Mixing and Matching

Happy Monday, Friends!  I hope you had a great weekend.

I mixed and matched my quilts Sweet Bouquets and  Flower Duet, both made with Benartex‘s Perennials II fabrics by Eleanor Burns, on our staircase ledge for a display.

Looking from the side:

Looking from the top:

I am thinking of way to temporarily attach a tassel at the corner of Flower Duet pointing downward to add a bit of accent to the look.  Anyone has an idea how I can do that?

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely week.  Hugs to you all.


Sweet Bouquets in QUILTER’S WORLD (April 2012)

Dear Friends, I hope you are doing well.  The weather at my end of the world seems to be warming up, and we are quite excited about that!  The warm weather is just what we need to welcome in some sweet blossoms in real life.  That’s what I had in mind when I designed my Sweet Bouquets quilt for Quilter’s World‘s April 2012 issue.

[Image courtesy of http://www.quiltersworld.com]

I also unofficially named this quilt “Bright and Morning Star” because the fresh and soft color palette of the quilt reminds me of the hope I have in my Lord.

The quilt used fabrics from Eleanor Burn‘s Perennials II collection, released by Benartex.  I love the garden-feel of these fabrics.

Now to the quilting – I set out to challenge myself to quilt something that would look totally different on the back compared to the piecing scheme on the front.  Now, see if you know what I mean…  the stars on the front don’t really show up on the back.  Instead, a variation of pickle dish/orange peel quilting scheme does.

Again, quilting was done using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 Cotton over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt.

What spring projects do you have on your plate this year?  Do share – I am anxious to know!  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate your visits, as always.  Till next time.