Monday, 17 February 2014

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge - Reminder

With the middle of February past, the deadline for the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge is drawing near.  Today, my co-host Anne from Play Crafts and I are showing you the progress on our radiant orchid quilts and a few of the awesome quilts that other people are working on.

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

This Kaffe Fassett quilt using modern fabrics is one of my Pantone Quilt Challenge projects.  The purples in it tend to be slightly more on the blue side than the red-violet that is radiant orchid, but I love it just the same.

Purple S-block quilt

Next up is this gorgeous quilt from Erin aka @madbury13 on instagram.  Erin says "each plus is a different "purple" fabric and the backgrounds vary, but are mostly white tone on tone with some gray thrown in to hopefully (?) add some depth".  I think the use of different backgrounds is fantastic and definitely adds depth and interest!  I can't wait to see this one finished.

Pantone Quilt Challenge Quilt

This lovely little colour study by Leanne from she can quilt has the most exciting backstory.  Leanne imagined, planned, cut, pieced, quilted, bound and washed this quilt over a single weekend, because she had the chance to test drive a long-arm quilting machine.  She's now the owner of her very own long-arm so this quilt has a lot to answer for!  I think the quilting is particularly fantastic.

Radiant Orchid Colour Study

This final quilt top is made by my real life friend Anne aka elmosmate.  The pattern is called Fractured Heart and is from Kathy Doughty's new book Adding Layers - Colour, Design & Imagination and looks truly fantastic in grey and purple.

Fractured Heart - Pantone Quilt

If you're thinking about entering the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge, there's still time to put something together.  Remember, we have three categories, so you really don't need to have a big finished quilt in order to enter:

- Minis: shortest side under 30". Pillows, table runners, place mats, mug rugs, etc. will count as minis.
- Quilts: any size from baby to bed (shortest side must be at least 30").
- Just the Top: any size from baby to bed (shortest side must be at least 30").

The linky party for entries will be open from March 14 - March 21 2014 at both Play Crafts and On the Windy Side.  Entries will close at on March 21 2014 at 11pm PST and winners will be announced on March 26 2014.  Of course, the contest is open to all quilters everywhere - you just need to able to get your photographs online.  Make sure you click through to my 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge Page for all the rules and other important information!

Please feel free to grab our button and share it on your blog!  If you're working on a project, you can add your pictures to our flickr group and if you're on instagram, be sure to tag your photos #pantonequilt so we can find them.

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

So, are you planning to enter the 2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge?

7 comments:

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  2. Button is now on my blog! I am participating, I promise, just been kind of quiet about it. I'll get a post up soon!

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  3. I worked some more on mine this weekend, it WILL be done.

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  4. I love all the quilts, especially that heart. Thank you for featuring my quilt, I still cannot believe I finished this challenge so early.

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  5. Ah! Where is the time going! I am hoping to get started this week :)

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  6. Wow, I hadn't seen the heart in total, that's beautiful! As are the other two. :) It's going to be an exciting challenge!

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