Saturday, May 14, 2011

QOV and Color Challenge

I love challenges, especially color challenges!  And even more when there's a secondary challenge that comes with it.  (See my April 16th blog.)  The current challenge colors are tropical beach sand and surf.  Beautiful.  But I'm limited by the BOM blocks I have to choose from.  The American flag, autumn leaf, Valentine heart, Irish shamrock, umbrella in rain, Thanksgiving turkey, Jack-0-Lantern, apple and a snowman.  I could have used the tropical colors for the umbrella in the rain, in fact that would have been perfect!  BUT!  The colors for a snowman are kinda limited, right?  So, here's my tropical colors snowman:
Oh, well.  At least I've finished another dual challenge, color and BOM.  I think he's kinda funny :-)  He would have looked even funnier if I'd had to make him in fuchsia and orange!  

More success, however, with the QOV project.  I'm using the gorgeous QOVF fabrics from  Because the fabrics are pretty busy prints, I didn't want to cut them up and mush them together.  (Is that an official quilting term?  I don't want to be making up stuff here, you know!)  I found a really interesting pattern online that was designed for a book, "The Giving Quilt" and the authors donated this pattern for QOV quilts.  Simple rail fence, but with a twist!  
Long ago, I read somewhere, "If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours."  I try to do that as often as I can (or dare, in the case of someone really scary or very angry), and you know, I always get a smile in response!

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  1. Love the QOV fabrics and the pattern is perfect for them.

  2. I love the pattern for the QOV. The fabrics are beautiful for the quilt.

  3. I really like your QOV quilt pattern! Is there a link for the pattern? I'd love to see it a little closer.... And whoop whoop on that cute little snowman - he looks wonderful!!

  4. I love snowmen all year round! Love the QOV fabrics, That is a great pattern.

  5. That snowman has real character!! He's adorable. Whoop! Whoop!

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