This little quilt is 47"x47", and has hung on my
design wall for a few weeks. A friend of mine
pieced it last winter at a class while on vacation
somewhere sunny. She asked me to quilt it
for her, and gave me free rein as to how.
The colors may be a little truer here.
The sashing and borders are the palest
pink, and it's really a pretty quilt top.
It was a bit of a dilemma for me to decide the
quilting, as this is a quilt she is looking forward
to leaving for a great-grandchild someday.
I wanted it to be nicely done for her.
I decided it needed a little motif inside the
blocks, and came up with this feathered
wreath. A heart in the middle seemed to
fit the style of the baby quilt, too.
I spray basted this one. I am finding that there
are different situations where the spray basting
works better for me than pinning. If I have any
doubt about straightness of top or backing, I
can see where to anticipate a wrinkle before
I actually start to quilt.
Wreaths and hearts all out of the way,
I started the sashing. Simple leaves and
vines with curling. I did use a water
soluble marker to sketch an idea out,
and followed it loosley. The mottling
you see in the pink is because I've
misted the top to get rid of the marking.
I do like her choice of backing. Very sweet
and appropriate. The quilting shows nicely.
I used a basic cream Aurifil in 50#.
Afterward my husband and I nabbed the Kubota
and went back on the hills for some peace and
quiet. There's nothing like being deep in the
woods. We popped out on our way to a meadow,
and the hill was covered in blackberry blooms.
It's going to be a good year for the pie maker.
This little beauty caught my eye. I snapped
a picture so I could look it up later.
Creative Space Tag is at Sew Preeti Quilts.
Preeti's post on "How Many Shades of Gray?"
is up, and even her writing is full of energy!
I'm so happy to have her adding to our
bloggers sharing their creative spaces, and
she's already tagged Jasmine of Quilt Kisses.
For those of you who are curious, Maryse
at Maryse Makes Things came up with the
idea after I posted about my new space,
and told me to run with the idea. We both
thought it would be fun to see where
quilters create, and inspire each other
with ideas about space usage. I've seen so
many great ideas, and made mental notes
for changes I should make. If you would
like to share your space, let me know in
an email, and I'll add your name.
Until we meet again...
Come on, Doxie girls.