Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January Goal Completed


     I finished my Wayward Transparency quilt top on Monday evening and snapped this photo on Tuesday morning before I went to work.  Tuesday was my favourite kind of winter day,  very cold but sunny with a backdrop of snow.  It's snowing again today but it's supposed to warm up so it might all melt or turn to rain.  Yuck!


     I joined the Wayward Transparency QAL because I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to learn more about transparency quilts and how to pick and place the colours.  I was tempted to pick one of Yvonne's colour options but then I remembered my intention for this QAL and decided to pick my own colours with my Kona Colour Chart.  I was somewhat restricted in my choices because I wanted to get my fabric from a Canadian source.  In the end I bought some of my fabric from Fabric Spot (just before they closed shop) and some of my fabric from Mad About Patchwork.




     I chose an orange yellow colour way.  The colours from lightest to darkest are Kona Papaya, Kona Kumquat, and Kona Cocoa.  I named the quilt Tropical Smoothie because of the delicious sounding names of the colours. Having eaten my first Kumquat recently, I'm not too sure what this combination would taste like. Those are Kumquats in the photo above and they actually look closer to the colour called Papaya by Kona.  I have heard that there are lots of different types of kumquats however, so maybe some of them are closer to that middle colour.

     It's a really beautiful quilt and I'm happy with it but I'm not sure if the transparency aspect is working.  I'll have to see how it looks when I quilt it.  Thanks Yvonne for another fun and stress free quilt along! Linking with the Wayward Transparency QAL linkup, the OMG linkup and Lets Bee Social linkup.

17 comments:

  1. I love the snow also; everything is crisp and clean. The colors are truly sunny in the winter :)

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  2. Congratulations Lisa. This is a warm, syrupy, caramel-y finish!!!

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  3. This turned out lovely! I love the photo with the kumquats!

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  4. Wow, so bright and cheery! Great job.

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  5. Beautiful quilt top! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  6. This is still one of my favorite color ways. It looks so warm and toasty! Kona Kumquat is one of my favorite Kona colors! You had a perfect day for the photo too!

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  7. Hi Lisa, that's a great quilt and I think that the transparency aspect works great. Congrats!

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  8. The colours are awesome. Great that you were able to finish in time to link up. Good luck with quilting.

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  9. Congratulations on achieving your goal!! I love your quilt. Love the color play. Very well done. Enjoy the snow because it will go ... eventually. ;^)

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  10. This looks wonderful! Congrats on a great finish.

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  11. It's wonderful! The transparency works great, and now I want a big tropical fruit drink with a little umbrella in it :)

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  12. It's beautiful, Lisa! Congratulations on getting it finished :) It is sometimes hard to get the fabric you want when you want to stick to a Canadian shop. Darn exchange rate!

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  13. Well done - this is beautiful! Gorgeous colour selection!! Your perfect winter day sounds wondeful too. I would have liked to join in this for the learning involved but didn't have the time.

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  14. I think it turned out beautifully, Lisa! The colors progress nicely and I can clearly see the value changes. And the kumquats I have eaten are all lighter in color as well. Naming colors seems like it would be fun but challenging.

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  15. Wow! This turned out so great. I love it and the name is fantastic! I think you did a great job going out of your comfort zone to pick your own colors instead of going with Yvonne's color options. It really paid off in the end with this stunning finish.

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  16. But what does a kumquat taste like!? Love the colours - like sunshine on a cloudy day ;)

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  17. Wow! This is so bright and sunny. Lovely and cheery. Nice work Lisa!

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