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Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Yesterday, I hosted a sew-in at my house for my MQG ladies and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!  Six ladies (and one other member who was only able to swing by for a little bit) sewing, chatting, lunching, and laughing from 10:00 am until almost 5:00 pm.  The official ending time of 3:00 came and went, and we were all having such a great time, there was no way I was breaking up the party!

During the sew-in, I got all of my blocks put together for my newest quilt.  Then last night, I pressed them and finished the top.


I'm really digging this color combo, even though it's not a palette I have ever chosen before.  Maybe I like it so much because it's like nothing I've ever chosen before.  Pinks and purples are usually not my thing.

Edited- Okay, it just occurred to me why this color combo seems so familiar.  Any Frozen fans out there?  I may or may not own Frozen for myself, and I may or may not know the words to all of the songs...I'll never tell.


*photo courtesy of the Disney Store

You always see Elsa pictured in her ice blue dress, but it occurred to me that the teal and purple of her coronation dress, along with Anna's bright pink cape are almost the very colors that I've used in this quilt, and I'm sure that's also why I've been thinking that the colors look wintry.  As much as I enjoy the movie (as much as a grown person can enjoy an animated princess movie), of course I'm happy that the quilt doesn't scream "Frozen."  I just think it's kind of funny that I inadvertently put these exact colors together.

I'm planning to write the pattern for this one as soon as I finish it, and I'm hoping I can get it finished and photographed before everything turns brown around here.

By the way, don't forget to pop over to Amy's Creative Side and vote for your favorites in the Blogger's Quilt Festival HERE.  I would love for you to cast your vote for Shattered Rainbow in the ROYGBIV category.  Voting is super easy, just click on the heart in the corner of the box of the quilt you choose.  You don't have to enter an email address or sign up for anything!  Easy peasy!  Thank you!




25 comments:

  1. I like your new quilt! What a fun pattern!

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  2. Please publish the pattern. This is one charming quilt!

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  3. Love this one too! Still amazing at your productivity :) Awaiting a pattern so I can get this one and the last one.

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  4. You beat me to asking if there is a pattern. Even though I had all the formal training to be a teacher and come from a long line of teachers, I certainly understand the busy, busy life of a teacher. I recently spent three weeks with my daughter and her family. My daughter is a teacher with two young, active boys and her husband is working on his Ph.D. It was hectic. The other grandmother went on vacation to Israel, so I was kept hopping, too. It was great to be felt useful. Thanks for a great, great pattern. Tomorrow is my quilt stitch group. Isn't it fun to stitch with others?

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  5. Loving the quilt and hoping for a pattern, also. I understand your Frozen love....I have granddaughters who are Disney princesses (in their own minds at least) so we tend to break into Disney song at the drop of, well, anything! Are you ready? Do you wanna build a snowman....

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  6. Love the quilt and can't wait to see the pattern. It's funny how colours seem to permeate our consciousness. I once picked a quilt palette based on a necklace I'd seen in Hart of Dixie. :)

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  7. The sewing get-together with your friends sounds like a fun day, and proof positive that you can chat and quilt at the same time! Great quilt, and I love the way your mind discovered why you chose those colors :)

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  8. Such a happy looking pattern and I just love that color combination too! Deep & rich looking.

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  9. What a fun block! Great quilt and happy fabrics.

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  10. great pattern, can't wait until this one comes out!

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  11. Gorgeous! And I love the accidental Frozen tribute :)

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  12. Always interesting how one thing can subconsciously trigger another! But being aware of it is a sign of Higher Intelligence- Right?-OK my theory and sticking with it :) Anyway it is a great design and color combo and what could be better than putting it together with a group of friends. I wanted to Thank You for stopping by and linking up with “Anything Goes Monday”. I am enjoying be a guest host and meeting so many new quilty friends. However I have been stalking/following you for awhile and enjoy all the things you create!

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  13. Love your new quilt. Looking forward to the pattern.

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  14. Great top and you are right, it does look like the dresses from Frozen! Loving this though and love the white background on this one because it allows the colors to pop! The design is something I am completely "digging" too!

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  15. Love the quilt colors and pattern! Wish I would have thought of that color combo instead of going with actually "frozen" fabric for my oldest's quilt. Then she could have used it forever, instead of just a couple of years.

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  16. Your new quilt/pattern is fabulous!! I cant wait to see it out in print!! XX!

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  17. Oh that is so gorgeous! I love the colours, you clearly just 'let it go' and didn't hold it back any more!

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  18. I also love the color combo, beautiful!!!

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  19. How fun to have a day to quilt, talk and eat with fellow quilters. Love you Shattered Rainbow - great job!

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  20. This is another simple but fabulous design! Love the colours you chose. Sounds like you and the girls from your guild had a wonderful day!

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  21. Your quilt is so pretty! Glad you have good memories of time with quilting friends to remember everytime you see this quilt!

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  22. Oh my goodness, I am in love with these colours! And this design is stunning!!

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  23. Really like this quilt pattern. Are you going to write up a pattern or tute?

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