Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers quilt festival

Isotaupe

I had a hard time choosing between this one & another quilt... In the end I chose this one because at the time it represented all of my taupes. I had been collecting & looking at these fabrics for a long time without using them. They were expensive & I was afraid that I would be dissatisfied with the result so I did not make anything with them... Once I got going I was fine & enjoyed making this quilt. I love the way it has high contrast & low contrast blocks & how it allows all of the different colors to play nicely together.

My only gripe is that the long armer fed it onto her machine sideways, so the clam shells look more like fish scales...

Bloggers quilt festival link: here!

(The button is just a picture...)

28 comments:

Nadine said...

I love it. Great fabric choices.

dee said...

It's really gorgeous Amy.

Notjustnat said...

I'm glad you choose it, a really nice quilt with all the taupes. I love taupes - Enjoy the show - Hugs Nat

The Tulip Patch said...

Lovely!

Mama Koch said...

It's pretty fish scales tho.

cityquilter said...

gee amy, you really did the fabric justice there, it's beautiful, and i'm not really a taupe fan, but again, it's amazing what one colorway and a talented quilter can produce

Jenny said...

i think your quilt is amazing!

Michelle said...

It's a lovely quilt!

AnnieO said...

Low contrast blocks are so intriguing to me just now--they really draw you in to examine them closer. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story :) (if you had not mentioned it, no one else would have thought of fish scales!!!)

Karen said...

Great quilt. Love the block design.

Chris said...

Love it! It would be a perfect quilt for anyone, guy or girl.

Carol said...

I was so busy looking at the great layout of the colors that I did not even notice the quilting :)

hetty said...

I love it!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I really like how you have used the curved stitching in the quilting lines. It is a good contrast with all the straight geometrical patterns of the fabric. Well Done!

Miri said...

Beautiful! Love the taupes!

Allie said...

Really beautiful!!

Marie said...

It is lovely --- the taupes/browns/lights/darks really add a depth to it ... and well fish scales are okay too!!!

Cathi said...

It is gorgeous -- love the taupes all playing together.

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

Very pretty with the quilting to incorporate the squares and the curves. Great job too with the contrast in the quilt.

Angie - www.craftedAngles.com

Karen said...

Your quilt looks great. Love the fabrics and colours. I agree that sometimes it is hard making yourself cut into favourite fabrics. But it worked!

Sandra said...

What a cool quilt, love the dimensional look and the secondary interwoven design. Great job.
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Mama Mel said...

What a lovely quilt! It reminds me of argyle socks, which I love! :)

QuiltSue said...

It's a lovely quilt - so calm and peaceful.

tx.ranger said...

What a pretty, subtle, neutral quilt. I love it!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. I really like how you used a full range of taupes. It makes for a very dynamic quilt.

Vicki said...

very pretty! I love the calm feeling of this quilt.

Charming's Mama said...

I really like your quilt, it has a crazy mixed up argyle sock kind of look even with the "fish scales".

Eileen said...

i also thought immediately of argyle when i saw this. a lot of work on a great quilt! thanks for sharing and have a great day