.  I plan on entering this… but you never know.  I might get a wild hair to make something else Emerald.

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I used a simple shape-facing and machine applique technique to make the circles very quickly and get them onto the solid white background.  I used only emerald fabrics from my stash + a few of the painted fabrics I made.

I was so proud to use NOT-WHITE quilting thread… of course, it was the palest emerald shade of Sulky Thread, so … um… it totally looks like white.  I’ll still count it as a little victory for me, though.  I quilted a real dark emerald color thread inside the darker fabrics.

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The picture above has the “stamped straws” fabric in the center.  Love that one.

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And here’s some of the background fills for ya.  As you probably guessed…. um… that is how wide my sewing machine throat is on my quilt frame.  =)  Tim Gunn would be so proud.  I’m “Makin It Work People.”

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I can safely say this free motion quilting project went WAY better than my cinnamon roll disaster.  Wait ’til you see the back of this little baby.  I might like it more than the front.

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    10 Comments

  1. Jen, congratulations on all your successes! I LOVE this quilt, and LOL’d at your Cinnamon Roll post. Sounds like San Antonio is treating you well! You’re in your element.

    Helen Thomas

    February 25, 2013

  2. Love your quilt and quilting is beautiful too!

    Malini

    February 26, 2013

  3. I love this it is so pretty, great job on the quilting, I think you made it work perfectly.

    Mara

    March 5, 2013

  4. It turned out lovely. Great quilting. Good luck!

    Mareenchen

    March 18, 2013

  5. Gorgeous design and AMAZING quilting! It’s a beautiful quilt.

    Congratulations on your win in the Emerald Challenge!

    Katherine

    March 22, 2013

  6. Congratulations! I totally love your quilt!

    AnnMarie

    March 22, 2013

  7. This is an amazing quilt. Congratulations on your win.

    Gill

    March 22, 2013

  8. Congrats! Still in love with the quilting. 🙂

    Mareenchen

    March 22, 2013

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