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Hello Friends, I hope you are well. I am happy to share with you my Watercolor Sketches quilt, featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Quilts and More. And oh, more importantly, I was able to photograph the quilt outdoors. I was more than happy about that, until I heard that we are supposed to get snow again this weekend. Brrr and Grrr… :)
This quilt focuses on the visual effect of playing with block orientations. I find the the simpler the blocks, the more pronounced the effect.
Oh, and the freshness portrayed by the fabrics…. aren’t you just feeling the spring vibe coming through, especially if you feel like you have lived in a freezer in the last few weeks, like I do?
The fabrics are from Pat Bravo’s Paradise Collection, produced by Art Gallery Fabrics.
I am absolutely in love with the foxgloves on the focal fabric. [Footnote:I am partial to foxgloves because they are historical, and were grown in gardens of historic homes like Mount Vernon and Monticello. I found this fascinating article on colonial revival gardens.]
Quilting is done with Aurifil Mako 50 threads over Hobbs Tuscany silk batt. If you haven’t read about my thoughts on Aurifil threads and Hobbs Tuscany silk batt, click here and here to read. The quilting motif is my allover Jester’s Hat. Click here, here, and here to read about Jester’s Hat.
It’s always exciting to have something featured in Quilts and More. I am doubly excited this time because I actually have two projects featured in the same issue. Stay tuned for when I share about the other project. I shall end my rambling with this last picture. Thanks for stopping by – till tomorrow. God bless!
My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Watercolor Sketches” – click on the links for more information:
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats, to be posted
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome, to be posted
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes, to be posted
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses