Steep some tea, get a blanket for your lap, and enjoy the pictures that follow ~
Let me say first, I love this quilt and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Sometimes I'm not sure how a quilt will look at completion, even though I do plenty of graph paper sketches. There is a slight gap between what I see in my mind and what materializes in reality. I suppose this element of surprise is one of the reasons why I keep making quilts.
So let's get the formalities out of the way. This quilt is a mix of 4 fabrics, the most memorable being Inspirational Words by Cosmo Cricket for Moda. The other three fabrics are very cute and from a session of retail therapy at Joannes, one random Saturday in last October. You will have to forgive me, I only know 1 designer specifically, Premium Quilt Fabric Market Stolls (the little pastel houses you see). The sashing is Kona Snow. The binding is from Moda's line Marmalade. The buttercup yellow on the back is DS Quilts Collection. I learned with this quilt to pay closer attention to fabric names and designers. Oh, and it's 561/2 inches square.
When combined, the fabrics remind me of a walk around the block. The little houses, the birds, and the bold sunflower botanical make me think of an afternoon stroll. The inspirational words however, suggest the stroll becomes a more thoughtful and purposeful adventure. Maybe it's a break for a frazzled mom (I say this from experience), or someone looking for a new perspective, or a way to get your heart beating. I like to monitor the gardens, fruit trees, and bird activity around my block. Every walk I take is a little different. The seasons change and the world (our Bella Terra) never fails to make me feel inspired and charmed.
In a desire to be in very good company with the other quilters out there, I linked up to Finish it up Friday. Happy Quilting everyone!