Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tangerine Tango Quilts

I managed to finish not one but TWO mini quilts this weekend - sweet! Thanks largely to Daddy being home and available to entertain the kiddo and some winter weather finally showing up and keeping us indoors, I was able to find a little extra time to sew.

So I decided to get my Tangerine Tango entries finished.

For both of these I used techniques inspired by Victoria Gertenbach over at the Silly Boodilly. She is one of my sewing/quilting heroes and I get loads of inspiration from her projects.

So both of these were cut with the rotary cutter "free hand" to create the slightly wonky look.

The first one has three different values of gray and I love the pop that adding the dark value brought. I did some quilting in the ditch on this one but I wanted to keep the quilting pretty minimal.

The second quilt is slightly larger and only used two gray values. On this one I added an applique from Lotta Jansdotter's Echo Line and then repeated the motif by embroidering one flower into a top section.

I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out.

I debated about adding hand quilting (and thank you to everyone I bothered about it) but in the end I didn't want it to get too complicated or fussy.

In order to keep the focus on the colors and the flowers I just added minimal top-stitching and some stitching in the ditch.

Love that little flower.

So now I just need to decide which one to enter in the Tangerine Tango contest on flickr since you can only have one entry per category.

I think I know my favorite but I'd love to hear which one you like...thanks and hope your weekend has been as good as mine :-)


  1. As a person with a mini quilt for the challenge I'm of course going to steer you off course with your entry... :P
    No I'm totally kidding, the dandelion one for sure is what you should enter. Its phenomenal. The extra flower embroidery was genius.

  2. I love the one with the echo flowers, Darcy. Very pretty.

  3. eek! The flower is perfection. These are beautiful!!

  4. These are gorgeous, Darcy. I love the embroidered flower. It was a perfect choice. For some reason, though, I think the first quilt is more eye-catching and striking, so it may get more notice (even though I think I like the second quilt better :)

  5. Darcy, this was so fun for me to see!!! I love what you have done and think they are both fabulous!! (And that flower is the best!!)

  6. Well, I'm catching up on blog reading, so I know which one you entered and I really love it! Both are very cool though!

  7. Definitely the flowered one! Beautiful job!


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