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Emerald City

May 23, 2017

I posted a short piece a few weeks ago when the May/June 2017 Quilty magazine came out.  Somehow I failed to get some good photos of my quilt, Emerald City, that was in this issue.  The quilt is finally back home so I took it out this morning, and hung it on the wet deck for some photos.  Enjoy!  One thing you'll notice is in some photos it looks more blue, and in others more green.  It was very cloudy when I made the first photos, I guess the reason for them looking blue.  I didn't adjust the photos at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 The sun came out a bit right before these last photos.  Wow, what a difference.  The true color is more teal and closer to the green photos below.

 I used varying shades of blue and teal Grunge fabrics. My intention was to put the very lightest as the cross that shows up between the hour glass blocks.  However, I was picking fabric online without getting to see it in person, so what I picked for that section didn't turn out to be the lightest.  I just know it would look better and the design would have a better effect if those were the lightest pieces.

 It's exciting to see my patterns online.  My sister just let me know that Emerald City is on the Quilting Digest website.  I had no idea!  This is a very easy and quick pattern and measures at 84" x 84".  Give it a try in your own colors and send me a picture!

 

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