Fuddy is Not Duddy


A couple months ago I read about this challenge that Cheryl was putting out there.  Make a mini quilt using the colors burgundy, brown and forest/hunter green.  You could add one other color to your quilt, but I chose to stay with just these three.  Try and prove that these colors COULD look nice in a modern way.  Of course I thought this sounded like great fun and totally planned on taking part.  

And then just yesterday I realized that the deadline is today!  Well what can I say?  I seem to work best under pressure. And since I had the design idea in my head, I decided to make it this morning.  I mean, I can always do the laundry in the afternoon, right?

It actually didn't take very long to make, it's only about 16" square, and pretty simple.



The design was kind of inspired by this, and I just loved this Moda Crossweave that I had in my stash.  Now this green (which is VERY hard to photograph and show it's true awesomeness) was the right color, but I was scared to use it, cause what if this little quilt turned out terrible, and then I would have wasted this lovely little hunk of fabric.  But I went for it, and I think it turned out pretty good.  I proved to myself, if no one else, that ANY colors can look good, even if they seem SO '90's.

And I have to laugh, because ten years from now, I guarantee that folks will look at all the aqua and orange, or gray and lime green that we might think is great right now, and it will be very outdated.  Just goes to show that most of us are eventually influenced by the styles around us! ... or maybe not... Maybe we'll all just keep liking the same stuff that we think looks good now.

By the way, you can go check out the rest of the entries for this challenge here.  It's very interesting!

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Jolene - just perfect!

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  2. I really like your mini....that green is wonderful : )

    And good for you getting it done so quickly....I want to try that straight machine quilting soon!

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  3. And ten years after THAT, aqua and orange, grey and lime will make a comeback but in kind of a skewed way.

    Your mini is gorgeous--awesome green!

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  4. i like how your challenge worked out! looks nice!

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  5. lol! I love your 90's throwback, but I think lime and gray will *always* be in ;) Your mini really does look good, and I like the crossweave.

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  6. i love that you started and finished it all in one day! i need more projects like that! christmas gifts here i come! truly it is lovely jolene... have i ever told you every time i think of your name i sing the song in my head... ;) i am sure you get that ALL of the time!

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  7. This is really beautiful - love the crossweave you have used!

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  8. I like this one. And I recall my sorority basement all redone in mint green and cranberry. Oh so 1991.

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  9. It's beautiful! I think it is very interesting how colors trend in and out ...

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  10. That is lovely!

    I think you're right about colour; my bright orange kitchen (if it still exists) would scream "seventies"!

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