Growing on me

I tried to go a little out of my color comfort zone on this one…so I threw in that salmon color and I wasn’t so sure about it.  Now I think I like it though.  It’s more mild than using red…and not too orange either. 
This (of course) was my quilt inspiration. 

49 Responses to Growing on me

  1. notes of sincerity October 14, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    That is a great quilt. :o)
    There is a very special little someone out there who will be so happy to receive it. :o)
    Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely, Trish

  2. Emma Thomsen October 14, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I love that colour in there, it really 'pops' as they say and gives the quilt a lift. It's when we leave our comfort zone we learn new and exciting stuff!

  3. The Tulip Patch October 14, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    There are some really pretty corals in the "Flora" line by Lauren & Jessi Jung…they also do the same kinda thing as orange or red but are just more soothing.

  4. Sandra October 14, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    This is quilt is wonderful! Love the concept of that additional triangle in each block. Did you end up paperpiecing those blocks? I'd love to make something similar for my newest grandson:)

  5. sonia October 14, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    It lokks really bright and happy. I really like the pattern

  6. Kelsey October 14, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I LOVE love love this quilt! It's so pretty, and I really think the coral/red gives it what it needs.

  7. Melissa October 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    I love it! It could easily be fore a boy or girl, because the color is not too much. It is a darling quilt! Its fun to step out of your "color" comfort zone sometimes! My favorite quilt was one I didn't want to make because it was all neutrals, whites, creams, tan, but it turned out so beautiful!

  8. Alison October 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    I'm a huge fan of it!

  9. Suzie October 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Very nice!

  10. Sarah Craig October 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    I love the little salmon pops – a great boost to the whole quilt!! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Carla October 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    What a fun rendition of this quilt!

  12. Miss White Wall October 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    I love love love this quilt! Especially the salmon, so fresh and clean!

  13. Kate @SwimBikeQuilt October 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    Love this happy quilt! Thanks for mentioning 100 quilts :)

  14. Susan October 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Totally Cute!

  15. Sharon@Sharon at Home October 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I love the salmon … it gives the pop to your quilt, like the red binding does in your inspiration quilt.

  16. Kelly O. October 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I think the salmon adds an element of surprise as all the blues/greys/greens have the same feel–the hue of the salmon keeps your eye moving—it's great!

  17. Debbie October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    What a great little quilt! Simple but lovely!

  18. LuLu October 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    I really like the salmon. It really compliments the green solid you used.

  19. Cathy October 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    Well I really like the salmon but hat is one of my favorite colors. The quilt is beautiful. What a great cause. I send to quilts for Kids. love doing them. What fun.


  20. Tonni October 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    What a fun quilt! Love the salmon (or like we say here in the south, sammon).

  21. Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts October 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I like the pop of color in there- looks great.

    It was such a pleasure meeting you at the SS Allison. I can't wait to put your great FMQ tips to use!

  22. Linda October 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I love it! I think the salmon color really sets off the other colors. Perfect!

  23. carrie October 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    what a great quilt! I love the colors & soothing feeling it gives. This is a fantastic donation quilt. Venture out of your comfort zone more often, it's beautiful!

  24. Rebecca October 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    What a fun quilt! LOVE the mix of prints and colour!

  25. Bobbi October 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I'm adding this to the ONE OF MANY quilts of your's that I LOVE. Such a perfect quilt for a boy or a girl. And the pop of salmon? Awesome.

  26. Heather D. October 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    The colours work so well together, and I just love the bow tie pattern as well.

  27. Mrs.Pickles October 14, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Great quilt for a great cause!

  28. janae king October 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    i LOVE this quilt and i think throwing the salmon color in is just what it needed to pop. good job!

  29. BJ is Quilting! October 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    very nice!

  30. 2MuchFun October 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    Great idea idea using the salmon color, works well.

  31. Amy in VA October 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    I really like this one. The 'calm' solids and the visual prints but in small touches.

  32. Archie the wonder dog October 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Love this quilt – such great colours!

  33. Lauren P October 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I love it! Pretty!!

  34. bethanndodd October 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Yay for stepping out of your box…Fabulous! I am headed over to Katie's 100 Quilts for Kids to see if I can help :)

  35. Jolene October 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    I had a mini heart attack when I saw that you had linked to my silly little quilt! Thanks so much for sharing the love. And I think your colors here are genius.

  36. ecuakim October 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Reminds me of little bow ties. I love it.

  37. teacher October 15, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

  38. Jen October 15, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    I love the salmon color thrown in, it gives it some pop!! Love the design too!

  39. Evelene S October 15, 2011 at 4:38 am #

    That salmon color really added to the quilt. It gave the quilt a little pop without overwhelming it. Some lucky child will be so happy to receive it.

  40. Judy October 15, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    I'm like the above person, that salmon is beneficial to the quilt. Children love those bright colors and whoever gets this one will be a lucky winner. Congrationulations to a super pretty quilt.

  41. Francis Paul October 15, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I love the salmon! what a fun bright quilt and I'm sure some kid would be over the moon receiving it:-)

  42. Emerald Hills October 16, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    so cute! easy to make?

  43. Helen Bazinet October 16, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    i love this design and as I haveA truck load of small triangles, I have a head start on this one. Thanks. HELEN

  44. Connie October 16, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    Really pretty — I love a.l.l. the colors.

  45. miamihoney October 16, 2011 at 3:59 am #

    Looks great to me :) I love the pop that the salmon gives this sweet little quilt and kudos for participating in this great cause.

  46. Rebecca October 16, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    I think the salmon with the blue gives such a lovely retro vibe. Perfect!

  47. Lettyb October 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE this. I'd never have chosen the fabrics – but that is what makes it so great. Many of my quilts end up being similar. This is really different and it works!

  48. Unknown October 17, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    Oh this is GREAT! I love it. Well done on trying something a bit new!

  49. Elizabeth D. October 19, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Oh, Allison, I love this!!! And, I think the salmon color totally makes everything pop :) Amazing work, as always!!!

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