Saturday, March 9, 2013

Refractatorium pillow

When I first saw that we were making the Refractatorium blocks designed by Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt it for the AusModBee, I had a minor panic attack. They are an amazing block but looked so complicated to make - I never thought that I could manage to do a decent job for Jane so I took a deep breath and with Lorenas help, made a trial block  to see how it all came together.
I used similar black and white fabrics to what Jane had sent us for her blocks as her colour placement was so effective, and grabbed a few scraps of the emerald fabrics that were still laying on the table from when I had been working on my "Land of Oz" quilt (more on that one soon ...)
And rather than see this cool block go to waste, I decided to add a border in an emerald solid so that I could make it into a 16 " pillow. 
I just did a bit of stitch-in-the-ditch quilting around a few of the designs on the pillow and used some black and white spot fabric for binding.
Stats:
Pattern: Refractatorium Block designed by Jane at Want it, Need it, Quilt it.
Size: 16 inch square
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Shot cotton in Oxford Pool, Art Gallery: Geisha in Bliss from Indie and Oval Elements in Emerald Coast, Madrona Road Memoir in Charcoal, Perch Text  from Timeless Treasures, Heath in Metal by Alexander Henry, Black & white script and newspaper prints (from Spotlight), and black and white dot (unknown).
2013 Emerald Quilt Challenge 
I am entering this pillow into the Pantone 2013 Emerald challenge "mini's" section.

Fresh Poppy Design
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.
Kirsten.

21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous job you did! And the emerald really sets off the black and white fabrics. Nicely done!

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  2. This is just beautiful!! I like it ALOT!!

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  3. I've seen this block on Instagram isn't is Fabulous...Love the Fabrics & Colours you have used looks Great!
    cheers

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  4. Love it, great fabric placement!

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  5. Awesome Kirsten! It looks amazing!

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  6. This looks so sophisticated Kirsten! I'm glad you didn't let this test block go to waste. Are you using it or gifting it?

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  7. I love the spots! You have done a great job of the paper piecing! There will be no stopping you now!

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  8. You've done such an amazing job on it Kirsten. It's beautiful!

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  9. Oh, it's awesome! Good luck in the contest!

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  10. I love your pillow! The fabrics are a great compliment to that block pattern. Well done!

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  11. That's fabulous, love the black and white spots. I don't think you'll have any trouble at all in making more of those blocks.

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  12. Great entry! Your fabric placement works so well in the block. I love those narrow rows of green dots forming the star.

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  13. gorgeous Kirsten, I love it so much, the colours just pop against the black and white!! Good luck for the Pantone competition!.

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  14. Well it turned out beautiful! Seriously, I want to go try my hand at one now!

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  15. I don't think you had any need to worry over this block, you did a fantastic job!

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  16. Oh it's perfect for the challenge!

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  17. It makes a lovely cushion! The colour combination is great!

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  18. I love this pattern and the print/color choices. Good luck in the challenge.

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  19. This is fabulous. You have my vote!

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  20. This is so amazingly gorgeous I don't know what else to say. Beautiful, beautiful job.

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