Green Quilt – 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge

A Green Quilt for the 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge (opening soon – see Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the House for all the details).

The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is Greenery – an insufferably cheerful shade of green. Aw, okay, I don’t mind it (much better than Marsala – 2015’s colour), but I’m still sulking it wasn’t a shade of teal.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Anyway, I do love a challenge because I love constraints. I feel like they make me try all sorts of new things I might not necessarily try. Like sewing an insufferably and cheerfully green quilt :)

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

The pattern for this quilt was sketched out last year as a way to use up the leftover fabric from my Colour Explosion quilt. Here is my original drawing:

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

I thought it would be interesting to see how it looked when reduced down to two main colours: green and grey.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

The blocks are all flying geese and HSTs, many with a little stitch-and-flip corner of another colour.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

There were a lot of points and nesting seams to consider, but it all came together quite well in the end.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Quilting was a straight line affair, using the central diamonds as base lines which I then extended out to the edges of the quilt. I filled in extra lines here and there, just to make sure I didn’t have any large areas unquilted. But overall, the quilting was a lot less dense then what I usually do.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

The backing was a fun children’s fabric that I bought at IKEA in France, all those years ago.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

I made a scrappy binding, using the solids from in the quilt (Kona Grass Green and Lime).

I zigzag-stitched the binding down this time. It was super quick and I think it looks fab given the quilt design is full of angles as well.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

 

The finished quilt is 36.5″ x 49.5″ – a great baby quilt size.

Greenery 2017 Quilt by Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts

Have you been tempted to sew with Greenery this year? If so, why not enter your quilt in the 2017 Quilt Challenge?

Happy sewing,

Kirsty

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15 thoughts on “Green Quilt – 2017 Pantone Quilt Challenge”

  1. This is so beautiful when seen as a larger picture. While the color green is not my favorite, I could enjoy this in some of my favorites —- like red or aqua with grey. I like grey a lot. The pattern itself is amazing and I am particularly fond of flying geese things. I also sent you an e mail before I checked out the blog

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  2. This is a really pretty quilt, and I’m sure it will do well for you in the challenge! Any thoughts as to releasing your pattern that you made this with?

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  3. Love the quilt. Adding all the other tones of green and some gray to calm it down was just the ticket. I might have to add this one to my to do list. The pattern is great.

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  4. The quilt you made is beautiful. I love the color green. It is my favorite color. I am new to quilting. My first quilt has different greens in it. The fabric I have purchased for 2 more quilts has green with one of them having green and blue as the main colors.
    Depending on the quilt I would use zigzag. Mostly I like the traditional finish for the binding.

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  5. I love the quilt..everything about it..the green, the pattern, the binding… I am definitely a green girl.. Not so mch for teal

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  6. Well I’m with you Kirsty – much prefer TEAL. Not a lover of green and have very little in my stash! I made a quilt for my favourite aunt who loved green and it really pushed me to the limit of my ‘comfort’ zone. Couldnt bear to use just green so I added purple! Lol.

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    • Ha, you’re a rebel! I will agree this quilt pushed me to find a way to like grass green, so I’m grateful for that. But usually the only time I use such a bright green is to bridge the gap between yellow and blue in a rainbow colour scheme. :)

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