Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quilt selfie

Sunday and Monday are my days off.  I was SO TEMPTED to go back to the shop to sew on the treadle some more - it's just that fun! - but I didn't.  Instead, I worked up my plan for summer camp at the shop, worked on some samples, and started a baby quilt.

One week of summer camp will be making a small silhouette quilt.  The silhouette doesn't have to be of a person, but that's what I started with for my first sample.  The framing seems a bit heavy to me, so I'll probably cut it back a bit, but here's what I've got so far.

OK, so I know these are usually done in B&W, but I just don't see the world that way.  Besides, I've been looking for a use for that green fabric - I just love it.  And the background is a patchwork of neutrals, kinda like my own background.  I don't know if you can tell from this photo, but the strip down the center has sewing notions on it - cool!
As for the baby quilt, I've got a major quilting crush on Deanna at http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/.  The treadle quilt is based on her Fading Charms quilt.  This baby quilt is her Twinkle Baby quilt.  I love finding uses for all my pre-cut scraps!

5 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think your silouhette is very nice this way.

Julie Fukuda said...

love to watch the ideas swirling around in your mind. Using a silhouette fabric is a cool idea... and anything that uses scraps too.

knitnkwilt said...

I like mixing background neutrals, especially when they read as the same value as yours do. So often when I try it I have one that sticks out as different.

I would probably make the border narrower.

I too love Deanna's many ideas. I have a fading charms waiting to be quilted.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great colors and fabrics you chose for the silhouette. As quilters, we tend to see in color, not black and white. Our way is more fun.

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