Monday, 7 July 2014

Summer Garden quilt.

Many years ago, not long after I started quilting, I made my Mum and Dad a small wall hanging. It now looks rather tired and dated so I thought it was time I made them a new one.
 I used the quilt "Garden Party" from the book " Making Quilts"  by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession as inspiration and scaled down the size dramatically.   The original quilt is made up of a background representing the sky, the green bushy level and murky garden-bed layer.
For my background I used a colour wash method which was popular around the time I started quilting.


 I quilted the background with wavy lines using an aurifil  50 weight thread in light grey. I then applied flowers made from Dresden plates.


I had fun making the flowers with my new wedge rule, I can see more Dresdens in my future. I also enjoyed fussy cutting the fabrics.

This flower was machine applied, I left the points loose to add some texture.






It was a fun quilt to make and I quite fancy making a larger one at some point........after I've finished some other projects first of course.

10 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! The dresdens are beautiful and I love how you left the points loose!

Catherine said...

This is one of those projects that make me want to make my own one straight away:-) It's lovely.

Patchwork and Play said...

It's a gorgeous quilt Maria!

QuiltCandy said...

This is a stunning quilt Maria, and even more beautiful in real life. You've done a fantastic job and your parents are going to be thrilled.

Fran said...

Great to see it finished, a beautiful piece!

Kim said...

Stunningly beautiful quilt filled with sunshine and gorgeous colour. Love, love, love your dresdens!!

Mack and Mabel said...

So lovely to see this finished! and I'm so pleased I got the chance to see it "in the flesh"

dq said...

I love those dresdons! I think you have used the placement of your fabrics creatively.

I just noticed today that you commented on my blog last week. Thank you for your kind words.

Love your blog and projects!

Glinda ♥ said...

Wow Maria, it's even better than I thought it would be! You're so clever - delightful :)

Willit Neverend said...

This is such a bright and happy wall hanging. I'm sure your parents love it.