Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Four Seasons - spring sneak peek

I finally got started last night on putting together my spring quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap.

Here's the design for the centre panel - my first attempt at perspective! It will be on a heavily quilted background of a sky and grass.Et voila! (Click for a close-up if you dare!)
I did some free motion quilting. It's not perfect, but with the towels/sheets flapping in the breeze appliqu├ęd over the top, it will do the job! The centre has already been quilted, so this will be my take on the 'quilt as you go' method. Nothing like trying a few new techniques, eh?

I am going to do a thin first border in purple and then a second piano keys border in bright 'springy' colours. For me, nothing says spring more than sheets and towels drying on the line in a light breeze. Does it say spring to you?

9 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Love the idea and the dense quilting on the blue. Have fun finishing it up!

Belinda said...

It is gorgeous. The quilting is divine, and it definately makes me think of spring.

Your swap partner will be very impressed!

Tina said...

Lily, I love it, I can't wait to see it finished. Hugs Tina

anne bebbington said...

What a lovely concept - you're right there's nothing like seeing that washing out on the line on a crisp but sunny spring morning. Excellent quilting too

nicolette said...

It’s amazingly beautiful! The concept and the quilting. Can’t wait to see the wash hanging on the line!

Emma said...

Very nice! Terrific quilting - inspired by the class you took recently? Is the largest (left hand)sheet/towel going to overlap onto the first border? Great idea!

Louise said...

What amazing quilting! I love how you can add such texture and atmosphere to a quilt before you even put the main fabric on, one day I'll be brave enough to try machine quilting :)

Helen said...

Wow Lily! Look at that free motion quilting! Its going to look stunning!

Lucy said...

I really love it. I just hung my laundry outside today. For the first time this spring. There isn't a better smell as laundry dried in the open air :-)