Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Favorite Quilt

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED, THANKS SO MUCH!!!




I decided to play along over at Sew Mama Sew and participate in the party. The rules are simple, just share a little bit about my favorite quilt and then link up. It seems easy enough, and I like easy!


The hardest part is deciding which quilt to choose as my favorite. That changes from day to day and almost every time I finish another quilt! Currently, this one has to be my favorite for several reasons...

LIME TWIST
1. It's made entirely from polka dot fabric I've been collecting for years.
2. It's got lime green solid fabric (my go-to neutral!)
3. It made me a cover girl! (Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, current issue)
4. Its bright and happy.
5. It was a fun strip piecing method.
6. My kids like it.
7. It was featured in a booth at spring quilt market.
8. It arrived home last week after being gone a long time.


I love how crazy bright this quilt is, but when I make it again (and I will because it's so fun) I think I want to go with more color blocking and make strip sets of just two or three different colors. Much more subdued, and see how that looks. I also think this quilt would be a great one for neutrals! Or all low volume fabrics with a pretty pop of pink or orange for the solid strips.


Just for fun...leave me comment telling me which color combination you think I should use for my next version of Lime Twist. I will randomly draw a winner next friday for a copy of this magazine (I may have bought all the ones I saw in the store!) And as long as I'm mailing an envelop, I will stuff some fabric and a goodie or two in with it! How does that sound?

Oh, and don't forget to go over to Sew Mama Sew and look at all the other amazing quilts!

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane




37 comments:

  1. Wow, that quilt is beautiful! I'd love to see a closeup of the polka dots. I am intrigued by the low volume idea -- especially if lime green is your go-to neutral, could you do such a subdued quilt and not get bored? :) It would be so drastically different. This is just exactly the kind of quilt I love -- scrappy, easy (or looks like it?) and with that beautiful but simple variation in block settings. I am not surprised that it made the cover! Thanks for sharing! sarah@forrussia.org

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  2. How about neutrals with orange? That would be really eye-catching I think - but then, I am currently in my "orange" phase.

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  3. Congrats to you on this quilt! It has had a very exciting life so far! I think it would be really nice in neutrals. Of course, I don't know if I could stick to just neutral...everything needs a little red. Or black. Ohhhh...how about red and black. So many possibilities!

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  4. Congratulation on your cover quilt! What a beauty it is. The variations of this design are endless and it would be fun diggin through scraps to discover new color schemes. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  5. I'd like to see it in variations of black prints, with a little red mixed in. I think it would be stunning.

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  6. Congrats on your quilt and also making the cover of the magazine! I can imagine how proud you feel! So you should! As for the new version...what about different greens with the pop of yellow? Something to remind you of Summer during those long winter months? Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  7. Wow! Difficult to chose another colorway since this lime twist looks perfect! It's a perfect patterns for brights! So, I guess my next would be red, white and blue... so it would look like fireworks! :-)

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  8. Love your quilt. I think it would be pretty in either red, black, white or gray, lime, blue.

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  9. I second everything you said about that quilt! It's fun, cheerful, and would definitely appeal to kids as well as color-loving adults! I love it! I think it would be interesting in black and white with a few pops of lime green and purple. Thanks for the fun!

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  10. I like it!! Thanks for the give away!!
    I want to make a orange black and hot pink quilt!!! I saw that combination in a dress and loved it.

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  11. Your quilt is very pretty! I have lots of bright colors in my stash too from previous quilts. I have seen some pretty variations in a more pastel version, and maybe pale yellow would make a good sashing, or have pale yellow blocks between the other blocks to do free motion quilting. This makes me want to work on my scraps!

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  12. Really great quilt! Fun when you can 'see' an altogether different quilt in the same pattern too.:)

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  13. Congratulations on your cover quilt! It's so bright and cheerful. I think the low volume fabrics with bright pink would make an interesting quilt.

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  14. Hmm, maybe white, grey and aqua. Doing pale pinks would be cute for a little girl's room too.

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  15. Congratulations on being a cover girl! I like red and turquoise.

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  16. Purple and yellow, love your quilt, I cannot chose colors and make my quilt look great like yours. Thanks for the giveaway. Congratulations!

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  17. Congratulations on being a cover girl! I would love to see this quilt in pink and orange. I lover your version so much.

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  18. I have just put this quilt on my "to do this year " list as it is so gorgeous! I shall probably make it in fabric from recycled shirts with red as the sashing colour - a bit Quiltville-style. Happy Stitching.

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  19. Congratulations!
    How a solids version in rainbow colours??

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  20. I love this bright one, but maybe a mixture of red, white, green and cheddar would look terrific.....

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  21. Congratulations! I would love a mix of blue, purple, pink and green.

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  22. With Memorial Day and Flag Day just behind us and the Fourth of July coming soon, how about a red, white, and blue one. I love patriotic quilts. This is such a fun and versatile pattern.

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  23. Your sampler quilt looks very interesting! May have to join in. As for the twist, how about hot pink, orange and black!

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  24. Congrats on your cover quilt; quite the honor! I love purple, so any quilt needs to include purple. How about purple, black and orange -- something for Halloween.
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  25. I have been doing lots with orange so what about orange with yellows, greens and blues. I love the border contrasting with the main part of the quilt. Such a happy quilt! Glad you got to have it back. K-

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  26. This is so gorgeous! My favorite color scheme is cool teals/turquoises/blues/purples and I think it would look great in that too.

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  27. I think that cheddar or poison green could be stunning as the "neutral". Or another version done in 30s prints with bubblegum pink or the minty green as the neutral. Beautiful quilt!

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  28. I think that cheddar or poison green could be stunning as the "neutral". Or another version done in 30s prints with bubblegum pink or the minty green as the neutral. Beautiful quilt!

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  29. It's a fabulous quilt, no wonder it made the cover! I'm not sure how it's constructed, but I was thinking of an ombre version - do the strip sets in one colour (blue!) from light to dark... not sure if that would work though. If not, I'd fall back on old favourites yellow, teal and grey

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  30. Your Lime Twist is so fun! I would probably do it in patriotic colors--red, white and blue or maybe red, low volume prints and blue--haha!

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  31. Lime goes well with Dos Equis this time of year, perhaps lots of greens with some amber gold, a bit of red and white.
    It is hot here today, now that summer is officially here!

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  32. Tangerine, yellow and turquoise are my favorite combo right now. This quilt would beautiful with any of the commenters ideas

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  33. totally fun to make an ALL polka dot quilt! I love it! I shared my favorite quilt at http://blog.patsloan.com/2014/06/pat-sloan-my-favorite-quilt-.html

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  34. I can see why this is one of your favorites. Congrats on the publication cover. I think it would also be very nice in low volumes with a pop of color.

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  35. Beautiful quilt! How about peach and aqua or pale greens and aqua.

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