Monday, February 22, 2010

Quilt out of my box with 'The Quilt Show' Challenge - Episode #103

This challenge started with 'The Quilt Show' Episode 103. What a great show this time. Joen Wolfrom was quite inspiring. After watching all I wanted to do was go look through pictures and get color inspiration. And watching Ami Simms talk about her Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative was inspiring as well. Quilters really are an amazing and giving group of people.

I decided with this challenge to combine both these and make a quilt where the colors are inspired from a photo and then donate it to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Here is my inspiration for this challenge. It was taken this past October quite early in the morning. I love the colors in it. It was such a breathtaking morning. Snowy, cold and refreshing! These are not colors I would normally quilt with so I had no idea what was going to happen when I started.

From here I started playing with EQ6 and got a few ideas. As I played with the colors I realized I needed to add some more color. This is what I settled least until I hit the stash!

It already looks so different from the picture but  I remembered that the photo is a starting point. And really only the green was not in the photo. In the original photo there were taupes, dark brown, white, grey and blue - just not in the same proportions. Then I went to my stash and refined it a bit.

Here is my finished quilt. I actually made two of them because I loved the colors so much I couldn't bear to not have one of my own. It measures just 8-1/4" x 10-1/4" and I am very smitten with it!

I was thrilled with this challenge. These are not colors I would have ever put together myself. This project has opened up many possibilities in my quilting life! And I am very pleased to be able to donate this little quilt for a very worthy cause. As of right now I am just waiting for a confirmation email of my registration and then I'll be putting this in little quilt in the mail.

So will I use this method again? Yes! Yes! Yes! It got me right out of my color box. The only downside is that I will have to spend more time taking pictures! I hope that doesn't take away too much time from my other pursuits.

Now on to Episode #104! Happy stitching!


  1. Ann....I am not worthy. Your doing so well. I love your little quilt....You know taking color from pictures is so perfect. I never thought of it that way, but how true it is.....and I love flying geese patterns.
    Have a great day.
    Aunt Sharon

  2. That is an excellent little quilt!

  3. What a sweet little quilt. I love it!

  4. this is amazing I JUST LOVE this little quilt! what a great challenge.