Friday, January 14, 2011

Life in Technicolor

I'm so happy to be able to show this quilt. It started out many months ago when I had an inkling to make a colorwheel quilt. I thought I was going to make Jovelle Hoverson's giant colorwheel, but then I put an arc on the design wall and it took me a different direction. I started playing with those graceful arcs of color and Life in Technicolor was born. It's a queen sized baby and fits in my guest bedroom just perfectly. This one will put a smile on your face on the dreariest winter day.
Angela worked with me on the quilting. As you can see...simply stunning.
Can you say, breathtaking!
My favorite part probably doesn't show in these pictures, but I love the rainbow colored binding. Have a happy weekend everyone! Another new quilt on Monday!

100 comments:

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

I'm LOVING that quilting!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh...Wow...Jacquie!!!

Nutsy Coco said...

It's beautiful and the quilting is amazing!

pklaw said...

WOW! Love the design, the colors, and the quilting!

Needled Mom said...

I love the design and the fabulous quilting. Beautiful.

Qubie said...

Your work never ceases to amaze me!!!

Poppyprint said...

Whoa, amazing!!! I just love it Jacquie. The quilting is perfect, too. The quilt looks fantastic on your guest bed.

connie said...

Perfect!!! I love this design, colors and quilting. I am really thinking about color and the color wheel these days. Thanks for Sharing

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Thanks for the SMILE in technicolor! Beautiful.

badlandsquilts said...

Wonder quilt...perfect to warm a winter day!

Stephanie said...

Spectacular! Quilt design, color, quilting. Perfect harmony.

greenleafgoods said...

This quilt is stunning-- one of the best I've ever seen! I love everything about it!

connie said...

WOW!!!! Fabulous. This is the most beautiful quilt I've seen in a long time! It is very inspirational! Excellent design, excellent quilting!

Ashley said...

wow, words can't do this justice! it's an absolute beauty - I love the variation on the colorwheel, and the quilting is stunning! Wish I could come stay in your guest room! :)

Anabel said...

Beautiful!!! <3

Vicki said...

So pretty!

carol said...

OHHH my breathtaking....rainbow every morning for anyone who would wake up to this...

Marie said...

divine !

Heather said...

aaaak!
first - stunning quilt miss thing!
second - i need me an Angela!
third - we need a catch up phone call!

;)

em's scrapbag said...

This is awesome. The quilting is amazing. This will definately warm and brighten the coldest, darkest winter day.

Betty said...

Truely a piece of art. You should be proud of this quilt. The quilting is perfect for your design.

KTMae said...

Congratulations on finishing another marvelous quilt. The simplicity of design makes the colors pop.

Vals Quilting said...

WOW what a great project is is so beautiful, period!
Valerie

WandaFish said...

Wow, stunning!

Jeannette said...

Totlly Awesome it is!!! I love it, the fabrics, the quilting!! I want to be your guest so I can sleep under it ;-) Amazing!

Jackie Russell said...

Breathtaking indeed!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

stunning!!! i have been working on that quilt for a while but i need a few colors to finish my "wheel"... but i love how you went in a different direction... looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

No, I can't say 'breathtaking' because all the loveliness really has taken my breath away. Your design is inspired and perfectly paired with the quilting. I am still breathless, but I can spell 'collaborative creativity.' This is part of what makes quilting so special to me. It lends itself so well to bringing hearts and hands together. Thanks again for sharing your art as it evolves. You really inspire.
Greta
2helphrey@att.net

Mitzi said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! WOW!

k-doodles said...

WOW!

My Sweet Prairie said...

Sweet!! Reminds me of broken lifesaver candies :) lovely quilting!

Sarahby said...

Wow there are people who set the bar, and there are people who vault over it. That is probably one of my top three favorite designs. You out did yourself!

Victoria said...

Such an original design! Beautifully executed, and the quilting is fabulous!

Angela W. said...

Thanks again for letting me work on your quilt......you are awesome to work with!!!

9patchnurse said...

Wow! Exquisite. Love the arcs, love the quilting, and love the detail like the fussy cut of the HR tadpole fabric! Just love it all!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful, stunning! Thanks for sharing a pic! Lookign forward to Monday for another revealed quilt...

live a colorful life said...

Absolutely stunning...

cOto.patchwork said...

Wspaniała narzuta! Kolorowe tęcze są cudowne!
It is beatiful!

Tiffany said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I especially think the quilting brings it all to life and compliments the piecework wonderfully with all of th archs. I can't afford to send my quilts out nor can I free motion quilt yet - so I try to avoid large spaces of one color - but Id love to do something like this one day. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh! That is so beautiful. Great job!!

Jo said...

Wow, what amazing quilting! And I love the design, such a fab take on the usual colour wheel thing.

arajane said...

wow, jacquie! it really did take my breath away. lovely!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness! This is so amazing. Both the design and quilting are fabulous!

~Michelle~ said...

oh, that is gorgeous! :)

Jan said...

All I can say is WOW to every aspect of this quilt!!!

Vicki W said...

It's spectacular!

Amy said...

I absolutely LOVE IT! The colors make me so happy on this rainy Portland day, and the quilting is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

What a gift to be able to see these quilts in person. It is fabulous and Angela is a true artist. Beautiful work Jacquie!

