01 May 2016

al fresco

























An outdoor photoshoot on a sunny and windy spring day. Quilt dancing in the wind. The intense green of the first leaves paired with the yellow green colors in the quilt. Lovely day - lovely quilt!

This is another one in my heartstring series, and I will call this "hope springs eternal / håpet er lysegrønt". It measures 60" * 72", and is longarm-quilted on hobbs thermore and gifted to a young man celebrating his special day today.

These string blocks are simple, but fun to make. I used a lot of my blue fabric precut into 2.5" strips and added thin strings of contrasting colors. Emptying out the long saved selvage strips, just cutting away the thicker selvage part. If that makes any sense. As a result, this one is a library of fabric used over many years. And that is probably part of why parting with this one feels particularly painful.

It was fun bringing the quilt outside for the pictures. I want to do that some more. Colors and light go together, really they depend on each other.

; )

And spring is greening up on the outside, here, day by day. Happy sewing!



11 comments:

Barb said...

great finish and wonderful flower photos!

Lilla dør said...

Nydelige farga i teppe. Knallfint som vanleg. Du er go'e

Robby H. said...

Beautiful pictuers of a lovely quilt.

Judy said...

I love the bright colors showcased in the sunshine! He's a lucky guy to receive such a cheerful quilt.

Nifty Quilts said...

Another beauty! Those pops of red and orange make it smile. I'm sure the receiver will cherish it.

Marie said...

Green and blue are a favourite combo of mine and this one is just perfect. Love it.

apiecefullife said...

I agree. Your quilt looks great in the outdoors, and no doubt indoors as well.

Margreth said...

Lovely as always!

Margreth said...

Lovely as always!

KateKwiltz said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Marit! And perfect for spring!

Wonky Girl said...

From humble strings and bitty scraps comes a beautiful quilt. You sure have an eye for color :-)