Good Morning Happy Quilters! There's a whole lot going on in the studio right now that I can't it share with you. Super secret quilty stuff is hidden behind the quilt below and it's taking every ounce of self control I have not to share it with you. I'm horrible with secrets so maybe a sneak peek later in the week. For now we'll focus on this quilt top. I started it last year when caring for momma. It was finished and shoved in the cabinet. Measuring 91" she was hard to photograph. Naming her has been a real challenge. The thought was something more traditional sounding. But my hillbilly mind could only come up with
"Square Dancing in the Garden". You know you just can't fight what and who you really are, it will surface every time. So I've learned to embrace my country bumpkin ways.
A simple quilt with two HUGE blocks and a traditional sashing. The colors are a bit out of my normal pallet, but I love the traditional feel. The design came about one day when looking at vintage quilts. I was trying to mimic the old fashion wreath quilts without doing applique, and then add the simple chain that you see so often in vintage quilts. So what do you think? Is it a keeper? There's lots of great white space for a quilter to quilt it to death. But I'm thinking this one might get some simple straight line quilting. Hand quilting would be my choice but my hands don't agree...haha.
Now that top is done I wonder what it would've looked like in other colors. LOVE LOVE LOVE it in yellow and red. Just my colors, and would look fabulous hanging on the studio wall.
Of course my second love is scrappy....
Let's get wild and go 100% scrappy. How cute is that. For some reason it reminds me of the county fair and the ride called the Tilt a Whirl. See I told you...hillbilly to the core!
Getting back to the more traditional color combos.
A little more shabby chic.
Oh this one is super shabby.
And a color combo Mr. Podunk would love.
After looking at in so many different colorways I don't like the original as much as some of the others. Might need to make this one again in a different colorway.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It