Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ta-da........Color Play!!

Yippe, yippee, yippee!  I did it and didn't screw it up and believe it or not, my math was even correct.  (I can hardly believe it myself!!)  Now to write the pattern.  But, don't you just love it?  This is the only picture I took......draped over my ironing board after the final pressing before it goes to the quilter.

"Color Play"

I'm calling it "Color Play", named after the original doll quilt I made last year for the Doll Swap (but never gave away).  In fact, that one is hanging in my dining room.  It's 16x20 inches.

Color Play

The new lap quilt is 54x68 inches and once it's all done as a shop sample for my local quilt shop, it'll come home to be twins with the original.  I've been thinking about doing this for a whole year and when I discovered that my LQS was going to carry all the Kaufman Kona solids, I knew it was time to write the pattern.  I hope you like it as much as me........this one is 100 times better than the last.  Don't you agree?

81 comments:

Jackie said...

Just beautiful!! A rainbow of Kona!

Michele said...

Purty!

Samelia's Mum said...

Oh my gosh - I'm in love!

Lisa said...

So clean and fresh! Love it.

LJ said...

I agree! I agree it is wonderful! Now how did you get those black dots on their? They are perfect!

2MuchFun said...

Love it!

Sue Daurio said...

wow that is awesome!!

Sallie said...

Love it!

deborah said...

I love it! I'm drawn to solids lately, and this is just perfect! Can't wait for the pattern.

gill said...

WOW!
I love it!

Riel Nason said...

Oooh, it is sleek and sharp and so clean and crisp!

karenfae said...

I love this-such great use of solids - it is just so crisp and fresh looking. Some people say they do not use solids much and rarely buy them - but I have always loved solids and love Kona Cotton.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Judi said...

I love this quilt!!

Cindy said...

Wouldn't they be adorable in a little girl's bedroom. One for the girl and one for the dolly.

Great job Carol!!

Needled Mom said...

It is just gorgeous!!!!!!

Kathy said...

It is beautiful. Please post a picture after it's quilted too.

Rene' said...

It's totally awesome! I have your original smaller size one marked as a Favorite in Flickr. Love all the colors.

Cossett said...

Beautiful eye candy! Love it!

Wendy said...

Absolutely, completely and utterly stunning! Wow!

Anja said...

You are so creative and the things you make are just thrilling me every time!
Love it!

Anja

rubyslipperz said...

the quilt is EXCITING and bee-u-tee-full! i'm thinkin i need some Kona Solids in my stash!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot

Madame Samm said...

I will buy that pattern right this minute....LOVE It Carol...and the possibilities are endless ...way to go GF.!

Patchwork and Play said...

It's a fantastic quilt Carol! Look forward to seeing it quilted!

Laila Mogensen said...

Just love the colors!! So bright - very nice.

Brita said...

That's a wonderful quilt! Can't wait to see how it's quilted, I hope you'll share.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am new to your blog and found you when you made a mug rug ( I did vote #1 for yours) This quilt is a work of art!! it is stunning! You will get tired of hearing from me!
Again stunning!!!

moosestashquilting said...

I was just bragging you up on my blog. I made 2 of these myself a couple weeks ago. I couldn't help but think about black while I was stitching up the white one, so I had to do another. There was certainly a learning curve when I decided to piece in a tiny border. Yikes!! I used my hand dyes.

Annette said...

This quilt is awesome!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely amazing and I would love to buy the pattern!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love it. Beautiful. Did I say that? Oh and by the way, I hear you're having a birthday...so Happy, Happy Birthday. Sweet sixteen, right? :) blessings, marlene

A;ex said...

Hi Carol love your new quilt design, I am with all the others here, you are one great designer. And yes Samm told me you are having a birthday. And she told me your age, since I don't want to be "smacked" I am not telling. But lady you are # 1 in my books, no matter what your age. Happy Happy Birthday and why do I love you, because Samm told me hahah!

Wendy said...

What a thing of beauty to hang on your wall ... and with a pattern created by you, oh the possibilities!! Thank you ever so much for sharing your creative genius with us ... here and on Flickr ... I adore your work and hope to some day use my crayons to color my world by your example :) I too stopped over today via Samm as who could possibily pass up a chance to wish you bestest wishes on your birthday ?!?!! And not a peep from you ... :) Happiest Birthday wishes to you Carol ... may all your moments be merry!

Marsha said...

Your quilt is amazing, so simple and I love it! Madame Samm told me it is your birthday, I hope it is the best birthday yet. May your day be sweet and special and all your wishes come true! Happy Birthday to you!

Sonia said...

Cool! love the bright colors. :)

Ned's Place said...

Beautiful colorful quilt.
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Carol
Happy Birthday to you,
Hip Hip Hooray

MichelleW said...

Happy Birthday Carol - may your day be as colourful and happy as your awesome quilts :0)

Susan said...

So crisp and clean - fantastic

and a Happy Birthday too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the new quilt! Happy Birthday - may your day be colorful.

Brita said...

Happy birthday! I love your blog and all the fun things you do -- especially this quilt!!

carol said...

Thank you all for the awesome Birthday greetings. You all are the absolute BEST!! Smooches everyone!!!!

Dorian said...

LOVE IT Carol!! That is so cool.....and hey, Happy birthday, hope you have a fantastic day.

Coisas da Laura said...

I read at SEW I QUILT that it is your birthday!I wish you happiness, smiles,chocolates,beer-if you like-and LOTS of beautiful and full of colors fabrics so that you can make our days happier with your creations!
Hugsss!!!

Jen Eskridge said...

I LOVE LOVE it!

Merete said...

