Hi Friends! Thanks for all your sweet emails/comments the last couple of days. I haven’t been at the computer much. So, it’s nice to open up my inbox and read through a string of sweet emails/comments from you!
Tango is going to be the last magazine feature quilt I am sharing with you this year. And it is a COVER QUILT, featured in the Winter 2013 of Quilt Trends Magazine! If you aren’t aware of Quilt Trends Magazine, I would say the projects featured in the magazine are contemporary quilts with style! Check out their website for a sampling of the projects if you aren’t already familiar with the magazine.
Undoubtedly, Tango is very unlike my usual style! But it was good to step out of my comfort zone when designing this quilt for a more contemporary look.
Tango uses the contemporary style fabrics from Red Rooster Fabrics’ Mango Tango fabric collection. These fabrics are truly stunning in the visual effect department.
And the design also illustrates the concept of using solids/basics/blenders to highlight the print fabrics in the collection. Click here to purchase quilt kits. [A side question: What do you think of that red couch in the styled shot? No, it’s not like my antique camelback couch, but I think it is growing on me!]
[Image source: Quilt Trends Magazine]
Here are a few close-up shots.
As you can see from the pictures, quilting was simple. I quilted circles to kind of “break up” the stuffiness of the squares! Click here to read about the method I used to quilt the circles. As usual, quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.
Thanks for stopping by, my Friends! I can’t believe 2012 is almost over, and most of you have been such encouragement to me this whole year! Please know that I do appreciate your friendship and love.
I have to go to the store for some last minute Christmas errands. So I’d better run….