Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sunset in spring

have you ever made something and thought, man i screwed this up? yeah, i bet. have you ever made something and thought, man i screwed this up, but it's awesome! thank goodness, that is me today! introducing the london quilt, in sunset...


look at it, being all lazy, folded up, hanging around... let's see you a bit better...


as you can see, it's a basic brick layout... lots and lots of bricks. whew! it took a long time, but it was worth it...


made with all kona solids, it's 5 shades: rust, beige, cream, mustard and berry. (those are my names, i can't remember what they actually are, but as you work, in your mind, you go, ok, i need rust, brown, white, yellow, brown, pink... you turn them into boring names to keep your head straight, though they are soooo not boring. i used some denyse schmidt, from her hope valley collection for the backing, with a mix of more bricks...


i have become quite fond of her fabrics over the last couple of weeks. spool just got in a bunch and i am smitten. her patterns are modern and many of the ones i am attracted to are more on the geometric end. is it possible to be geometric and feminine? sure, why not, cause that's what they are, and i totally dig them...


so like i said earlier, ever make something totally screwed up, yet totally great? yeah, well, learning through embarrassment... i was feeling kinda cruddy the other night, headaches, bah, but i wanted to get this piece done, be able to move on to the next. which includes, by the way, a sweet pattern i am cooking up with this design. so i basted on the floor, quickly...

yeah, quickly... not always a good word when quilting, or rather, when doing final construction. after making my backing piece, i laid it down only to add batting and quilt top at a slightly funky angle, giving me a problem... i had to cut off about 6 inches of the quilt to fix it. frankly, the long way was too much for me that night, so i had to cut it short.

in the end i ended up with a great piece with an interesting back detail. go figure. my darling says its my best yet. (i wouldn't rely on him though, he says that every time!)

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for pretty sunsets and summer weather!

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