Fantastic Fuschia

Fuschia is one of my favorite colors.

I love it even more when paired with lime green and/or orange and/or cobalt blue.  I’ve seen these wonderful color combinations several times in the last few days.

Here are some of the fantastic things I’ve found and can’t resist sharing with my captive audience of 12 here in blog world.

fiesta flowers

This is a free pattern!  Click on the link above for complete step-by-step directions and the free downloadable pattern.

I love the pieced background, the oversized blocks and especially the idea of combining very modern color choices with a very traditional looking applique image.

Mod Pop Ta-Da!

Mod Pop, made by Leann and found on she can quilt (Leann’s blog).  Quote:  I am all done this huge Mod Pop! This king size quilt is 98″ x 91″, which is 8.2 feet tall by 7.6 feet wide. She is made from cottons in pink, orange and red, most but not all of them are Konas. The turquoise and royal blue chains are Essex linen. Julie from Distant Pickles designed this excellent pattern and it is available here.  The colours for this quilt were inspired to a large degree by the Andy Warholportraits that use the turquoise and navy with aquas and blues. His images and colours are sort etched in my brain and they just felt like the right fit for this pattern. These colours are really hard to photograph, all I can say it that she is pretty bright in real life, sometimes I wonder if sunglasses are required.

Here is a look at the binding she used!  Image from flickr.

Scrappy binding ready for the quilt.

This next one is fabulous even with little or no fuschia!  I love the shapes and textures of this quilt, and I think the creator made excellent fabric choices.

micro mod finished 1

As far as I can figure from the post, this quilt was made by Joanna.  Her blog link is

Here is another lovely fuschia and lime green inspiration!

I found this one on Pinkadot quilt blog:

pink and lime log cabin

description of this quilt from the Pinkadot blog:

This quilt is in a new book called Hill And Valley Log Cabins by Bob DeCarli. I was working on this last spring, you remember the one that had pieces that were 1/4″ x 1/4″, yeah that one!
Bob is the only male member of our guild and a really nice guy. He comes up with some amazing quilts, all of them are pretty intricate. To add a little bit more interest, he is color blind, so his wife Kathy has to help him pick out the colors of the fabrics. Together they are the dynamic duo, quilting is a big part of their life.

Finally, I have one of my own quilts to share:


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I am a pianist, musician, music teacher, choir director, mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, sister-in-law, friend, neighbor. I enjoy music (of course!), quilting, sewing, beading, traveling, kayaking, camping, biking, hiking, gardening, knitting, scrapbooking, cooking, reading, poetry, drinking good coffee, and having fun with family and friends. NOTE -- Creative Commons License: All work of The Tromp Queen (quirkyjazz, aka Jill) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

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