Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pink Flamingo En Masse

Thought you might like to see the latest giving quilt finish from the Seattle MQG, which was totally inspired by Pink Flamingo, the Kona Color of the Year! Swatches measuring 9″ x 11″ were given to all members interested in participating, and then they were asked to create 12 1/2″ improv blocks using the Pink Flamingo plus gray and/or white solids or prints that read as solids. Don't they do amazing improv?! I love that improv isn't a first language for many of them, but they gave it a go with terrific results.

I got the task of putting all the blocks together into a top, and arranged them roughly from light to dark. I kind of did the same thing with our "Fade to Black" last year, but I love the look! Then Pam/pamjcole quilted it with a wonderfully fun design that enhanced all that improv so nicely.

Matt/odditease used more Pink Flamingo to bind it, and the quilt finished at 72" x 72."

Dubbed "Doing the {Pink} Flamingo", we're going to enter this one in a couple of shows, and then eventually it will be donated to charity. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!