Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Land Of Oz" quilt

After trimming 150 HST's and quilting countless straight lines down this quilt, I have finished stitching the binding down on this quilt just in time to take a few photos whilst the sun is shining.
This quilt is named "Land of Oz": a reference to the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, and also for the green and gold that are Australias national colours.
I used a selection of emerald/green prints and solids for this quilt, along with splashes of yellow which as one reader noted, are also suggestive of the Yellow Brick Road - more info on the fabric choices here too. 
I quilted this in straightish lines that are about 1/3 inch apart using a variegated green Gutermann thread which has shades of green from a light minty green to a darker colour.
After washing, it has crinkled up quite nicely due to the dense quilting and is still very soft.
And most importantly, my kitty loves it too:)
Stats-
Name: Land Of Oz
Size: 40 x 60 inches
Pattern: Random 5" HST's in the style of Katie (@ Sew Katie Did)
FabricsAmy Butler Lark (Souvineir in Mineral and Lemon, Sunglow in Jade), AMH Field Study (Minds Eye in Tambourine), Denyse Schmidt Chicopee (Cross square in green), Art Gallery Indie (Geisha in Teal), Oval elements in Emerald Coast, and Rhapsodia (Temple Tiles Maya), and Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet in Swiss Chard and Juniper, along with some grey, ash and green solids, mainly Moda Bella in Jade, which I also used for the binding. The back is a "Leaf Green" print from the Denyse Schmidt Picnic and Fairground range.
Quilting:Dense straight line machine quilting using variegated green Gutermann thread.
2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge
I am entering this quilt into the Pantone Emerald Quilt Challenge hosted by Ali @ a2(w).
Kirsten.

24 comments:

  1. Oh it's so lovely!!!!And such a cute kitty too! You've inspired me to make a HST quilt - but the hard part is what colors??

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  2. Totally gorgeous and love the name! Wonderful mix of prints and solids

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  3. Amazing how the quilting brings it together even more. So lovely!

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  4. Very very nice Kirsten. And kitty approved!

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  5. Good luck in the Emerald Challenge- its gorgeous!

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  6. Wonderful! You combined emerald fabrics really beautifully!

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  7. I love the pops of that golden yellow. It compliments the emerald tones perfectly. A sly reference to the yellow brick road as well. Kudos to you for fabric selection!

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  8. It's gorgeous. I love emerald colour.

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  9. love it - the quilting is just the icing on the cake!

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  10. Oh! Wishing you luck! So love this :)

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  11. SO nice! Love your quilting on it!

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  12. It really is a very cool quilt and perfect for St.Patrick's Day :)

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  13. Absolutely beautiful - love the colours, pattern and quilting!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  14. I adore this quilt!!! You are barve to take on all that straight line quilting but it works perfectly!!

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  15. It's so awesome, good luck in the contest!

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  16. Kirsten, this is totally gorgeous! I love how lush all the greens look with those greys and the splashes of gold. All that HST trimming was definitely worth it (and there is a high chance I will be quilting my HST quilt like this too!).

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  17. Truly amazing! I was a bit dubious of Pantones Emerald as colour of the year, but the more I see it, the more I love it - and it looks fabulous in your quilt :)

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  18. Hi from a new visitor :-) your Pantone Emerald Green Quilt is totally gorgeous ! Love the Aussie Inspiration.... Love it with the grey.. Wish the officials who design the Assie uniforms etc would take some inspiration from you!!! :-) Good Luck with the comp! Found your beautiful and inspirational blog via Hawthorne Threads... And then the Comp Link.. Will visit again for sure.... I have only just taken up quilting again after a very long hiatus.... About 15yrs I suppose.... Oops.... :-) but am totally taken with the new modern approach to this wonderful hobby.... Thanks for sharing..

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  19. This is awesome! I am a big fan of green so Pantone Color of the Year makes me very happy. I absolutely love what you've done with it.

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  20. I love this quilt Kirsten, it's gorgeous. Great fabrics and scattering of colour and pattern across the quilt. Good luck! And thanks to for your post that links to the Bloglovin' how-to. I never use Google Reader - I just bookmark blogs and randomly read them. I will finally get on board and work out Bloglovin' and actually use it!!

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  21. I love this!
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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