Aug 20, 2006

On the home stretch



Summer. 38" by 40".

It still needs a bit more pressing, some handwork on the back and a sleeve and label, but this piece is finally mostly finished. "Finally" makes me laugh a bit as I just started this quilt in June and have knocked it out MUCH faster than my usual timetable.

I'm coming to the realization that for me, quilting is mostly about color. This quilt was inspired by a tangled up jumble of red and green fabrics I pulled out of the dryer. I didn't think "oh, what a mess" I thought "oh gosh, must make a quilt out of that!" Winter around here is pretty much gray and white and brown and the older I get, the more delighted I am by the bright exuberant lush riot of color that is summer here. This quilt gives me that same feeling.

5 comments:

Gerrie said...

I love it!!

Deb Geyer said...

It's a wonderful quilt, Nikki. I can see that the edges were probably a hassle, but the effect is worth it!

solje said...

Nik, I think it's great! The edges work well with this quilt. It'll be nice in the winter to see that spot of color, I am positive :-)

Miriam said...

this is a lovely, happy quilt!

Diane said...

This is so charming ! I love the bright, happy energy. Keeping the irregular edges really works, and those vertical lines really set off the bright circles. I love it!