Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boxed Zoo - Orange COMPLETE

I like to introduce you to my latest finished quilt - Boxed Zoo - ORANGE edition ;)

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Look familiar? Remember this one that was done using the GREEN fabric instead (and no added border):

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I have this 'thing' with making multiples from one design, but with slight variations :) - it's a sickness really. I love to see how a simple change, like color or print could totally the look and feel of a design. In this case, the simple change of a color - green vs orange and a small border make these 2 quilts feel so different.

In my opinion, the orange quilt is way more earthy and warm while the green is cooler and more fresh. I love how the orange plays so well with the browns in this quilt:

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I was so ecstatic to have a fabric from Riley Blake (Sew Cherry) that so well with the design prints of the quilt top:

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One of the biggest challenges was to find a border that would be fun but not too loud - since I wanted the focus to be the zoo print:

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As with the first quilt, I had a blast making the orange version - maybe even more so because I love comparing and contrasting it with the first quilt. Love the look and warm feeling of the orange version :) 

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Quilt Information:
Boxed Zoo - Orange
Front: 100% Cotton Prints (featured fabric: 2-D zoo from Alexander Henry)
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: 100% Cotton Print and solid
Completed Dimension: 65" x 89"
Quilting Method: Free-Style
Binding: Machine Stitched for extra durability

Where to buy? JAQS Studio @ Etsy 

I will be sharing this quilt at these great Linking Parties.

26 comments:

Elizabeth D. said...

I love that 2-D Zoo print, that's one of my favorite prints for little boys. What a great way to feature it! :)

CityHouseStudio said...

What a sweet, sweet quilt!
Love it!

Our Delightful Home said...

The quilts are adorable!

~Mrs. Delightful

elizabeth said...

Well done, and darling : )

Kim said...

Cuteness!!!!!

Megan said...

Great finish! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Sue Daurio said...

Those are adorable!

Heather D. said...

Very cute! I love the animals print.

Alisa said...

It's a cute quilt! Very nice work.

Jamie said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up to MYM!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Dawn said...

I am not a huge fan of the color orange but I surely fo love this quilt. I actually like the orange one more than the green. Vey cute critters, too!

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

thanks for sharing, i'm stopping by from tip junkie and would love to have you stop by my blog and check out the huge ($100) giveaway going on now- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

Heidi said...

I love both of your quilts! It always amazes me how different fabrics can tell a different story!

Rose and Heather said...

You did such a good job, I love it. Please come and link up to my Crafty Lassie Tuseday link party going on right now. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
Thanks Rose and Heather

Karenkay said...

love the orange!!adorable!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

I love it! Too cute!

AmieAnn said...

Beautiful! Looks so warm and cozy! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
Hope you stop by and enter my current and upcoming 500 follower giveaways @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/10/quicksilver-creations-giveaway.html

chris said...

Beautifully done. I love the fabric combination, and the quilting is the perfect touch.

Fay said...

Gorgeous!

Jacqui said...

Beautiful quilts, I love it in both colours!

Liam's Mummy said...

I love 2D zoo fabric - I have used the mini version in a blue/green colourway for a shirt for one of my boys. Love the orange version.

Threeundertwo said...

I think the brown border really makes the colors pop! Great job. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

cheapcraftymama said...

Oh Wow those are darling!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful quilts. I like the orange one. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/finished-for-friday.html

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great blog and so many pretty things to see!! I am now your newest follower via the creation corner blog hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

Sarah said...

Very sweet...love it!

I’m visiting you from Petite Hermine’s Sunday Linky Party. I also have a Weekend Link-Up that I’d love to have you join. You can link anything related to Homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! There’s a button at the top of my sidebar that you can take to help you remember to come back each weekend.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Sarah

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