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 made this quilt during the summer and yes, I have posted about it already. It is just such a favourite that I thought I would enter it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I was such a lot of fun to make and it was also wonderful to use up a bunch of fabric that was lingering in my stash that I may have wondered if I would ever use. When you start focusing, not so much on the print but, more on the value, all kinds of fabric, all of sudden, becomes so much more acceptable! I will admit that there is a fabric in this quilt that actually has turnips, asparagus and brussel sprouts. I think it was a Martha Negley print. It works! If you look carefully at the picture below, you might just be able to spot a bit of turnip in a few places.
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.
The back is a collection of bits and pieces from my stash that I am trying to use and a classic text print from Stof. Before I knew it, the back had become a quilt in itself!
The quilting was done by me on my Janome Horizon. I used a light grey Aurifil 50 wt in the rows of straight line quilting. Two rows on either side of the seams lines in the vertical. I love straight line quilting.
Linking up with the Blogger's quilt festival! Bed quilts category!