Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

This is the first Pantone quilt challenge I have entered. It happened on kind of a whim. I was cleaning up my sewing room after a project and started looking at some of my scraps. That very afternoon I decided to recreate the Pantone color card for this year's color of the year. It is a combination of Oakshott and Kona solids.


It's small, 10 x 14 inches, but I'm really happy with it. I also had fun photographing it at my local Lowe's.
 
Category: Mini
Size: 10 x 14 inches
Fabric: Oakshott cotton, Kona solid
Handquilted
Backing and binding: Designed by Saffron Craig
I had to buy a roll of tape at Lowe's, and it proved not quite tacky enough to keep the quilt positioned. But I was able to capture the photo as the quilt fell to the floor...
I had a great time creating this so I hope you enjoy my little quilt.

You can see all the entries here.

I'm also linking up here and here today.

39 comments:

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Anonymous said... #

Hi Cindy! I love your 'Pantone Card'! Fantastic idea and so beautiful made! Great design, too! Think many of these in all kind of colours! Perfect place and background for photos! x Teje

Charlotte said... #

that's fantastic! I love it :-D

Bower Bird Patch said... #

Great post and you've done an awesome with the Pantone challenge. Pretty quilt. Love the photo's.....great idea. Love the Saffron Craig fabric too...... Thanks for sharing....

Brenda said... #

fun! did anyone at the store notice your photo session?

Amy Friend said... #

I love your photos!

Celtic Thistle said... #

It's brilliant Cindy, good luck in the challenge!

Teje Karjalainen said... #

I don't see your quilt in the challenge list? I want to wote this because it's so beautiful and I love your idea about Pantene, paints and colours. x Teje

Carol S. said... #

This is beautiful...love the photos!

Vicki said... #

Your photo shoot looks like so much fun! She's a precious little ditty.

Archie the wonder dog said... #

I love it!!!

Carla said... #

You're such a rock (quilt) star! Great entry

Ingrid Figueras (Sewing Lab) said... #

Wow so cool!

AlidaP said... #

Lovely! And such a fun photo shoot :)

Unknown said... #

Great photo shoot location choice.

M-R Charbonneau said... #

So clever! I love your mini, Cindy. Great photo shoot too!

Andee said... #

I love your little quilt and I hope it wins the challenge!

AnnMarie said... #

I love your quilt, but most especially that you brought it to Lowes for a photo shoot!

Molly said... #

so pretty and so clever, you are the coolest quilter!

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Katherine said... #

Delicious mini quilt, Cindy and I love that you went to Lowe's for photos! Awesome play on values between the heart and background. Looks luscious in Radiant Orchid and so clever to make the mini as a colour card.

Lorna McMahon said... #

This is a cute and yet sophisticated little number. You did an awesome job! But did you get a refund on the tape?

Carla said... #

You are so clever! What a darling little quilt, Cindy!

felicity said... #

A sweetly clever finish and entertaining photos. Win!!

Maggie said... #

It's beautiful. Great post x

Katy Cameron said... #

Love the wee heart in there, and the fun photo locations :o)

FlourishingPalms said... #

This is a sure-fire winner, Cindy! You have such a unique, creative idea, and it worked out beautifully. The Lowe's photos are fun! I hope someone from the marketing department sees this. Best of luck in the challenge!

Jehnny said... #

What a fantastic idea to make your quilt into a pantone card and then to photo it at the Lowes with all the radiant orchid! It looks fabulous!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Winner!

Unknown said... #

I love it!

Rene' said... #

Absolutely stunning Cindy!!! I love it!

Anonymous said... #

I love that you photographed it at Lowe's! Nice hand quilting on it, too!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

so very cute and I think it's cool that you went to the store to photograph it.

Rachaeldaisy said... #

What a fun idea to celebrate this years Pantone colour! I love that you caught it falling in a photo!

OPQuilt said... #

Beautiful! And I love that you photographed it in its element, among the paints at the home improvement store. It's really a very cute design, a true "Cindy" quilt.
Elizabeth

Kelli Fannin Quilts said... #

That is soo cute Cindy!! I love it!!! :D And your pictures with the paint quarts are awesome.

Anne said... #

This is so amazing! I thought I left a comment, but I don't see it. Sorry if I'm repeating myself. :) I love that you took the idea of the Pantone chip and really went with it! The heart tone on tone is especially brilliant. And the fact that you photographed it at the store is extra special! Wonderful work!

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

What a fun idea!! Did you get any funny looks from other shoppers, or from the Lowe's people?

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said... #

This is so awesome - love the mini quilt AND that you photographed it with all the Pantone stuff! Yeah I wanna know what Elizabeth asked - did you get any funny looks?

Leanne Parsons said... #

Love the action shot as it falls to the floor! It's a great mini.