Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's Magenta, Don!

Friday has really been Finish it up Friday around here. This is the second finished quilt in 2 weeks. (No, I haven't shown you the finished Monkey Wrench yet.)

Magenta was started in April 2013 as a RIMQG challenge. We were each given a crayon as a starting point and I got magenta. When I worked in my cousin's photo lab in high school, we had a customer who always complained that his prints were too magenta. We heard "It's magenta, Don" every week.

I started with a yard of dahlia print from my stash- the only thing that matched my crayon color- and went from there. The only fabrics I needed to buy were the border and backing.

As I searched for a pattern to showcase the large print, Camille gave a sneak peak of her Sweet Life quilt from Simply Retro. I couldn't wait for the book to arrive, so I drafted my own block. My blocks are smaller than Camille's to suit the amount of fabric I had.

I thought about doing some custom quilting on this, but I just couldn't decide what to do in those large octagons. So I went with my go-to free motion loops. I was totally in the zone and finished the quilting in just a few hours. 

I wasn't sure about the dark brown binding, but I didn't want to spend any more money on this piece. I had just enough brown thread to hand stitch the binding. Don't you love the grapes on the back?

 It's Magenta, Don!
53" X 66"
Started April 2013
Finished October 2014
Inspired by Camille Roskelley's Simple Life


Terri said...

Love your quilt. So interesting the way it came together. Everybody works in different ways... that's why blogging is so much fun.

Dora, the quilter said...

I love the choices you made for this quilt--and especially love the way the pairs of borders vary--wait! especially love the showcased fabrics. Okay, there's just so much too love about this quilt! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!

Regina Marie said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the way it came together!!

Rike Busch said...

Hej Tina,
A wonderful quilt! Really beautiful.
I've seen a Farmers Wife Quilt a week ago and had to think of you. ;-) What a huge quilt!
Greetings, Rike

Janet Ann said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Congrat's on another finish!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

The magenta fabric is beautiful and the brown is the perfect finishing touch. I am not sure I would have been able to use the grapes for the backing--I like them that much!!!

margaret said...

what a great finish, the fabrics all work so well together

Buy Crafts said...

Your choice of colors went well together, I just love the color combination and how beautiful the quilt turn out to be.