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Friday, March 14, 2014

Have a Radiant, Quilting and Lucky Pi day :)

This may be a pretty confusing post :)
but there are many different things to celebrate in the next few days... 
so I thought to mix them up a little ;)

Things to celebrate:
- Pi day (3/14)
- Worldwide Quilting day (3/15)
- St. Patrick's day (3/17)
- 2014 Pantone Quilt challenge, Radiant Orchid (3/14 - 3/21)

So... let's start celebrating, quilting style...

**First**:
A little Pi block

(11x11 inches)
this is a very easy block so I draw it myself... but if you are interested in the block and you don't design your own blocks, you can find a similar one in Jennifer's craftsy shop!

**Second**
A little Shamrock to celebrate St. Patrick's day

(7x7 inches)
The pattern is by Trillium Design and you can find it on Craftsy... I resized the pattern to make it smaller.

**AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE**
2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

My entry for the 2014 Pantone Quilt challenge, Radiant Orchid:

This is a little wall hanging (size: 17x17 inches)

I love scrappy projects... and I am pretty sure that one of the fabric I used is Radiant Orchid... I have no idea which because it's hard to see the real colors on a computer screen... but I used so many different purple/pink tone that I must have picked something that is pretty close to the real Radiant Orchid ;)

And a few close-ups and the back to see better the quilting... 
It's the first time I quilt with color thread... I don't know if I like it... it's easy to see the "mistakes" but I think it's ok, considering the fact that is one of my first time I try a design different than stitch-in-the-ditch :)





Follow THIS LINK TO SEE ALL THE OTHER PROJECTS... and in 7 days the voting will open and I will ask you to vote for me ;) (or a different one... there are amazing quilts/projects over there... but if you vote mine I would be very very happy ;) )

If you want to make your own orchid block, the pattern is available in my Craftsy shop!!
And if you buy the pattern before the end of April, I will also send you the pattern for the blossoms and the instructions to add the borders so you can create your own version of the wall hanging above. If you want the extra pattern, just email me your craftsy display name and I will send you the extra pattern by email (you can find my email address in the orchid pattern).

And to conclude this long post, a sneak peek of the next "Color of the Year" wall hanging... 
I decided to make a similar wall hanging for each year that I have been sewing...
I don't have much backlog since I just started last year LOL ;)
But I think it's a nice way of tracking my sewing progress and of decorating my sewing space...
So here it is: Emerald.


The completed Emerald wall hanging will appear soon on this blog... so don't forget to follow me ;)

And now are you still reading? Yes? Wow, then you deserve a prize :)

I offer this little giveaway bundle...
45 charms (5''x5'') from various fabric of my stash and some embroidery floss.
For a chance to win, just tell me your favorite color in the comments below!
Mine is blue... or purple... I don't know, I can't decide :)
For an additional entry follow my blog and tell me how you follow (in a separate comment).
The giveaway will close on Sat, March 22nd (10 am EST)

IMPORTANT NOTES: 
* comments are moderated, so if you don't see your comment is because I need to approve it... please one comment per person
* the giveaway is open to international entries
* if you are a no-reply blogger I am not going to publish your comment, plain and simple... no email, no chance to win. If you are not sure, just write your email address in the comment.

P.S. Last night I made a Cherry Pi(e)
and a (burned) Pi(e) crust
It is burned because I was doing some calculations for a quilt back :( :(  never "quilt&bake" :)

65 comments:

  1. At first I was like what? A pee day? he he, no just kidding. My fav color is magenta.

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  2. My favorite colors are blue and green. Every time I buy fabric I tend toward those colors. I think I need to vary my tendencies!
    Love your orchid, AND your emerald! Very pretty.

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  3. I just put you on my bloglovin list. But I've had your music notes pattern on my Craftsy wishlist for some time now. Whenever I get some spare spending money (is there such a thing?) I like to purchase patterns from my wishlist. There is so much talent on Craftsy.

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  4. My favorite color is pink...every shade of pink (although I have a great fondness for the deep pinks.) Your RA project is lovely! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  5. Oh, and I follow you on Google+ so you show up in my email. Love the Pi Pie, too. I'll have to do something today with my daycare kids to celebrate Pi Day. Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  6. I am a purple girl, love it. And I love your Radiant Orchid quilt, so so pretty!!!

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  7. I love red! So vibrant! Allison @ BigCityBackwoods allisonbrewer@yahoo.com

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  8. I follow by email! Allison @ BigCityBackwoods. allisonbrewer@yahoo.com

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  9. LOL - love that comment - Never quilt and bake. Fun post, lots of lovelies. Nice giveaway, but don't add me to the potential winners. I'm on a fabric fast this year.

