Up A Creek

Time for something fresh. New. Fast. I'm feeling the need, the need for Speed!

Inspired by this quilt and this quilt, I took a jelly roll of the New Bright Palette by Kona, paired each strip with a Kona Charcoal strip and then cut the Charcoal strips at somewhat varying lengths. If I just used the jelly roll, the quilt top would have been 82 inches long. I decided to add four more colours though so that the top would finish at 90" long and could handle the quilting without shrinking it too much.

As the strips got sewn together, I kept thinking that it looked like a creek, a rainbow creek more specifically.

The top's not quite together yet, but I'm already loving the rainbow progression.


I'm also working on my photography skills. I'm taking the Shoot It: Product Photography Class on Craftsy class, as well as reading Maria Elkins' tutorial and the Shoot That Quilt! site. I'm trying to get the whites in my quilts to look white, the reds and oranges to stop looking over saturated and the quilting to show. Not asking much, am I?

Below is one of my mistake shots, which I think looks kind of cool. Hope I can figure out how to do it on purpose. LOL!


Wishing you sunshine and rainbows today, my friends! ;)

Sew Fresh Quilts

21 comments:

  1. Oooh this is lovely! Charcoal is seriously one of my favorite "neutrals" right now, and I love the Kona rainbow!

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  2. Very intriguing! Love the colours. :-). I signed up for the Shoot It class, but haven't really applied any of it yet... With Spring now here, I'm hoping to get outside for my pictures and try some of the stuff from the class.

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  3. Very pretty! I signed up for that class and really need to take it!

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  4. This is gonna be cool! I have a photography class on my list but the library will have to do with its dummy book for now! LOL

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  5. All these colors look awesome! Love it!

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  6. Look forward to seeing your finish and what you will do on the back :)

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  7. Yummy rainbow delight! Those strips against the grey? Brilliant! That picture is kinda psychedelic, man. Love it!

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  8. Very nice!!! I did my wedding ring quilt with Kona charcoal, and have more in the mail today!!
    Love all the color M-R

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  9. Colours look great, can't wait to see more :)

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  10. Beautiful colors! Love that missed shot... it is cool...

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  11. Gorgeous! I'm a sucker for rainbow colours done tastefully. Can't wait to see it completed!

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  12. Fantastic!! I truly could look at that all day.

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  13. So fun! Good luck getting all the camera settings figured out. I still don't understand them on mine.

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  14. The quilt is going to be all kinds of awesome and I really really like your 'mistake' shot!!

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  15. Love your pictures so far- just my kind of colors! I could really use that class myself...

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  16. I want to see more.... please. The colours are just so fabulous and tempting.

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  17. Sounds like you need help with white balance. Get to a Photography shop and buy a grey card and get them to show you how to use it. It REALLY helps!

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  18. Beautiful colors! It sure is pretty for "fresh and fast."

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  19. This is looking incredible! And I love the blurry photo! :)

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  20. I love that you don't stick with the same palette for each quilt. You have an eye for colour and it's obvious that you enjoy playing with it.

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