Friday, July 1, 2011

The perfect blue

So this is the paisley that was driving the search for an alternate setting fabric: And this is what I finally decided on:

The rich dark blue I wanted, a few more cream colored flowers and not so much open space between them, the shape of the spriggy design to coordinate with the paisley. Perfect!

And this is what it's going to look like. It's big, as usual. When they get this large, I run out of floor space when they are laid out for assembling the rows and I almost can't scoot my sewing chair out.


And I think it's fabulous! Thanks to Carrie Nelson for another great design. It's called "On Golden Pond" and it's from her book "Miss Rosie's Autumn Quilts" which is unfortunately out of print. I had to get it on interlibrary loan. There's another design, an all plaid quilt, in it called "Flies in the Barn" I would love to do with some of my thrift store shirts when I have enough variety.

4 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Ohhh stunning!

Greenmare said...

oh my gosh that is just fabulous! sometimes blue and tans look blah but yours just pops! great great job!!!

desertskyquilts said...

I love your quilt! The colors and fabrics are just up my alley. BTW, there is a place to show pics of your Brackman CW blocks and see those of others. Look on the sidebar for the flickr link.

Elaine Adair said...

It IS fabulous!!!