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:

  1. 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

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  2. that's fantastic! I love it :-D

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  3. 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....

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

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

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  6. 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

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  7. This is beautiful...love the photos!

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

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

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  10. Lovely! And such a fun photo shoot :)

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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  19. A sweetly clever finish and entertaining photos. Win!!

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  20. It's beautiful. Great post x

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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!

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  24. Absolutely stunning Cindy!!! I love it!

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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!

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

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  32. 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?

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

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