Well how could I say no to that? I asked her for colours and she said "brown and earthy." I hate those colours. Yuck. And I have to love the fabric to love making the quilt. So I found the perfect Lewis & Irene print for my starting point and then went with it. This unusual colour combo is the result and I really love it!
Here is In the Garden:
I will not be seeing this aunt until (Canadian) Thanksgiving, which is two weeks after her birthday. My mother-in-law saw the quilt and is sure that the aunt will absolutely love it. I hope so because I sure love it!
|I still am not sure if the flying geese look better up or down. The recipient can decide!|
|I love how the small flying geese look next to the big ones.|
|I did lots of straight line quilting at random places to add some texture to the quilt overall (as well as secure all those geese!) This picture also gives you a good shot of the Lewis & Irene print that started the whole thing!|
|There are a few playful details like this mouse block which is a bit of whimsy, perfect for the whimsical recipient.|
|The binding is Carolyn Friedlander in this lovely dark shade of brown.|
|I used white Aurafil for all the quilting and I like how it adds subtle texture and interest on the reverse of the quilt as well.|