Tuesday 9 July 2013

Quilts on the line

We have just had a lovely couple of sunny days, so  I thought I'd air a few quilts.
This first quilt was one I made with a larger- than- normal size template that I drew up, and sashed with white to give it a fresh look. ( Annette from Wild Cotton did the quilting for me)

This next quilt was one I made some time ago...using all the sample/random blocks that didn't ever make it into an actual quilt. Amazing what a bit of black & white can do to bring something all together!!! And I quilted it with just straight lines around each block.

This quilt was very simple, 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips, 10-12 different fabrics to give a good variety, with an ice cream sort of feel. I got the idea from "The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking" by Jane Brocket. And again I just did simple straight line quilting.  

And this quilt is one I made for my granddaughter - I got the idea from Material Obsession.  There were 2 quilts each different, one made by Michelle Marvig and the other by Marg George.  I didn't have a pattern so I combined ideas from both, did each part slowly & prayed it all went together in the end!!!!  


I just found this interesting series by Jess @  http://theelvengarden.blogspot.com.au/   on Colour Theory for Quilters  - how quilters approach colour, and where they find inspiration for choosing palettes. If you scroll down there's a good part on value & low volume.
I have been busy today making more pastel pinwheels!  I need a bit more toile for my final outer border but am not too sure where I will find that???  It's quite an old type of fabric I know & one that I haven't seen around lately!


Heather said...

I am really impressed with how you put your 'random' blocks together into a very harmonious quilt.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Thanx! I did have all the separate bits spread out on the spare bed for ages & ages, moving things around, trying to make the whole quilt top look balanced and pleasing to my eye!!! Linda