A little bird told 'me' it was your birthday today - happy birthday, Carol, hope you have a wonderful one :o) Your quilt is stunning!

Passions and Pursuits said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Irene Onderweegs said...

The minute I saw this flimsy it made my ears crack - from instant smiling right up to my back.
LOVE it. The sound of rainbows falling on my head ;^}
Thank you for brightening up my day!
Love, Irene

Laurel said...

Love it - and congratualations on the math!

Anonymous said...

Mamacjt, happy birthday to you. Sam told me it was your birthday. What a special moment to tell you how much I enjoy your blog, your work, your color. You keep creating and we will keep applauding you for making our world so bright. Cathyxx

CarolC said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAROL!!!

Just love your quilts and your drawings. You make me smile. Hope your birthday is wonderful and all your wishes come true.

Frog Quilter said...

A little bird told 'me' it was your birthday today - happy birthday, Carol. I like this quilt so much I may have to make it....

Have a great day!

Sallie said...
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Sallie said...

Samm let out the word - Happy Birthday!!

Cindy said...

Love visiting your blog and seeing the wonderful creations you make. And....Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Carol!!! The world is much more colorful place with you in! You inspire me so - Thank you!

Mommarock said...

Happy Birthday!! You always make my day so bright and beautiful.. I love to visit your blog.. I hope your birthday is as bright and beautiful as your quilts and blog are :) Happy Birthday again!!

Cossett said...

Happy Birthday!!!! to the most colorful person!!! Hope you enjoy you day, you always make my day so bright after looking at your beautiful blog!

Quilt n Queen said...

Happy Birthday!! you make everyone's day brighter...luv your work...luv your quilt 'color play'...The Kona solids are becoming a big part of my stash...isn't Mme Samm just the best...she brightens my day just like you. Have a wonderful colorful birthday..

JCnNC said...

I never knew Kona solids could be so beautiful - guess it just took the right person to create the right pattern. I have a new appreciation. BTW - Happy Birthday - Samm Sent Me. LoL Judy C

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love mamacjt because.....

I just found her and her work inspires me to branch out, to move outside my box. Too really embrace color and love how it makes me feel. I come here to visit and it makes me happy so Carol, you make me happy. Have a wonderful day!

debstokes said...

Stunning!! I love it!! Happy Birthday - you definitely COLOR MY WORLD!! Deborah in Texas

Anonymous said...

Feliz Cumpleanos aka Happy Birthday! And may you be blessed with many more. I'm not supposed to tell, but a Madame something or other informed the quilting world of your birthday (lol). Oops did I tell? Love your quilt, love your blog, love the beautiful crisp photos, and ADORE you for sharing your talents, patterns, tutorials etc. I live in a college town that doesn't have a fabric store for 50 miles--I kid you not. Your site connects me to a world I would otherwise not have access to. Thank you, Merci, Gracias!
A gal in Texas

Marie said...

Happy Birthday to Carol - (Pretend you hear singing - you are better off just pretending than hearing the real thing).

You make my morning with every post. Hope this adds a little bit to your smile today.

Hugs - Marie

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday. Anyone that loves color must be my friend so I will put you on my favorites list.

patticakes said...

Happy happy birthday, Carol! So glad I found you to "Color my World!"
I absolutely adore Color Play and am looking foward to a pattern!

Angie said...

It's beautiful!!! And so are you!!! :) Happy happy birthday to you! :D

Suzanne said...

Wow, what an awesome quilt. I have been following some of your mug rugs in the mug rug swap and finally found your blog! Eye candy, eye candy. Can't wait to go through it all!

Bouncypoodle said...

Happy Birthday Carol! I wanted to tell you how much you have inspired me! I just love your blog and thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! And every one is right....you do color our worlds and you are "quilt" amazing!

Warm wishes...Pattiann. PS now you can "smack Samm" for sending us all over here! Lol!

Patty said...

♫ ♪ Happy Birthday to you ♫ ♪
Have a wonderful day, because you put such joy in ours.

Jansie said...

You never cease to amaze. :) Wonderful work on the quilt (and I love the doll one too!) And a very, very, very Happy Birthday!!

Marie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you! I SO enjoy visiting your blog...it's very cheerful...the colors and you!!! Enjoy your day!

Gmama Jane said...

I've told you SEW many times how I ADORE everything you do!! You amaze me!! One of your little "birdies" told me you were having a Birthday???? Tweet Tweet Sixteen??
Have a wonderful day and thank you for bringing all of us such joy with all your wonderful creations. I get so inspired by you even though I can't begin to come close to your artistry. You have a gift with color, for certain!!
Happy Birthday
Gmama Jane

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! That is a great quilt!

Béa said...

Just wonderful, again.... Joyeux anniversaire, XOXO from France.

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday. I have gotten to October 2010 - there is so much good stuff to look at I am going to have to do it in batches to stop my head from exploding at your incredible, amazing, gorgeous work! You are brilliant! I can't wait to see what other fantabulistic (a made up word) stuff your going to do next.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Happy Birthday Carol! - your colour play is just beautiful ... I feast my eyes every time I visit your blog :)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Happy Birthday, Carol!

I love your color play quilt, and everything you do - you rock!

Linda

Snoodles said...

I love your color play quilt! I'm here from Stash Manicure - hope you have a lovely birthday!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shayla Sharp said...

Beautiful quilt! Happy Birthday (okay, a day late) gorgeous lady!

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

I've visited your blog before because youre work is lovely but I'm back today to wish you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful year to follow.

Gail :)

grandmarockton said...

love it HOPE you get pattern done so WE ALL can have COLOR TO OUR WORLD!

quiltytherapy said...

Love it. Congrats on getting the math right now.