What Shade are You with Carolyn Murfitt

Hello, I am Carolyn from Free Bird Quilting Designs and this is the second quilt I have been lucky enough to make for the ‘what shade are you’ blog hop!

My ‘what shade are you’ hasn’t changed, it stills every colour of the rainbow and what a rainbow it is with the cotton supreme solids!

I have had my heart set on making a flowering wreath quilt and with all of these colours to choose from it was the perfect opportunity.

These are the colors I chose for my flowering wreath:

Yellows/Oranges

Tourmaline, citron, sunny delight, golden topaz, carrot, cantaloupe, tangerine dream, oriole, butternut, ochre, mandarin

Reds/Pinks

Amaryllis, brick road, chilli pepper, scarlet letter, rio, pink sapphire, sunset ruby, rhododendron, red wagon

Purples

Raging ruby, amethyst, grape, hydrangea, purple haze, bougainvillea, aubergine, feeling blue, jacaranda

Blues/Turquoises

lapis lazuli, royal blue, carolina, lancaster sky, bora bora, turks and caicos, riviera, meadowland, night

Greens

toyboat, martini olive, sprout, aloe vera, emerald city, putting green, neon, clover, pea in a pod, grass is always greener.

I used a variety of the Quiltsmart interfacing and began by making my petals, flowers and leaves.

I experimented with a few different ideas but decided to lay them out in a rainbow pattern.

I kept adding flowers until I had the basic layout.

Once I had the petals positioned it was time to add the yellow centres.

Now that I was happy with the design it was time to load the quilt onto the longarm and begin quilting.

I chose a range of aurifil thread to match the colours of the petals.

Because the quilt was going to be quite detailed with the flowers, I didn’t want the background to compete.

The quilting I chose would add texture but would not draw the eye away from the wreath, which is the main focus of the quilt.

I wanted the quilting of the flowers, petals and leaves to be uniformed, so I chose a similar design in each one.

This would add to the flow of the quilt, so as not have one area or flower competing with another.

Here is a few pictures of the quilting in the flowers and petals.

The best part of quilting is taking the quilt off the longarm and seeing the quilting design for the first time as a whole. Making sure it meshes with the design of the quilt!

I was pretty happy with the result.

….. and finally the quilt has been bound and is finished!

and in the sunshine to show the quilting!

Thank you, thank you, thank you RJR Fabrics, you are a very generous company and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to be part of your ‘what shade are you’ blog hop for the second time!

Demi and Rachael it has been an absolute pleasure corresponding with you over the course of these two quilts! Thank you!

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    Carol Nelms

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    Stunning!!

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    Michele T

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    Wow!! That turned out fabulously!!!💙💜❤💚💛 Love it!!!

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    Pam Landolt

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    This quilt is a real piece of art! It is just beautiful, and the quilting so perfectly thought out and executed. Thank you for your basic how to and the names of all those pretty colors.

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    Barb N

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    This is amazing! I love it. What is the finished size?

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