Friday, February 28, 2014

Favorite Color Friday

Maybe because it's still middle of winter, maybe because there's more snow in our forecast, I'm not sure but today it would have to be....
Kona cotton solid "Caribbean"
I discovered/found/fell-in-love-with this color while making a quilt called "Rumspringa" by the awesome Tonya Ricucci (and not just because she has a great name!). I love her free-style techniques and her love of Amish-style-quilts-made-modern. The pattern was featured in the October 2011 edition of the Quilt Life magazine - that's it on the cover.
My top is completed but that's about it. Not quilted yet and no pictures so you will just have to take my word for it and rely on the "real" Tonya's blog post about it on LazyGalQuilting. Fantastic quilt and really fun to make - freestyle! My friends thought I was nuts while I was working on this at retreat, but that's a pretty normal reaction to whatever I'm working on so I'm o.k. with it...;)

Working on Rumspringa was my first real concerted effort to use only solids. I find that I am drawn to a lot of modern and Amish-style quilts but I really love fabric and I'm apparently a print-a-holic. I find it very hard to have any restraint and minimalism is just not in my nature. So my challenge is to find a place somewhere in the middle.

My compulsions run deep...I went on to use a whole lot of prints and a teensy bit more of Caribbean Blue in this quilt and some of you have asked about this crazy color...
“Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”
 and a little bit in this one...

Now I seem to notice it everywhere! Wait, I think I'm just dreaming about vacation....

 Happy stitching,



  1. I love this color, and the name, and the vacation dream!

  2. Tonya, Love your designs and love that Caribbean blue fabric. My girlfriend and I ordered it online last week so we both can make your Stamp of Approval quilt. The perfect quilt to get a jumpstart on Spring!!! It will be a fun project!

    1. Can't wait to see it Debra - please share pics later! But be careful, that blue is addictive!