Friday, August 2, 2013

Quilting by the Pool

Last night I completed a quilt top, and took a photo of it today, sunning itself by the pool. (My iPhone's smarts do not capture how vibrant the colours are; click on the image for a better idea.)

It's a log cabin variation, with two traditional cabins (in untraditional colours) in two corners and kind of a bento box, or maybe a loft log cabin elsewhere (all that space reminds me of a loft).

I made my quilt top mostly from my scrap bag--there's fabric from Amish country; lots from my beloved Liberty of London; some from 7th Avenue's Fashion District, circa 1997, when I wanted to start a neckwear line; and one piece from a generous student.

To continue my "lofty" thoughts, I'll get a proper backing fabric from Purl Soho (whose neighbors include lofts aplenty) and then quilt.

Or I may simply tie knots in the colourful fabric with embroidery floss (burying the ends, bien sur)and may embroider/quilt something on the linen-y sections.

Or who knows? I know better than to plan ahead when making something; I prefer to let the piece unfold as it likes.


helen tilston said...

Well done. This is a beautiful quilt and so meaningful as your fabric pieces hold feelings and memories

Dorky Medievalist said...

Beautiful! Did you know there's an exhibit on quilts at the Brooklyn Museum right now? In the Sackler Centre for Feminist Art. My favourite were the modernist-esque Amish quilts but they were all stunning.

L'age moyen said...

I absolutely love real quilts, by which I mean those that are made from scraps and old clothes ... even the simplest patterns (like the good old log cabin look wonderful). I am yearning to do some quilting.

materfamilias said...

So beautiful! My only quilting was years ago -- a crazy quilt for one daughter, a rainbow-striped one for another (each stripe a separate fabric, repeated 5 or 6 times). I doubt I'll ever get organized to try another, and certainly not one as intricate as yours, but yours does inspire . . .

GSL said...

Love it!