Shannon's Sweet Talk

loisflanAugust 3, 2014

My niece is getting married next January, so I asked her mom if she thought they'd like a quilt as a wedding gift. Her mom said absolutely "yes." I asked what colors and traditional or modern. The answer was "modern and in the eight colors of the smallest color crayon box." This is what I came up with. The pattern is Ringle & Kerr's design from "Transparency Quilts." Now I just have to find a backing fabric. I choose the medium orange print for the binding, but that's subject to change depending on the backing I find.

I'm debating whether or not to quilt it myself. I've got a few months before the wedding, so maybe I can perfect my FMQ skills by then.

The colors of the quilt are so much more vibrant in person. And the fabrics are all prints or tone-on-tones. Many of them look like solids in the photo.

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jackier123

That is so cute! I love quilts made with primary colors.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 6:32PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

That looks great, Lois! You certainly hit the requirements of Modern and Crayons. :-)

SharonG/FL-IN

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 7:12PM
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calliope

You did well with that inspiration. I am not into modern but this one appeals.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 9:41PM
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lindaoh_gw

Wonderful quilt!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 7:46AM
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jennifer_in_va

great design, and great use of value! It's sure to be treasured!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:06AM
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FlamingO in AR

Oh, very nice, I like this a lot. They will be thrilled to get this!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:41AM
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littlehelen_gw

Really well done... I'm partial to the modern quilts and do especially like Weeks/Ringle!
V.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:32AM
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msmeow

Very nice, Lois! I know she will love it.

Donna

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:58AM
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quiltnhen

Wow! It's wonderful. Now there's yet another "hope I get to it" pattern to pursue. Bet they'll love it.
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 1:44PM
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quiltingfox

Aw that looks great! I like it's simplicity.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 8:38PM
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new2quilting

A lot of modern quilts have close, parallel straight line quilting. I could see diagonal lines on the angles of the squares looking cool, if you're worried about FMQ. Very pretty quilt and I like the basic colors.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 7:40PM
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toolgranny

I see straight lines and crosshatching. Looks like a winner to me.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 1:03AM
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beth7happy

Love it! It looks so crispy-clean!! Uncluttered.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 6:53AM
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bee0hio

Very nice! She will love it!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 8:27AM
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bev2009

It's so clean and crisp looking. You did a wonderful job on color selection. It really looks like the dark is peeking through the light color.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 9:33AM
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magothyrivergirl

Perfect! She will be so surprised! I love your choices. Very Modern!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 7:58PM
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