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  10. I love your cherry pie! Your quilt is gorgeous too. I can never decide what my favorite color is so I usually just say I love all the colors. I'm learning that I'm drawn toward different ones at different times and right now I'm drawn to the coral to tangerines.

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  11. I love Pie, any kind. My favorite color usually changes often, currently it is green.

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  12. I follow you with email. Thanks.

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  13. I love your pi block and your cherry pi!
    I like red!

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  14. Love you Radiant Orchid, it's really stunning!! it's a good thing you didn't burn the cherry pie itself :)

    -Soma

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  15. My favorite color is lilac and I love using pale yellow and green with it. All of your blocks and quilts are always so beautiful. Thank you for the great giveaway. Can always use more fabric and thread. Hoping to win. katztoo1(at)frontier(dot)com

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  16. I love your Pi quilt and your Pi Pie. Also your radiant orchid quilt is beautiful. Visitng from NTT.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm

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  17. I am a new follower on Bloglovin. :)
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow farm

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  18. Your Radiant Orchid quilt looks amazing! Great job with the flower -- I did mine with stitching, but it didn't translate half so well :D

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  19. love your Radiant Orchid and especially all of your green blocks! My favorite color is green! I use green in every quilt I possibly can!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  20. Ha ha, never quilt and bake! I need to remember that!
    You pi-blocks is very clever! And i adore the green jewel! I wish you lots of luck with the radiant orchid quilt!!!
    My favorite colors are orange and dark jewel tones like teal and purple.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  21. What a great wall hanging - I love how you incorporated an actual orchid into your design, and the radiant orchid colour! Thanks for playing along with the Challenge!

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  22. Cherry Pie - YUM! :) Favorite colors orange/yellow and red/violet. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  23. My fav color is green! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  24. I follow you via e-mail.
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  25. I love all your Pi references. Your orchid design is beautiful.
    My favorite color is blue. Lately I have found myself using a rainbow of colors, which makes life and quilting interesting.

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  26. I love your cherry pi! My favorite color is yellow.

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  27. My favorite color is yellow but my favorite quilting color is blue. Love your Pi.

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  28. My favorite color is also blue...definitely. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  29. I follow on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  30. Great job piecing! I love odd shades of green.

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  31. I love your Radiant Orchid and Emerald quilts. And the pie is delightful :) My favorite color is purple. Thanks for the fun!

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  32. I follow you via Bloglovin. Thanks again!

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  33. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

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  34. My favorites are any shades of blue.

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  35. It's hard for me to choose a favorite color too, but lately I seem to put Aqua in everything. Love your projects!

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  36. Mmm cherry pie looks delicious even with burnt pi! Its hard to choose a favourite colour! I would say purples and blues are pretty close to the top of my favourites list :)

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  37. This week my favorite color is hot pink

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  38. Today my favorite color is: Royal Purple! Paired with Red and Indigo. It changes daily...surprised that it wasn't emerald today. :)

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  39. I have been happily following your blog for sometime now via GFC! :)

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  40. Blues will always have my heart <3

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  41. Wow, radiant orchid is gorgeous, so is emerald! I like blue and red

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  42. My favourite colour is purple too!

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  43. ANd I follow with the old reader!

    Thanks for the chance to win something!

    X

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  44. I know it's weird, but I don't have a favorite color. I do however love bright jewel toned colors with black.

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  45. I just began following on bloglovin and love purple, but I want to make a blue quilt- so either!

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  46. I follow you on bloglovin and love purple.

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  47. Spring is nearing, so my current favorite colors are lilac and sage...but that will change once summer comes lol. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  48. I follow you by email. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  49. Currently I am loving the black on red and red on black, still trying to build that stash for my quilt. I love the orchid, the emerald is my dream being that I am 1/4 Irish (thank you Grandma). thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  50. I follow your blog via bloglovin' (New).

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  51. Your Orchid is beautiful. My favorite color is all shades of green

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  52. My favorite colours is in the blue range! Thanks for the chance!!

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  53. Oh wow, your orchid is beautiful!! And I love the colored quilting. :) I don't see any mistakes, just personalized lines! :) I also think it's wonderful that you went back and made an emerald mini as well. They're both gorgeous!

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  54. I love the pops of yellow in your Radiant Orchid quilt! What a great choice for contrast!

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