Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Part one - Done

I always consider making the quilt top to be Part One.  There is still the layering, quilting and binding to be done.
So Part One  of the Eye-llusion quilt is done.
I had to piece the border, so I decided to add some little pops of color in the border. The green border fabric is not the same as the green pieces, but it matches so closely that it isn't obvious.  The plan was to add another border of the purple fabric, but once this border was on the size was perfect.   So I will piece the back and use the purple strips I had already cut for border in the backing.
I just love this quilt top.
For those of you who are trying to learn about putting colors together let me try to explain this one.  Purple is made by mixing blue and red.  Green is made by mixing blue and yellow.  Thus blue is the common link in the green and purple.
Someone said "I would never think to put purple and green together!"  I said "Take a look at nature! An iris is purple on a green stem and it is lovely."


Yes, if it goes together in nature it is a sure bet it will work in quilting or painting!

17 comments:

Samantha said...

I LOVE this! Gorgeous quilt top.

Cyndi said...

Gene, that quilt top is amazing....I love it! And I really like your pieced border. Gee, two of my most favorite colors on the planet are purple and green and I pair them together all the time...in jewelry, clothing, sewing, etc. I think the two colors together are stunning!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Hettie said...

You can surely be proud, not only of the beautiful colors and pattern but also on the time it took you. I should take some lessons here!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

this is such a cool quilt! Love the purple green combo. Just noticed you were a winner over at Amanda Murphy's blog. Congratulations!

Patti Williams said...

quilt is beautiful! love the colors!

Rhonda said...

Gene, I just knew your quilt was going to be stunning and I was right. That secondary circular design just draws the eye. It's a great illusion!! Love it.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I like your border treatment! I made a QOV a few years ago, all stars with striped cornerstones. For the blue border I put narrow white strips in little groups of two and three... my attempt to replicate the stripes on a soldier's sleeve.

Pat said...

It's terrific, Gene!!! You know I LOVE the colors!!! Great job and yes....the top is only Part One and for those of us not particularly adept at doing the quilting, Part Two can be a real stinker!!!

Snoodles said...

Gene, that is stunning! And you are so right....when the colors look well together in nature, we can easily combine them for our projects! Beautiful border design, too!

~ Julie ~ said...

I love it, Gene! And you're right, the colors look great together!!! :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You just made a lovely quilt top! Excellent job.

Sarah said...

It looks great! I love your design.

Christina said...

You are on fire! I really like the border treatment.

Serena said...

love it. those were the colors in my sisters first wedding...she had little pops of coral

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Soooper Doooper I love it!
Pat

Royce said...

Oh Gene I love this quilt - it's beautiful. Love the colors/design.

Nicole said...

Very nice!