01 Oct LinesFall
Posted at 11:29h
I have had the idea for this quilt for at least a year and a half. I shelved it last fall due to other projects, but, this fall, it told me it had to be made! Luckily, it is a pretty small project – it finishes at about 25″ x 30″.
The color reproduction here is pretty good – the background is a slate grey with a lot of blue. It reminded me of the color of the sky before a fall thunderstorm. The flange technique gives the dimension I wanted.
I had several quilting ideas including a zig zag design that I thought would look like the leaves floating to the ground. I drew a couple of chalk lines in and it just made the whole thing look frenetic! So I decided on straight lines. After seeing BooDilly’s latest work
on Flickr, I decided to do many of them in variegated thread. My adaptation doesn’t have nearly the depth of her work, but I’m pleased with the result all the same.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend!