Applique, Machine Quilting, Minature quilts, Quilt Design

Jewel Tones

This quilt is the challenge project  for Thumbstall Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show in July. The challenge is to use this bright colored focus fabric and blocks that contain only squares. Other elements that could be used are setting triangles and embellishments.

I struggled with the coordinating fabrics for this quilt because I normally choose  earth tones and ‘Thimleberries’ type fabrics – not brights for my quilts. However, I think I came up with the perfect fabrics to compliment the focus fabric – off-white and white on white.

These toned down the focus fabrics and I think the finished mini-quilt (it measures 18″ square) looks as those it’s full of brilliant gems.

There is always time to quilt!
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  • Reply Debi R. March 11, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Your block is very pretty!

  • Reply Lorna December 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Very nicely done! The focus fabric seemed so overpowering. You handled it beautifully.

  • Reply Lucia January 3, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Not only did I ‘work out of my comfort zone’ on this project – but I put it to good use. (See my latest post – Jan 3 2013)

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