Monday, 11 May 2015

'Spring is Sprung'

I have a hard time naming my quilts. The colours in this one said spring and after the winter we had I am so glad to see spring, although the last few days have felt like summer.

I did the FMQing on my domestic sewing machine. This is a picture heavy post today. There are 6 pieced block in two different colour settings and 8 white blocks diagonally through the center. The pattern was a BOM from my guild. I am more of a traditional quilter but this looks more modern. 



The negative space through the center I had fun with. I sketched out an idea on paper first with leaves and dragonflies I didn't do the flowers when I quilted it.



I should have quilted it a little less as it is denser than I like. 


I hope this shows the diagonal movement created by the vines.


I tried out different ideas in each of the 6 blocks and repeated them in their counterparts. 







Some feathers in the outer border and a small scroll in the green border.
the first picture is before washing.


After washing. 








17 comments :

Alison said...

It looks beautiful!

Heather Graves said...

Wow - your quilting is amazing!! Nice work!

Sue Daurio said...

Beautiful quilting! The diagonal lines from the vines really move your eye across the quilt. I do love those vines and dragflys, so pretty!!

Margaret said...

Lovely colours and the quilting really gives it movement.

Lara B. said...

At first the really cool block layout caught my eye, but then you drew me in with your beautiful quilting! What a lovely design.

Laura Chaney said...

I love that you did something a bit different in each block. Lovely quilting!


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Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The quilting in the negative space on the diagonal looks great, and I love how soft the quilt looks after the wash. Congratulations for stepping a bit outside of your normal; I think this is a beautiful quilt!

Cathy said...

It is gorgeous!!! I think you did a fantastic job. I'm more of a traditional person too but this is a perfect blend of traditional and modern. Great job!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I'd swear it was hand quilted ...amazing work! :)

Wendy said...

your quilting is just gorgeous! i love the modern look to this quilt.

LA Paylor said...

so much time and work and love went into this quilt!
I'd change the name to limeade...not that you asked!! I only quilt on my little domestic machine, so I sure appreciate someone doing their own quilting and on their regular machines! LeeAnna

Saija said...

Beautiful! Quilting is so great!

Barbara Gelpi said...

Really a spectacular quilt, from the color choice, the quilting, the use of negative space, the technical ability of piecing. Thank you for sharing!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely finish! I like your soft peachy green palette, and I agree it's a lovely blending of modern & traditional!

Muv said...

What a beautiful quilt, and definitely spring colours. The quilting is totally wonderful. You have incorporated so many different designs, and I don't think it is too densely quilted - it is just right.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv

Mary said...

I like the arrangement with Blocks in the corners. The White space is a great place fro Fun quilting. I love the feathers you did in the borders. Great Finish for Spring.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I like everything about this quilt - the colors, the block arrangement and the quilting. I love the texture you achieved; this quilt wants to be snuggled in! Gorgeous...