Paprika

/ Friday, 5 March 2010 /

Paprika, originally uploaded by Shadrach Meshach & Abednego.
Last night I stayed up until about 12.15, sewing the Paprika blocks together. Then I sat in the armchair with my laptop for a few minutes, checking email before bed. I didn't mean to fall asleep, but I woke up at 1.45, neck permanently cricked, and absolutely frozen, since it was well past the point where the heat turns off for the night.
Tree quilt
Never mind, the quilt top is assembled! I made it larger than the pattern calls for, so that it can be a proper bed-sized quilt. At 84 x72", it's the biggest quilt I've made yet and I'm a bit nervous about how I'm going to quilt it. I'll worry about that tomorrow!
Flimsy completed!
I really love it. The colours aren't precisely spring-like, but I don't care. The reds, blacks, golds and creams are spectacular in this fabric line. I'm so glad I made it! And if you're seeing it for the first time and wanting to make it yourself, it's a pattern in the February 2010 issue of the Fons and Porter quilting mag.
And now to add this to the list at Amy's Sew-n-Tell; why not go over there are see what amazing things people have finished up this week!

31 comments:

{ Jean } on: 5 March 2010 at 08:29 said...

Just beautiful! I love this pattern and might have to give it a go. You're right about the rich colors.

{ Diane } on: 5 March 2010 at 08:53 said...

Oh mky goodness! Love this! The colors are beautiful!

{ Melissa C } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:39 said...

That is an awesome quilt. Love the colors.

{ wishes, true and kind } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:40 said...

Outstanding! It has a lovely vintage feel to it!

{ Ann Champion } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:41 said...

What a beautiful quilt!
I hope your stiff neck is better by now?

{ Meg } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:42 said...

That's so lovely! The colors are so rich and elegant, and I love the scrappy feel of it. Imagine how awesome it will be to pull this out next fall to cuddle up under!

{ Cheryl Arkison } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:49 said...

Man, that was fast! It looks great. A note on the quilting, whatever you do won't be that noticeable because of the busyness of the fabrics and constantly moving pattern. In other words, don't stress too much.

{ Inspirational Baby } on: 5 March 2010 at 09:59 said...

It is beautiful! Here's a pat on the back for a job well done.

{ Mrs Moen } on: 5 March 2010 at 10:17 said...

It is gorgeous! Sorry about your neck.-)

{ Leslie - she sews and scraps } on: 5 March 2010 at 10:28 said...

Ouch on yoru neck but that quilt is GORGEOUS! love the name and the colors!

{ SueWis } on: 5 March 2010 at 10:44 said...

Wow that is truly beautiful. Nice job!

{ Dee } on: 5 March 2010 at 11:13 said...

Just a downright, beautiful, happy, colorful, pretty, elegant quilt! Congratulations on such a fabulous finish!

Before you do to sleep next time (not in your chair, silly!), let your last thoughts be of the quilt and ask it to show you how it wants to be quilted. Little weird, I know, but that's how I do it!
You win the "Sleepy Head" award for Friday Finish!

{ Mandy Noble } on: 5 March 2010 at 11:41 said...

What wonderful colour combinations! Gorgeous!

{ ivoryspring } on: 5 March 2010 at 12:23 said...

This is soooo beautiful. I absolutely love the colors.

Yes, the Dolce fabrics really compliment each other very well... :) Thanks for visiting my sew and tell.

{ Leslie } on: 5 March 2010 at 14:18 said...

this is stunning! you did a beautiful job

{ bumblebeebags } on: 5 March 2010 at 15:06 said...

this is one for a show!!!! what a beaut!

{ Lindsay } on: 5 March 2010 at 16:59 said...

It's gorgeous!!! Um, my birthday's coming up...?

{ Claudia } on: 5 March 2010 at 18:44 said...

How pretty! I love the reds but I could also see this pattern in other color schemes. Good luck with the quilting.

{ Karen } on: 5 March 2010 at 21:13 said...

'Paprika' is perfectly pretty. It is just gorgeous. Love the colour combo.

{ Kristen } on: 5 March 2010 at 22:03 said...

I love the colors too. This quilt top looks great! I hope you feel better.

{ pinksuedeshoe } on: 6 March 2010 at 00:21 said...

Oh my goodness that is gorgeous. I just keep looking at those colors. They are incredible. Fantastic job!

{ Anne at Film and Thread } on: 6 March 2010 at 08:52 said...

I love the colors of your quilt! The name fits them perfectly!

{ Thelma } on: 6 March 2010 at 08:52 said...

OH MY GOSH!! That turned out beautifully!! I'm so happy it turned out so well for you! And I like the size! Now, what am I going to do?

{ allyn } on: 6 March 2010 at 09:24 said...

A-W-E-S--O-M-E!!! it is amazing.

{ KQuiltyBee } on: 6 March 2010 at 19:50 said...

Beautiful work--the colors are wonderful. I admire your piecing, too--much more complex than I work on. Good job!

{ Nicole } on: 6 March 2010 at 22:43 said...

So so beautiful! It's one of those patterns that you have to stare at because there is so much to it. Great job.

{ Rene' } on: 8 March 2010 at 08:27 said...

Lesly, your Paprika quilt is gorgeous!!! I can see why you love it. I forgot what fabrics you said you used for this, but they are perfect. Good luck with the quilting decision. Can't wait to see what you decide.

{ em's scrapbag } on: 8 March 2010 at 14:48 said...

Wow this is an amazing quilt. I love the fabrics and how the lights and darks play.

{ Michelle } on: 8 March 2010 at 21:09 said...

I love the colors!

{ beth } on: 8 March 2010 at 22:15 said...

This is beautiful!! love the design and colors!

{ Allyson } on: 15 March 2010 at 20:55 said...

Paprika is just stunning! It turned out great! And your photog skills are just as awesome. :)

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