Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Color (Baggage) Challenge Quilt

Hi All! So, Along the way of the Color Challenge, You saw most of my PLAY, with the layout of the Blocks... Each week, I had tried a different arrangement. I had many favorite ways to lay them out, but, the ONE THING I try to do each time I make a quilt, is to find a layout that I have not done before. A NEW element each time I build a quilt.  So this quilt was no different.  I decided my layout, then started playing with bordering fabrics... I went from really crazy to subtle, to vintage...
I brought in my hubby for his opinion, ( might not do that again ) Although I think the setting and fabrics he chose are cozy, they maybe a bit safe for me.  Well, I listened to my hubby. ;-)  So I will always think of this quilt of him, since he chose the final palette.  My personal choice? was this grey rose fabric below... REALLY crazy...

Ultimately, I ended up with  HUGE stack of trial pieces cut, that I guess will now become there own quilt! Thankfully, the colors all go with each other nicely! I'm not usually so wrapped up in the fabric choices... I sort of just them it happen... So, What did hubby choose?  A print I was saving to make some jammie bottoms out of!  LOL!

COLOR BAGGAGE QUILT 66" X 78"

My layout, Yes, is all Y seams... Good Lordy! But I think it was worth it, and each time I do this many Y seams, the easier they get...


Once I had it all together, I found a LONELY LOST ORANGE block on the floor! I guess he will go on the back. I don't worry about the mistake of not including it, I use it as an opportunity to turn it into something else! There are no mistakes, just make more quilts!

I did find a way to FUNK it up though, with the Jay MacCarroll fabric for the backing. I can tell you, had I found that fabric sooner, I would have used that in the front!!!! Oh well! ;-)

My WHITE/LIGHT bin of fabrics is filling up! I'm ready to start playing... Inspiration is running strong today!

19 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Striking setting! I think it's good for me to go with others' ideas sometimes. Otherwise, everything I make looks the same! Can't say that's true for you, but you know... You're really building suspense with those light colors. Can't wait to see what you're planning!

Ellie Q said...

Victoria, I love it! (Though looking at your trial options, I like the blue dot too, but I'm way more matchy-matchy than you.) I need to get back to my color challenge blocks--some other projects have gotten in the way!

Lisa said...

Oh my lord! I was working on a very similar setting. Like a lightening bolt. Haha. Great minds think alike. I guess I will fiddle with something else. Yours looks tremendous!

Helen said...

I have to agree with Michael on this one. He has perfect taste, after all....

Willa said...

What fun! It's good to find the unexpected!

ellen gets crafty said...

WOW!!!!!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Helen, you should see the shirt/tie combos he tries to get away with. Lol! (he says hi, by the way)

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Go for it Lisa! It will be fun to see your version!!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

:-) he did a pretty good job. It still looks like me though, doesn't it! Haha! Thanks!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I was grooving on the dots, but didn't have enough to do the whole thing. I really wanted to get it done before heading back to NYC this week, or I might have ordered it! :-)

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Absolutely MAH-VA-LOUS!!!!

Debbie said...

Love that setting. Your husband did a good job picking the color. It is subtle yet graphic. Lets the blocks shine through. I love your idea of a different setting for each quilt.

sheila 77 said...

Your quilt is very striking with the man-chosen fabric! Something a bit different (and I mean that in a good way). You have been winding us up with your low-value materials - yes, I am collecting them too and looking forward to a new patchwork adventure.

Sewing In CT said...

what you did is awesome and SO YOU!! ORIGINAL!!!
I love it. you are inspiring me to move away from cookie cutter expected quilt patterns. I love it.
I have some ideas and bought a pair of large Lilly Pulitzer pants just so i could cut them up in a border for a quilt in progress!!!
Like everyone else, I can't wait to hear more about the white/light play - YOU GO GIRL!

Carol E. said...

I love it!!!! Give your hubby a pat on the back, and then you, too, for that great setting.

sewyouquilt2 said...

awesome quilt!

fiberchick said...

Looks gorgeous and I love that Habitat backing!

Mimi said...

This is Boo's quilt right? Love the zig zag setting... guess it does NOT need a border.

JaneB said...

I must be hungry . . . thinking chocolate & cherry or raspberry. Great choice on the fabric and the setting.