Mary Anne said...

It was such a treat to see this quilt at last night's KCMQG meeting. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Cheryl said...

This is so beautiful and the quilting is AMAZING! I am in awe of you, Jacquie!

MariQuilts said...

Absolutely stunning. Can you tell us a little more about the actual quilting.

Ethne said...

Simply stunning - a real joy to see - great work

Deb said...

WOW!!! That is amazing. Such a great take on a color wheel. It really is stunning.

•stephanie• said...

someday . . .
SOMEDAY i want to make something so spectacular.
truly beautiful.

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Just gorgeous!! As always. Both the quilting and the piecing. Love it!

Michelle said...

Speechless, A-MAZ-ING!!!! Love it!!!!

OT Quilter said...

Wow! I've had my eye on the color wheel quilt, too. (Some day...) I love what you have done with it, and the quilting is just perfect!

audreypawdrey said...

It is so beautiful! I love how cheerful it is, and it is sure to brighten the day of anyone staying with you! The quilting is perfect for this as well!

Melissa said...

It's like a promise of Spring, sunshine and warmer weather to see that beautiful quilt! There's some great fabrics and also the quilting in the arcs that I missed seeing last night. You and Angela make a great team! Thanks so much for sharing!

Merry Made Quilts said...

It's stunning and giggle worthy at the same time!! What an awesome combination!!

Heather said...

WOW!!! I am in awe of this quilt, I love it. The quiting on it is amazing too... I'm going to keep staring at it for awhile now.

Carla said...

What a beauty, Jacquie! I hated to miss Angela's program last night, but woke up with the stomach virus. I was so bummed. See you next month, hopefully!

Paige said...

Oh. wow. I know I say beautiful or gorgeous to every quilt I see on here (because they are) but this is stunning!

Diane said...

Stunning! That quilting is absolutely out of this world, and please tell Angela I said so! Absolutely gorgeous, and yes, it makes your heart sing just looking at it!

Elsa said...

beautiful! love all the colors! this quilt is something I aspire to! thanks so much for sharing!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Inspirational!!!!

I have a stack of fabric waiting to be made into the colour wheel quilt but you have taken it beyond wonderful.

Now I am wondering about where I can take the design when I eventually get to making it up.

Congratulations on the beautiful quilt and the beautiful quilting!

(You deserve the overuse of exclamation marks)

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Truly amazing! Love the design and the quilting is awe-inspiring!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, that is a fabulous quilt - design, piecing AND quilting! And I'm sure, even though we can't see it, the binding!!

troy and christina said...

Really gorgeous!! Can't stop staring.

Amy said...

Definitely breathtaking! Absolutely fabulous!

Hey Jude said...

This is just beautiful! The circle quilting on the white background really adds a nice dimension. Well done! You are an inspiration :)

daisy janie said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Corinnea said...

Oh my word, gorgeous!

ranette said...

Every single thing about this quilt is stunning!!!! I LOVE it!

Cheryl Arkison said...

You have found yourself a gem of a long-armer.

Barb said...

very cool
the quilting is absolutely stunning!

Cara said...

Wow! Both the piecing and the quilting are stunning!

Erin said...

Love it!

Karen said...

Simply stunning!!!!

Meg said...

Oh Jacquie--what a stunner!! The colors, the fabrics, the quilting... Just brilliant--I'll be smiling for days!

Danielle said...

AMAZING!

Miriam said...

A really beautiful quilt. The design, the use of colour and the quilting are all amazing!!!
Love it! :)

amymcgrady said...

That is absolutely FABULOUS!

chloeandme said...

Beautiful!

Sandra said...

This quilting is stunning! Would you happen to know what type of machine was used to quilt this? I'm in the market for a new sewing machine. Thanks!

sarah, rsm said...

breath-taking indeed!!

Janet said...

This is such a fabulous quilt that I keep coming back just to look at the quilting and all of the colors. I love the way this turned out!

Rebekah said...

It's gorgeous! And that quilting is stunning!

Diane said...

Beautiful! The colors look so clear and bright!

mamikelate said...

WOOOWWWW!!!!!!

Melissa said...

This is, by far, the cheeriest thing I've seen all night! I think I'm going to send my MQG members here to look at this so they can see what we mean when we say "modern!" :o)
It's really great. Really really.

MightyMom said...

very neato! you're really getting through some UFOs there dear!!

Modern Day QUilts said...

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Wendy P said...

Yes, breathtaking. Especially with that quilting. No exclamation points needed.

Lauren P said...

WOW! I love your quilt! It makes me so happy. The quilting is awesome too!

Patty S. said...

Oooohhhhhh! That is wonderful! I love how you've pulled the color wheel apart and how Angela's quilting brings it back together. Very very nice.

plima said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon this -- I am making the Colorwheel quilt and somewhere along the way my arcs lost their perfect-ness. Thus when I line them up they don't exactly make a perfect circle. I was soooo bummed and was trying to figure out a way to make it work.
This might be it!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh Wow, I am really behind in my blog reading so I usually just get rid of the majority and now i am so glad that I did not.
That is one amazing quilt.

Jackie said...

This quilt is simply gorgeous! Well done!!

Kim D. said...

Very Stunning and the quilting is awesome.