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My Color Collective Season 3 Quilts

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Turkey Tracks: September 6, 2021

My Color Collective Season 3 Quilts

I thought it would be good, for me at least, to review the work I did last year (season 3) in the online class (The Color Collective) hosted by Sewtopia (Amy Newbold) with designer Tara Faughnan (for six months of projects and fabric palettes) and with guest designer Latifah Saafir (for an extra seventh month).

The quilts are more or less in the order of the monthly projects. Tara gives us the pattern and the fabric (there are also helpful videos) and shows us her version of the project—then we have at it. Pretty much all of us make the project differently, and that outpouring of creativity is really fun to see and experience.

If you want to know more about each of my quilts, there are separate blog posts. You can search on the name of the quilt on the right sidebar.

My “Marrakesh”:

My “Pips”:

My “Splice,” and this one differs from Tara’s layout in that I laid out the strips to form that central diamond. I hand quilted this one with 12-weight cotton thread (Sulky).

My “Bokeh”:

Bokeh is a photographic term for the manipulation of the background to make it intentionally fuzzy.

My “Tenderoni”—which I called “Fractures”:

Latifah Saafir was the guest designer for the 7th CC month this year. She spread out her Tenderoni block by using plain squares of the fabric palette to make the Tenderoni blocks stand out—which of course made a lap-size quilt. I wanted to see how the Tenderoni shapes played together up close and I wanted a wall hanging. I hand quilted with 12-weight cotton thread (Sulky).

I made this wall hanging from the leftover “Offcut” quarter circle pieces and hung the two quilts opposite each other on the walls outside my quilt room. This one, too, is hand quilted with 12-weight cotton thread (Sulky).

I didn’t do “Hitch” (an improv project) or “Rex” (an appliqué project) this year. Both projects were very nice; they just landed here when I was really busy. There might come a day…. Both projects offer a lot of room for experimentation and play. These two projects are the only ones I have not made in the three years of the class—not a bad record for this class I think—for me or for Tara Faughnan.

I am so looking forward to Season 4, which starts November 1.

Written by louisaenright

September 6, 2021 at 8:57 am

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  1. Very nice work! I espec like “Offcuts” & am swooning over “Splice”! Wow!

    Judith Brill

    September 6, 2021 at 10:02 am

  2. These quilts form a nice collection. I’m interested in Pips. The little pip shapes remind me of buds and sprouts.

    Laura Kate

    September 6, 2021 at 10:13 am

    • Tara Faughnan said she named it for apple pips, so it’s good you made that connection to the plant world!!! I loved making that one, and I liked how the swirling quilting worked with it—like spring breezes in an apple orchard. Thanks for your comments, Laura Kate.

      louisaenright

      September 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm

  3. Louisa, you have really inspired me! So much so that I am looking forward to beginning my first Colour Collective season 😊

    wendysquilting

    September 7, 2021 at 8:23 am


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