The Joy of Color
Lots to look at in this quilt!
Based on a pattern by Malka Dubrawsky, this is one of my favorites pieces. Challenging and time consuming, the finished effect is outstanding!
I used Essex Linen in Natural for the background, binding and backing of the quilt, and Kona Solids for the outstanding colors. They come together to make a vibrant wall hanging or table runner.
Using the design wall to work on the color placement and layout
It took hours to quilt this piece, which you may find surprising because it measures 15″ x 41″ – hardly a large quilt.
Look closely – that’s a lot of quilting! Available through my ETSY shop.
There’s just something about girly quilts that I like. They appeal to something in me that responds to the soft, cuddly fabric and makes me want to curl up and read a book or watch TV.
This baby quilt, with fabric from the Posey collection by Aneela Hoey, features coral, pink, lavendar, white, and soft greens with flowers and swirlys and softness.
What little (or big) girl wouldn’t want to snuggle up with this?
Art Spark Challenge Quilted Pillow
Now and then I have to play catch-up so here goes! The NW Ohio Modern Quilt Guild’s Art Spark Challenge ended August 1st. My submission was this pillow made primarily out of my own hand-dyed fabrics. That was a first for me!
Hand Dyed Fabrics
I had fun randomly piecing this together based on the inspiration piece I chose from the Toledo Museum of Art. I’m finding that quilting – whether it is straight lines like I have on this pillow – or free-motion style quilting, is a little bit like doodling. I may have a bit of an idea of what I would like to see happen, but no specific pattern in mind. I put the needle down and let it lead me. Try it sometime! For me, it’s an adventure to see what happens when I let go of the outcome.