Monday, June 22, 2020

Celilo

Introducing Celilo

Celilo baby quilt pattern by QuiltFabrication

a super easy scrap quilt pattern. In this baby version, the sunshiny yellow is just perfect for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop, hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks.

                                                           

I'm usually one to shy away from yellow, but paired with these pretty medium to dark blues, this quilt  just says sunshine! 

Celilo baby quilt by QuiltFabrication in yellow and blue

There's certainly a happy vibe from this quilt, but with those diagonally cascading blues, I'm also reminded of a powerful waterfall, which leads me to tell you how Celilo got it's name.

Recently, hubby and I were out for a walk in a different part of our neighborhood. We came upon a street named 'Celilo', and I thought what a great word - it would make a really great name for this quilt. 

But what does it mean? Is it the name of a person? A tree? Some location? It's good to know what the word means to make sure it fits in with the quilt design. With a bit of Google research, Celilo just happens to be the perfect name for this quilt. What are the chances of that happening???

Turns out, there used to be a waterfall called Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, until it was submerged by The Dalles Dam in 1957. (Side note: two parallel streets over from Celilo is The Dalles Ave - someone on the street naming division for my city had a fondness for northern Oregon).

The cascading diagonal design on Celilo is just so reminiscent of a waterfall - who knew that a chance street name sighting would turn into the perfect name for this quilt! Serendipity indeed!

Of course, the Celilo quilt pattern can be made in any two colors. The trick is to keep the values of each color in the same range. Putting a limit on the variation of value within the blues or the yellows (or whatever chosen colors), keeps the design on track. Here's a pretty purple and aqua version.

Celilo quilt pattern by QuiltFabrication in purple and aqua


And with a bit of planning, this could even be made in a rainbow of colors, with a pale gray background - oh so modern!

Celilo quilt pattern by QuiltFabrication in a rainbow of colors

The rainbow shown is the lap size (56" x 72") and looks awesome - I'll have to make one!

Not only is the Celilo pattern a great scrap busting pattern, it also comes in four sizes: baby, crib, lap, and twin. Fabric quantities, instructions, charts and diagrams are all included for the two block sizes that make up baby/crib and lap/twin quilts. And as a Stitching Sunshine blog hop special, from now till June 27, 9pm PST, the Celilo pattern is half price in my Etsy shop.

Be sure to visit the other Monday creators for the Stitching Sunshine hop. And over at Creatin in the Sticks, there's the full list for the rest of the week - lots to see over the next few days!


Happy Quilting!





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38 comments:

  1. Great use of scraps. You're right is was the perfect name.

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  2. Great name for your pattern! It really does resemble waterfalls...with rays of sunshine reflecting off the falling water. It would make a great rainbow quilt too, as you said.

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  3. Lovely quilt! The colors cascade down the quilt just like a waterfall cascades. I've always loved blue and yellow together--perfect!

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  4. It's great how yellow and blue always work well together.

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  5. Yellow and Blue always a good choice!!💛

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  6. Oh boy what a nice scrap buster!

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  7. For such a simple piece it sure is wonderful. The name is perfect as it truly looks like a waterfall. Great design.

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  8. I love the yellow and blues. Nice quilt.

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  9. Lovely quilt, I’ve always loved blue and yellow together!

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  10. What a sweet story about your chance encounter with that street name. It really is a perfect name for this pretty quilt. I love the combo of yellows and blue! Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt.

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  11. That's beautiful! Where would we be today without Google. I don't think a day goes by that I don't look up something on it. What a perfect name for your quilt. It was met to be.

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  12. A bright and happy quilt, Susan. Also enjoy the examples of other color plans.

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  13. That is really pretty. I love yellow and blue together.

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  14. I glimpsed a mention of Celilo and smiled because I thought of the old pictures of the falls, even some old movie footage. I think it is a great name for the pattern and quilt.

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  15. That is such a cute quilt! I love blue and yellow together - and it's even better with the different scrappy prints you used!

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  16. What a great pattern (and story to go along with the name!!) Thanks for offering a SALE for the Hoppers. SEW sweet of you, Susan!

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  17. That quilt is really Swedish. A great pattern, Susan.

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  18. Such a bright and cheery Sunshine quilt.

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  19. This really is the perfect, sunny and happy baby quilt. Well done! I think it's a great pattern!

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  20. Susan, this baby quilt is a very cheerful sunny one! A little one will enjoy it for sure!

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  21. What an adorable happy quilt. 'Love the pattern and those fabrics.

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  22. Celilo is a perfectly sunshiny quilt with so many possibilities. How fun to come upon a name for it out walking and learn something new.

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  23. I was enthralled by your research on Celilo. Did you know that Merriam-Webster doesn't even list it at all? It's a great quilt and I especially love the yellows and blues - they are a perfect combination. I don't always use yellow much either, but yellows are hard to find so I buy them when I can.

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  24. Yellow and blue go so well together. Love the story on the pattern name. Congrats on the pattern.

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  25. It does look like a waterfall, thanks for sharing the research. Love the name and the sunshiny brightness of your quilt. Thank you for brightening our quilting day!

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  26. I love the name of this project, and I do love how the colors flow. I can see why the colors should go the way they do otherwise as I think you'd lose the flow of the design if you didn't stay within the theme of the design. Great job Susan.

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  27. So simple, yet so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Hi Susan! Oh, I love when serendipity comes in to play with a project. You just know it's meant to be then. This baby quilt is certainly nice and sunny yet I can definitely see the water cascading down as well. I love those two colors together but I also really LOVE the rainbow version. Nice job for a sunshine blog hop. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  29. Perfect name for a pretty quilt! I love your version, and the rainbow one too.
    Thanks for sharing this cute and bright quilt with Patchwork & Quilts link party!

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  30. I love the quilt, and what a perfect name for the pattern!

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  31. That is really nice. I love the name for it too. It’d be a fun quilt in so many colors.

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  32. What a cheery baby quilt for summer! I have always loved blues and yellows together. Fun to see how different this quilt looks in other colorways as well.

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  33. It is a super happy quilt - and I love Blue and yellow quilts!

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  34. Love yellow and blue together.

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  35. Beautifully simple and simply beautiful. Not a big yellow fan either, unless it is paired with blue, just like this, then I love it. Thanks for linking up with the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. :)

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