Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival Autumn 2013 Entry #2

I thought I'd go for a second entry into the Blogger's Quilt Festival and selected the quilt I made for my husband as an entry into the Two Colour Quilt category.
 
Made especially for my hubby, who loves the colour orange and needed his own quilt for keeping warm while he digitally paints every evening.
 
I used Elizabeth Hartman's Crazy 9-Patch block tutorial to make the ManDarin quilt (I just eliminated the lattice which created negative space in the original).
 
The ManDarin quilt is nothing but crazy nine patch blocks on the front,

This pieced backing is one of my all time favourites!

with leftover blocks on the back!
 
A vast variety of orange fabrics were gathered to make these blocks and the odd bit of chocolate brown breaks things up.
 
Quilted simply with a meander stitch

 
and bound with a favourite Flea Market Fancy fabric.   It was a sure-fire hit with my hubby and is to be credited with my new appreciation for the colour orange. :o)
 
Finished Stats:
 
Name: Man Darin
Size: 59" x 86"
Free-motion quilted using Aurifil 50wt cotton
 
 
 
 
Oh, look!  There's one more day for you to enter your own quilt(s) into the Festival and time to visit all the wonderful entries.  How lucky we are to have Amy organize this wonderful blog-land event!  Thanks, Amy!
 
 
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18 comments:

  1. I love this quilt!! The fabrics and colours are all so wonderful.

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  2. Amazing! What an array of orange fabrics and the addition of some brown really adds interest. Love the improve style of those nine patches. Adorable backing too!

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  3. Front and back, that is a gorgeous quilt! I see many fabrics I "know", too -- we have similar tastes!

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  4. Your husband is a lucky man to get that gorgeous quilt. Love the orange!

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  5. Did I gush about this one enough the first time around? No? Okay - I love it. So much orange!!!

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  6. I love the Crazy 9 patch block - I like it when a regular block gets a kick in the butt "zing", lol. I think I need to try this design - I actually have a collection of orange prints downstairs that I had started collecting for something else, but this design suits the fabrics perfectly. This would be a good project to work on as I take breaks from other "time sensitive" projects - sometimes you just need to work on something FUN! Good luck in the Quilt Festival :)

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  7. Hi Katherine! I was waiting to see what is your second entry. You know I love this quilt and not only for the colours. Pattern is great and I love the backing, too, and the name of course! x Teje

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  8. Gorgeous! I adore orange and the pattern is so fun. Fabulous name too!

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  9. A great quilt. I like the way you have used the crazy 9 patch. It works so well.

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  10. what a beauty - an orange statement and you really rocked it! Love love love!

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  11. I love orange too..great quilt!!! What a lucky guy :)

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  12. This is such a fantastic quilt! I love all the orange. But then again I've appreciated orange for a very long time. That pieced backing is spectacular.

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  13. I just love this orange quilt, it makes me want to pull out the orange fabrics.

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  14. I love this!!! It reminds me of my favorite Halloween candy - Candy Corn!!

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  15. Orange!!!!! I totally dig this quilt! Bright, happy, scrappy, and fun. What's not to love? :)

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  16. I love all of the orange in this quilt!

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