Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stormy Weather







































After a very busy week in the studio we were rewarded with the second real snow storm of the winter. I was out of town for the first one, so this was a welcome event for me. The snow came in the evening and watching it by the yard light was like watching buckets of white ribbon whipping and dancing by the bedroom window. The next morning was so still and white I hated to be the first to disturb it as I wondered down to the studio. But what better place to hang out in the winter?







































I showed you this sneak preview a few weeks ago. The piece is finished and I will share it with you now. It is almost a whole cloth quilt, but not quite. Sometimes a fabric is so pretty that it deserves to be left alone to make a statement all by itself. So the body of the quilt is a selvedge to selvedge cut of the plum Primrose Posy fabric from the Early Birds collection for Free Spirit. The print is large and graphic, but also very feminine.








































So I simply framed it with apple green sashing and a border of the Strawberry Serenade, also in the plum colorway. The circular quilting is the icing on the cake. It turns a very simple quilt into an elegant one.
On the chair is another "whole cloth" quilt made from another selvedge to selvedge cut of the Potato Vines and Rose Hips fabric from the Prairie Gothic line from a few seasons ago. Hopefully these will encourage you to dig some of those big beautiful prints from your stash and give them a chance to shine in one of your creations!

Lots to do this week, too, since I have some big teaching adventures coming up soon. Check my schedule... perhaps I'll see you in class!

6 comments:

Melissa P said...

So much contrast between the outdoors and your creative indoor space. If I had to deal with snow, I would need an exponential increase in my Sassaman stash.

It's great to see the Potato Vine print in the nearly whole cloth application of that quilt.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your almost whole cloth quilt is beautiful!! The quilting is perfect for the pattern! Your snowy view is such a winter wonderland!

kateuk said...

Those colours look stunning - the contrast with the white outside is quite something.
We have the first Spring flowers showing themselves, snowdrops,crocus, early Daffodils and warm for the time of year. Hoping to get to one of your classes in the UK later this year.

chris said...

Love the image of the red heart against the snowy scene - just amazing & so different to Brisbane. Don't know how I'd survive in. Wearing short & T shirt at the moment!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

trish21042 said...

I love the Early Birds whole cloth quilt. It is stunning!!!! If you don't mind my asking, what is the size of the quilt?

Actually, I love love love all of your fabric!!! So happy.

thanks