Thursday, June 3, 2010

Collaborating with Kathie

Have you seen Kathie's Summer Salsa quilt ? It's just been published in the latest American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
When Kathie started talking about making a yellow and red quilt last year, I wanted to join in and she gave me permission to make my version.. These are my two favourite colours after all. Of course I've had to keep it hush hush until hers was published but now I can show you mine. It's still a top and yet to be quilted.
My layout is a little different in the center and I chose to use scraps for the nine patches.
Now have a look at this photo below and you can see a big piecing mistake. This is why I need those labled pins people. I go all dyslexic somewhere between the blocks getting off the wall to under the machine and back on the wall. Not to worry, it was easily fixed.
I just loved using this chrome yellow, it's pure sunshine.

68 comments:

Nancy said...

I love that quilt. That's the one I marked as soon as I got my magazine..
BUT...I kind of like your second one best...it's kind of funky..

Taryn said...

Oops! That is a big piecing mistake. Am I correct in assuming you had to do a little re-sewing? Both yours and Kathie's quilts look great.

Karen said...

You ended up with a very good quilt. I had to chuckle at your error in putting the red in the wrong place. I think it can be an easy mistake than any of us can have happen.

Cathi said...

I love your quilt -- with and without the mistake! Sometimes quirky mistakes add such character!!

Melinda said...

I was reading the magazine earlier at the quilt shop and loved this quilt. Now that I have seen yours, I like this version even better.

MJinMichigan said...

Janet I love both quilts.
Your pins were a great idea and I've already made myself a set. They will work much better than the paper labels I usually use.
Thanks for sharing the idea.

Lori said...

Fantastic Janet!!! The chrome yellow and red make a fantastic quilt!
Sorry about the oops...there's no hiding that one!! LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Well, even with a piecing mistake, it's still gorgeous! I love the colors and all the nine patches - beautiful!!!

Nyla said...

I did see and love Kathie's quilt. I must say, I love your scrap version and your layout! Aren't nine patch quilts just wonderful?! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda C said...

Love your quilt Janet, the red and yellow are so comlementary. Will have to add this to my must make list. A great stashbuster. Thanks for sharing.

Loris said...

Beautiful! Glad it was a quick fix. I am amazed at my own ability to mix up blocks sometimes...

Stephanie said...

Such a great color combo. My grandmother's kitchen used to be yellow and red. Another gorgeous quilt from you.

Darlene said...

Love it, Janet!!!! I'm glad you make those piecing mistakes, too. :-)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

ha! gotta say, i love your oopsie! I would have gone for that! ;-) it's a beauty either way!

Linda said...

It's a yummy quilt. Those are colors I would never have thought of putting together, but they're a great effect.

Wish you and I were closer. I'd love to show you the "web" method of joining quilt blocks in columns and rows that I teach in my quilting classes. It's a great way to ensure none of the blocks get mixed up. No running back and forth from the design wall to the sewing machine.

SandyN said...

So bright and beautiful....

Great work.

Sandy N

Nedra said...

The latest edition of AP&Q is something else! So many great features, the Salsa quilt being one of them.

Notjustnat said...

Very striking quilt Janet and it's a famous one too. I haven't got my copy of APQ yet. Can't wait to see Kathie's quilt. I love yellow and red too. I might to make one when I get my copy - Thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Janet!! Love your Summer Salsa quilt! I love red and yellow together also. One of my friends told me you need a little something yellow in every room of your house for a little sunshine. I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes those mistakes.

AnnieO said...

Red and yellow--always a happy combination. Scrappy is best in my book! What a great quilt design. I like the setting so much! Hope to see it quilted someday :)

Janet said...

I love it - especially with scrappy nine patches. How are you planning on quilting it? I smiled at your piecing mistake - I've done that too :0)

broderie said...

me being me, i love the mistake version! i always like what i call 'an element of surprise' in things. love the colour combination also.

Tineke said...

Very spicy, very nice. I love your oops! - good thing that at least you have a picture of it :-)

quiltinbysea said...

Wonderfully vibrant quilt Janet, but am really taken with the idea of numbering and lettering the pins......brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing.

be*mused jan said...

I love it, Janet! I'm not a *yellow* person, but lately I've seen a number of quilts featuring it and I'm coming around...quickly!

Dot said...

What a striking quilt! I even really like your dyslexic version.

Christine said...

gosh it is beautiful, thanks for sharing

love kathie's work too

Christine

Shirley said...

Oh yummy yummy!. I love that quilt.
Shirley.x

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous quilt - I would never have thought to put those colours together but they look fantastic.

Kathie said...

so glad you shared your version! just love the red and yellow combo, maybe we need to do another one???
nothing better than turkey red and chrome yellow, agree?
Kathie

Sew Unique Creations said...

Love your quilt! Kathie's quilt designs are the best!

Jackie said...

Great collaboration!! I just love the combo, you may have convinced me to do something very similar. I just love it!

