Sunday, January 9, 2022

Quilt Reveal: Pink and Other Colors

Announcing the first finished quilt of the year, at least here on the High Road. It is a part of Project Quilting challenge, which means it had to be made in a week. I have already told you the inspiration of this quilt in another post.

I started with a pink scrap and added more pink scraps for the stack. I soon realized that I don't use a lot of pink, so I was very liberal in what I considered to be pink, and included reds and purples.


The end result looks more purple than pink, but there is pink in there, and maybe when you are looking for the pink you will see that there are lots of other colors in there to meet the challenge guidelines, which is to use at least five different colors.


I have been trying to use darker and busier fabrics in my selection of low volume backgrounds, and this quilt gave me the perfect opportunity to do that since most of my "pink" stack were pretty dark. My usual for a challenge like this would have to use a lot of bright colors, like in the Postage Stamp quilt, but the fact that my "other colors" are in the low volume sections makes me very happy.

I decided to make it a bars quilt, and resisted the temptation to make it a checkerboard. The end result was a trapezoid shape and it was tempting to leave it that shape, but I decided to trim it into a rectangle. It is the noon deadline that makes it look like it is not a rectangle.


2021: 15 Minutes to Stitch Week 53

So much for weekly challenges, I am already late in posting my 15 Minutes to Stitch Report.  There was a flurry of quilting activity the last week of the year. Besides making and finishing Get Well Wishes for the World, I also posted a lot of year-end reports.

15 minute days this week --5 out of 5
15 minute days this year -- 300 out of 365 days
Success rate  = 82%
I finished at 84% in 2020.

2022: 15 Minutes to Stitch Weeks 1 and 2

This year, I would like to have noticeably more finishes than starts, and starting a new quilt is probably not the best way to get that result. But the Project Quilting challenge is posted, and since it forces you to finish a quilt in a week, it won't be counter-productive to that goal. As you saw at the top of this post, I finished the Pink and Other Colors this week.

15 minute days this week --9 out of 9
15 minute days this year -- 9 out of 9 days
Success rate  = 100%

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Sally Trude said...

Congratulations on your all the colors plus pink quilt. I can assure you that finishing a quilt for Project Quilt is not guaranteed. According to my cats, the only thing the challenge guarantees is increased swearing and less playtime for them as the week progresses.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like you had a LOT of fun with this little piece! Congrats on meeting the noon (CST) deadline. You are correct that it can be SEW challenging!!

Sandy said...

Not being a great fan of pink myself, I love how you interpreted this challenge. I could easily live with this smart little quilt. Good job!

Go-Go Kim said...

Adorable quilt! You did a great job!

Kate said...

A very bright, colorful and fun mini! Congrats on that finish. You did a lot better than I did with your stitching stats for 2021. Wishing you a 2022 full of finishes and stitching time. Thank you for being a long time party participate for the 15 minutes to stitch.

PersimonDreams said...

It's adorable! Love how it turned out :)

dq said...

Yay! I read about this challenge. It sounds fun but I best not be starting something new that often. Yours is lovely.

Tanya said...

Very pretty and lots of interesting fabrics to enjoy looking at.

Rose said...

I really like this....