Thursday, March 13, 2014

Radiant Orchid mini quilt


You can read about the process of making this quilt here.


Each wedge is quilted with my own version of Angela Walter's plume feather pattern.  I love how well the plume feathers can be tweaked to fill a specific shape.


It measures 20" x 25" (not including the hanging sleeve that sticks up above the binding since it is a double sided quilt).

A bright spot in our dry, wintery yard.

Fabrics used: Purples scraps and various others from my stash, Pixel Dots by Tula Pink, Kona Navy for binding and hanging sleeve.



I used 50wt Aurifil #2545 --it is a gorgeous, rich purple and a 28wt Aurifil #1148, light teal.  In the bobbin I used a 50wt Aurifil.

Since the quilt is double sided, I signed and dated it discreetly, rather than adding one of my quilt tag labels.

Here's a peek at the other side, which you can see more of here:

The Pandorica Opens

Linking up with the Radiant Orchid Challenge!

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love those plume feathers.

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  2. Just gorgeous Renee!! I absolutely love your feathers, stunning!

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  3. This turned out fabulous.Great job!!

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  4. Completely stunning. I defy anyone to say they don't like purple after seeing this.

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  5. Good luck in the challenge, you have a contender for sure!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous - good luck in the challenge!!!

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  7. It's great - good luck for the challenge! The quilting on both the front and the other front is amazing.

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  8. so clever, and absolutely stunning :-)

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  9. Really stunning - on both sides.

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  10. Love it. Your use of color and your fab quilting!

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  11. Renee, this is fabulous! It draws you right in and the background fabric is perfect! Radiant indeed!

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  12. While the "front" is gorgeous, I can hardly tell you how much I love the "back" As a professed Whovian, I see this quilt entirely differently!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's hard to know which is the front--probably the side you're looking at!

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  13. This quilt has such movement. I love the quilting and the choice of background fabric. Very nice work!

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  14. Love the wedge quilt. Fabulous. Looks like mother earth forming!

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  15. Elegant use of color! And I love the yard photo.

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  16. Wow!!! This is so stunning! Love how you used the Tula Pink fabric as the background - it's a very effective use of the design on the fabric. And your quilting is just amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Pantone Quilt Challenge!

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  17. Well that is just crazy cool. Did you quilt each side separately since you see the stitch lines on both sides are different? double batting? I can't even fathom it!! ;)

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  18. Gorgeous! The colors radiate so dramatically! Quilting is amazing!

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  19. Absolutely stunning Renee! I really love the quilting, it complements your amazing design beautifully.

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  20. Wow this quilt is amazing, great job, especially the quilting!

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  21. Oh man, I'd seen the Pandorica Opens side, but somehow missed this beauty on the back! I love the gradient you managed to get with all those beautiful radiant orchid tones, and that tula dot is perfect with it! Beautiful work. :)

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  22. That pixel dots print was such a great choice for your background, so fun!

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