2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Top(s) Finished!

2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Marsala

Marsala Spice Topspice_1804_2

Yay!  It’s not completely as I envisaged it, but it’s ok.  No idea whether I’m going to get it quilted in time, but if I don’t I’ll just enter it as a top only.  If nothing else, I really like how the block came out in  large quantities (and large sizes).

Obligatory close-ups/gate picture:


I’ve started putting a back together for it, using some spare blocks and the un-dyed fabric I bought:

spice_1804_1The centre is together now and I’ve started adding the necessary borders, only to discover that I fluffed my calculations a bit and I’m short on two sides.  Argh.  🙁  Back to the fabric shop on Monday, I guess!

A Marsala Side-Project

While I was making the Marsala Spice blocks I ended up with a pile of HST units needing a home, so I pieced them randomly together:


Then, because I wanted to test out a possible idea for another quilt, I stacked pairs of blocks together and cut them up again, then skiffled the bits about to make two new “fractured” blocks:


They trimmed up nicely to 5″ square and made 12 new blocks in total, to make this:


It’s an interesting effect, though quite difficult with HSTs of this size and density; the reverse is a nightmare of seam bulk.


I was thinking of turning it into a cushion or maybe adding the blocks to the back of the main quilt, but those seams would make it rather less than comfortable.  It’ll probably be a wall hanging, assuming I don’t break ALL the needles trying to quilt it.  :s

More info on the Pantone Challenge can be found at On The Windy Side and play crafts.

Also linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop!TGIFF at Quilting in Amsterdam and Oh Scrap! 🙂

8 thoughts on “2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Top(s) Finished!”

    1. Thank you! It’s certainly been an interesting project. 🙂 Good luck with yours!

  1. I love the Marsala top. The way the stars all intertwine is wonderful! I enjoyed reading your process of working with your scraps. I too start sewing and cutting and playing with leftovers usually creating some “interesting” projects. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

    1. Hi Cynthia, thanks for visiting and commenting, and for hosting a great link-up party. 🙂 I love popping over to see what you do with your scrap projects!

  2. Nothing to do with this particular post, but…I was looking at prior posts and saw your information about pernicious anemia. I wondered if you’d been tested for Celiac Disease (might be called Coeliac Sprue where you are). The first step is just a simple blood test for the antibodies to gluten. Unexplained anemia is often the first symptom that is noticed for adults. In any case, I hope you’re feeling great now!

    I found your blog through “Quilting is more fun than housework.” Almost anything is more fun that housework!

    1. Heh, ’tis true – pretty much everything is more fun than housework! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting – I haven’t been tested for Coeliac/Celiac (however you spell it) to my knowledge. It’s very interesting that you mention it though, since I have a cousin on my father’s side who was diagnosed as a Coeliac sufferer as a baby. I’d not heard about a connection between the two, so I shall look into it more. But I do feel a *lot* better than I did, thank you. 🙂 Stupid immune system… :p

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