31 Jul 2008
My "Summer Holiday Sunset" quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap is on it's way.
I had mixed feelings about this quilt for several reasons. It was hard to decide on a design, because I don't really like summer. However, being hot and sticky at home, and avoiding the heat of the day, and being concerned about my garden dying is a long stretch from a tropical holiday.
This quilt is really all about the fabric. It's not fancy piecing, or lovely applique. It's just strip pieced, with a little raw edge applique (a technique that I'm enjoying more and more, by the way.) I did do a little dimensional work in this one - the water has layers sewn into it (wish I knew the words for this kind of thing.)
My machine quilting is still not great, but it seems to have worked quite effectively for this piece.
However, I've still sent it on to the recipient in the USA (that's a big clue... if there weren't so many Americans in the swap!) I think it works as a fabric picture, even if it's not a fabbo quilt. So, dear recipient, I hope you enjoy your parcel.