I love this wall hanging, but it has been really hard to photograph, I hope you can get a sense of it... I completed this as a project in the Curves Class I'm taking with Stitched in Color. I'm loving the projects but I'm feeling a little lonesome. Is anybody else out there sewing along? If you are and you feel like chatting, I'm keen :) It's always more fun to have sewing buddies :)
I'm loving the course but I did find that this project took a lot longer than the description stated. I don't mind though the end result was worth it :) This project involved a few firsts for me. First time improv curves, first time organic straight line quilting, first finish for 2013, first time using that mustardy yellow colour and being happy. I just can't decide which side to display...
|I am constantly inspired by the bright colours of the Pacific|
Usually I photograph my quilts in the shade, so nice bright light, but not directly on the quilt. This baby needed the glare of Nouméa mid morning sun to shine. On the weekend I was talking to Mr Husband about how I am inspired by the colours of Nouméa, I really don't think I would be making such bold fabric choices in a grey, traditional setting. If you're interested in seeing more of Nouméa's colour, check out this post. But to give you an idea here is a house in our neighbourhood.
And of the back:
Not that this baby will be rolled up often, but it does make a good photo ;)
Size: 15" x 53".
Cloth: a mix of organic quilting cottons, essex linen and quilting cottons (back Bella bleached white with scraps). I found my Pink Castle Stash Stack club a fantastic source for this quilt (and no, I'm not paid to say that, I just love it!).
Thread: Only the best ;) Aurifil 50wt 2000, 2692and 2810
Batting: light weight cotton (it was a scrap piece so not sure what brand)
Binding: Moda Bella black. I love how it frames the quilt