Friday, February 21, 2014

Finished - Penny Patch Quilt

This quilt started from the need to work on something bright and happy during a particularly dreary winter period.  I found myself staring at a FQ bundle of Kate Spain's Good Fortune for the solution and focusing on the color purple (or radiant orchid).  I blogged about starting this quilt here.
 The pattern is from Rachel at Stitched in Color's Penny Patch Quilt-Along.   Her instructions are excellent and the quilt top was quite straightforward to sew together.


 A few pictures outside in the bright snow seemed appropriate.

I was initially uncertain about the pops of bright orange in this collection, but I think it works nicely as a contrast.
 With all the color on the quilt top, I went with Kona Ash for the binding.

 I even followed Rachel's suggestion and tutorial for the quilting.  After 480 dogwood flowers, I think I might be getting the idea.
 I love the texture from this quilting pattern.


I hadn't planned on making this quilt.  I still don't have a plan for it.  Other than the fact that I absolutely love it.  Isn't it nice when things work out so well?

Quilt Facts:
Fabrics in the quilt top: Good Fortune by Kate Spain, Kona White, Ash and Pansy
Backing fabric: Phoebe by Another Point of View (Windham Fabrics)
Binding fabric:  Kona Ash
Finished size:  Throw size  60" by 72"
Threads used:  Aurifil 2021 for piecing and quilting.

Linking up with Amanda Jean's finish it up Friday  and Lindsey's Friday Fabric Frenzy and Amy's TGIFF.

Update:  I have entered this quilt in the 2014 Pantone Color Challenge hosted by Adrianne On the Windy Side and the team at Play Crafts.  I highly recommend taking a few minutes and viewing all the lovely purple entries!

Kathy

40 comments:

  1. Great job. Love the dogwood quilting.

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  2. This is such a lovely purple quilt. The orange gives it just the right punch!

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  3. OMG!!! I love this quilt finish Kath! I love the pops of orange and the Kona ash binding....it is truly a bright spot during our icky winter days!!!

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  4. I love your quilt! You, once again, have done a superb job of picking and matching beautiful colors.

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  5. Such a beautiful quilt. I've been eyeing that penny patch pattern too. I have a few to finish up before I get to it though!

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  6. Mmmm-Mmmm! I do love this quilt! And I am not a purple person. I think the pops of orange and the green do so much for those light and dreamy purples! The quilting is beautiful. I do need to try that motif sometime! The binding choice... Magnificent! What a drop dead gorgeous quilt, Kathy.

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  7. This is beautiful! The orange is perfect and just the right amount!! And your quilting. . . Awesome! :) If I were you my plans would be to snuggle with it!! :)

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  8. Love, love, love, love it! The fabrics are awesome and I like the pattern too. Your quilting is wonderful. I love spontaneous quilts--they come out the best!

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  9. This turned out so beautiful! Love the colors with the pop of orange. The quilting looks great too. I love doing that one as well!

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  10. Oh Kathy...this is absolutely stunning! I love the snow photos. I'd say this is a romantic quilt. Love the pops of orange to set off the purples.

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  11. This is simply stunning. I love the color and the quilting. I went to test drive a HQ Sweet Sixteen last week. So. Much. Fun.

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  12. It is gorgeous! I am impressed with the fabric combo, the orchid works so well!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  13. Such a lovely jumble of colour. I think the orange really makes it all come together. And I love the dogwood quilting. Quite nice.

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  14. It's gorgeous! Can you tell me what size you went with? Throw size? Thank you.

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  15. Hello again, have found the "quilt stats" at the end of the post! Throw size it is!

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  16. Dogwood quilting always amazes me with its versatility in many different quilts and it looks gorgeous in yours!!!

    I did a wall hanging for a friend recently and was a little turned off by it with purple, but in the end it surprised me like it did for you with your Penny Patch! I love the pattern and the colors paired with the ash.

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  17. You should definitely enter this in the Pantone Color Challenge next month - it's stunning!! And it looks so beautiful photographed against the snow : )

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    1. I just came back again to pin this because I forgot to the first time - I seriously wish this was a kit because your fabric choices are so beautiful and the finish is just stunning! Pretty and soothing and lovely : )

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  18. It looks lovely! Great fabric choices :)

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  19. This is gorgeous! I love the little pops of orange - I wouldn't have been able to restraint myself from using orange as the binding, but I'm glad you did. The gray beautifully compliments the quilt, and your pictures remind me of crocuses popping up through the snow.

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  20. This turned out beautiful. I love the quilting. I still need to quilt my penny patch quit. I may just try the dogwood pattern. Gorgeous finish.

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  21. Oh my, oh my, OH MY!!! I just adore this. It is truly fabulous - I think you need to keep this beauty. The pops of orange are just lovely.

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  22. This is wonderful - and your quilting is perfect for it! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  23. Wonderful quilt! I love the quilting, it looks great.

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  24. This quilt is absolutely beautiful! The colors are so cheery, and I love the snowy pictures!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  25. Lovely colours and looks fantastic out in the snow.

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  26. That turned out so pretty! Love the pictures with snow.

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  27. I love it! I bought the same fabric in a fat eighth bundle. Not sure how many were included but I focused on the lavender as well and mine turned out awesome. I gave it to my daughter for Christmas. I was so excited to see another beautiful design with the same fabric. Well done.

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  28. Just gorgeous! The pops of orange are perfect, and i love the dogwood quilting. I wanted to do that with mine but it seemed a touch to feminine for a little boys quilt ;) Though i'm sure i have another Penny Patch in me so i may give it a shot yet!

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  29. great colors to throw off the winter blahs and I like the dogwood quilting design!

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  30. Oh Kathy! I've loved this quilt all along... but your quilting just made it into LOVE for me. So so gorgeous in every way. And your pictures show it off so well. Great job!

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  31. Kathy you did an excellent job on your quilt! Loving all those purples, and your quilting looks lovely!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  32. Love your Penny Patch. I'm working on one now and enjoying it. Yours came out great.

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  33. Well look at you! How has purple been evading our loves for so long because this just makes me want to get all cozy in the spring time! I really appreciate your massive effort here, Kathy, and it always seems like those quilts we weren't expecting turn out so successful. They are insisting to be made! I could list the things I like about your quilt, but I'd just be listing it all!

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  34. I was here before and I 'm back!. Found your quilt (again) via the Radiant Orchid linky party. It seems, though, that you didn't include it in the Finished Penny Patch linky party! I think it belongs there too!
    http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2013/12/our-penny-patch-finishes.html
    Beatrice

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  35. This is a really beautiful quilt - I especially love the quilting! Haha, my house is full of quilts I started on a whim and fell in love with during the making process :-D

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  36. Hi Kathy! I love your quilt! This is so beautiful and colour combination is perfect - little bit orange is great! x Teje

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  37. I loved the purples in this line, and they go together beautifully in your penny patch! Those oranges brighten it up just the right amount and make it say spring instead of winter. :) Lovely work!

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