Name: It Looks Like My Garden
Design: Playing with values, 6" HSTs, inspired by Katie Pedersen tutorial
Size: approx 84" by 90"
Fabric: assorted fabrics and scraps in light and dark values
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in light grey (2615)
I finished my values quilt. I am in absolute love with this quilt. The explosion of colours and the play of values just hit all the right notes for me. My friend Sue saw the quilt when it was on the design wall and she said, "Hey, it looks like your garden." And it does so that is what I am calling it. I have wanted to make a values quilt for years. I have drooled over the values quilts that Katie Pedersen has made and I finally just had to do it. I used a variety of fabrics from my stash. Scraps, samples, bits of odd fabric. I was able to use up a lot of fabrics that would have lingered in my stash for who knows how long because they just work here. There are some bits of Anna Maria Horner, some Sandi Henderson, some Kaffe Fassett and a whole bunch of who knows what. There is even a print that may be a Martha Negley or Kaffe Fasset that has turnips and asparagus but chopped up in this quilt, it all works.
The quilting was a workout. I went for straight lines, 2 rows on either side of the seam lines vertically but not too close to the seams. I used light grey Aurifil 2615 because I wanted the thread to blend more with all the colours. I do love straight line quilting. Really. Love. Straight line. Quilting. I used a tone on tone purple fabric that has a flower print on it. I actually got it at the thrift store some time ago and I think there must have been about 8 or 10 metres of it because I have been using it in quilts and for binidngs for years and it just keeps on delivering. I find it to be a really lovely purple. I used it in the quilt too.
And the back is a bunch of fabric. Pieced bits of leftovers and a lovely text fabric from Stof.
See... it looks like my garden.