my first: pixelated

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The lovely Ali of a2w posed a challenge for the beginning of this year, ending March 8. 

The challenge was to create something quilty using the Pantone color of 2013: Emerald.

More on the rules can be found here.

We were allowed to use all shades of green, although emerald should be the primary focus, with one other color and a neutral in allowance (the colors I used are listed at the bottom of this post).

I decided to pay an homage to my very first machine:
...a hand-me-down Brother from the 70's.

I wanted to make a funky wall-hanging/mini-quilt, and I thought, hey, why not 'pixelate' the Brother?

I started out with a load of 1" squares in 13 colors (12 shades of green, including Kona Emerald):
I then got to work setting out my 'pixels' and sewing them all together in sections:

 ...and then attached those larger sections together:
...got to work basting the layers,
...and then started quilting it, trimming threads as I went...
 Quilting, quilting, quilting...
And, all done, bound in my one 'other' color, Kona Hibiscus, also integrated in the machine in 5 pixels, finished size (27.5" x 22"):


Colors used:
Background
Kona Bone

Machine:
(all green Konas)

emerald
everglade
glacier
pond
aloe
ice frappe
sage
jade
candy green
holly
willow
kelly
hibiscus


Binding:
Kona Hibiscus



It was a fun project to undertake; I just would like to thank Ali for hosting the challenge, and to all of the generous sponsors!

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34 comments

  1. Yum!! I think my ginnormous Aurifil spool and yor sewing machine should live together on my wall :)

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  2. WOW! This is SO clever! Great Emerald mini!

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  3. What a great job you did. I love it.

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  4. Wow.. that's absolutely awesome..so creatie, great work

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  5. Still in awe! Unbelievable! All those 1 inch squares! Speechless. :)

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  6. I think your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours. I could sit and look at it for a long, long time.

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  7. Lovely, great detailed work, did you know that she set the deadline back to St. Patty's day?

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  8. It's a jewel!
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Esther!! I really appreciate your lovely comment!

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  9. Love this! I have to say, I'm inspired to try out V&A's patchwork pattern maker for one of my own submissions now, but I doubt it'll turn out as perfectly as yours did!

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  10. totally totally awesome .....amazing piecing

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  11. OMGoodness Erin, I came over to visit your blog after you left a comment for me on the ND blog hop...I scrolled down your page and ran into THIS. This is such an AMAZING quilt that literally made my jaw drop and as I sit here with my mouth open, I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE it. Gorgeous!!! Wowee!!!

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  12. Okay .. WOW! This is impressive! I adore it. What a great quilt to have around

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  13. It really is amazing - incredibly fiddly to have made and looks so great!

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  14. Ohhhhh love it!! Totally want to make one of my own some day, my machine deserves to be 'pixelated'!

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  15. I love your celebration of a vintage machine in pixelated greens. So lovely!

    Congratulations on your win!

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  16. Congrats on your win!! :D It's completely gorgeous!

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  17. I love this. Congratulations on your win!

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  18. Erin: this is awesome! And even more so for me as I am almost finished making a postage stamp quilt using 1.5" squares. Stay tuned!

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  19. SEE I told you,you would win! Congratulations!

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