Meredith said...

Glad you had fun!

Sarah said...

This quilt is so beautiful! I love it! You are giving me some inspiration for what to do with some 60-odd nine patches I have sitting around collecting dust. Your layout is divine.

Dixie said...

Wow Janet - its just wonderful! Your version turned out fantastic. How fun to make your own version along with Kathie. You know I'm a yellow and red girl too. Its such a happy combo.

Crispy said...

Ooooo your quilt is beautiful!! I was looking so hard to find the goof (which I never seem to be able to find when someone makes an error) and here you had fixed it already LOL. I was excited to see Kathie's quilt in the magazine :0)

Crispy

ranette said...

Great quilt Janet....love the yellow and red...just love it! You and Kathie are amazing with all you get done!

Lurline said...

Oh, you two girls creating magic again - cannot believe it! Saw the most fab cheddar yesterday - guess what? _ still not driving, so I'm ringing for postage tomrrow - follow this Blog, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Anonymous said...

I hope that wasn't made for a bed because it's much too vibrant for anyone to get any sleep. ;>

Seriously, how wonderful and vivid!

Rainey

imquilternity said...

It's a beauty!! I have to laugh since I do the same thing. There is something mysterious that happens between the design wall and the sewing machine. LOL What will you do with it when it's finished?

MARCIE said...

I LOVE your scrappy version! Good job to both you and Kathie!

Brandie said...

It really is pure sunshine. I love it!

alobsiger said...

Your version is wonderful, Janet! Always an admirer of red and chrome yellow! I was lingering in this section at a quilt shop just the other day. I got a fun bubbly stripe with some black and green. It's so easy to get a block turned on the way to the machine. I am regularly going back to the laid out blocks to doublecheck myself. I need to mark some pins like yours!

Anne Ida said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it! And that chrome yellow really zings ;o)

belinda said...

Oh Janet...I'm 'swooning' over this one...great colors.....LOL...you know....it is less than 3 ft from my design wall to my machine...in fact...I usually just swirl around in my chair....but like Victoria says...I can sure forget where I'm at in that short a distance!!!

frayedattheedge said...

At least you spotted it before the quilt was finished - I once spotted a block the wrong way round in a quilt when I was taking the final photos .....

Dolly said...

Yep, mmmmmmm, that's more than a simple, just-overlook-it mistake !

It's funny, because I searched the FIRST photo looking for the mistake, and I was going to tell you that you fixed it for nothing, because I could find nothing wrong ! Then I saw the second shot and laughed. In our little group of quilters, the Outlaws, we have one DEAR friend whom we all call "Flip", because she almost never finishes anything without finding a glaring flipped block or section.

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt...an eye catcher for sure!

Kaaren said...

Another beauty, Janet...and my favorite colors too!

Annemieke said...

You already had a lot of lovely comment but it didn't stop me to say that this is one of the loveliest quilt (tops) I saw lately. Beautiful colours. A very nice combination to remember.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Carol said...

It is spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

Janet I absolutely LOVE your version! Very much!!!

quilterfaye said...

As one might say here in Canada.O fuddle duddle!! Interesting colur combination. Not my colours but I appreciate how well you have made this quilt. Well done
Hugs

Angela said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the use of all the scraps! Fantastic job!

Munaiba said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets dyslexic about layouts. Sometimes it really does my head in!

Mimi said...

Very pretty. I, too, love red and yellow.

Dawn said...

This is an awesome quilt!!

sewpam63 said...

Beautiful, Janet! Your dyslexic mishap caused me to smile. I have a way of doing that too!

And, don't you love the names...chrome yellow, poison green, madder, etc...?!

ratherbquilting said...

Lovely! Those colors look great together and I really love the scrappy-ness!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks fantastic Janet! I will have to go have a look at Kathie's. It is so much more fun when you make it with someone else and get to see the different interpretations.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I just LOVE your version!!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Does this make me happy or what? Oh it does. Beautiful, Janet. Absolutely beautiful. You make me smile, smile, smile! Gosh this is fantastic. Simply perfect.

Delighted by your work over coffee, *karendianne.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE that quilt. Loved Kathy's too. What's a little mistake?? lol But you fixed it up nicely.
Great job.

Barb said...

Looks like a summer picnic - ketchup and mustard - love it!

sue in NZ said...

Hi, I just found your blog by browsing...and I just REALLY NEED to know about the quilt on your header!! It looks so beautiful. I can it's a wedding ring with applique. Is it your pattern? The colours look heavenly too. It's making me drool.:D

Ann Champion said...

Beautiful quilt Janet! I love the red with yellow. :)

Annette said...

I really like your rendition of the quilt, it's super! I also fell in love with Kathie's design and just finished my own version of it...mine is just much smaller.

Mego said...

Love your 'sunshine' quilt and yep...I kinda like the mistake BEST! Very nice!