In an attempt to explore some new quilting challenges this year, I decided to participate in the Project Quilting Challenge, hosted by Kim Lapacek at Persimon Dreams, for the first time. I've followed along with many of the challenges over previous seasons (this year is #13), but never felt the urge to jump in myself. Then the theme for the first challenge of this new season was announced--All the Colors. I love making quilts with all colors of the rainbow, so this was meant to be! Here is my Rainbow Accordion quilt.
Rainbow Accordion, 21" x 29"
My design started out with a colorful pile of diamonds that were left from a past project. My design inspiration came from multiple 3-D effect quilt designs, especially this one from Oakshott Fabrics called 50 Shades + Grey. Their design is made from half-square triangles, and mine is made with diamonds, but the final effect is similar.
I'm thrilled to have completed the challenge (and with a day to spare!) This is a design I've wanted to play with for a long time, and I'm glad I finally had such a perfect opportunity. I'm dreaming of making this design again in a larger size as a baby quilt.
Linking up with:
Project Quilting 13.1 at Persimon Dreams
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA
It really does have a 3-D effect. You did a great job with your fabric shading.ReplyDelete
very graphic with the gray... and I like your photo shoot!ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a neat effect. You definitely met the challenge and then some!ReplyDelete
It looks so 3-D!!! Your fabric choices were spot on. Super job!ReplyDelete
What a pretty entry for PQ13.1, Julie!! I tend to shy away from diamond designs. You ROCKED it!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Julie. It is absolutely adorable. You nailed that all color challenge. Bravo! ;^)ReplyDelete
That's really neat, Julie! Love the rainbow colors and the 3D effect!ReplyDelete
You did a great job, Julie. Rainbow colors and the 3D effect. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a lovely start to the new year! Very clever, great fabric choices!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful, colourful quilt!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! And so brave of you working with diamonds. Well done!ReplyDelete
Amazing, it certainly has that 3D effect.ReplyDelete
Well done on the selection of fabric colors and values...it is gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! I especially loved the outdoor beauty shot. That piece just shimmers!ReplyDelete
Beautiful finish! You did well to finish that up and still keep moving on your other projects.ReplyDelete
This is amazing Do you have a link to the pattern? The link you show goes to a UK site, I don't want to buy the kit, just the pattern. THANKSReplyDelete
This is stunning! I'm thrilled that you decided to jump in and join the fun!ReplyDelete
Love it, great project for the challenge!ReplyDelete