I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Blogger's Quilt Festival-Number 2
I decided to enter another quilt into the festival under Art Quilts. This one is not really a ROYGBIV, since the color pallet is limited. This is made from a jelly roll of Kona solids in the Sunrise colorway.
First, I took the jelly roll strips and I sewed them together in the order they were in the roll. It really does look just like a sunrise. I trimmed the edges off and then embroidered a dandelion in a dark grey floss. I decided that black would be too harsh.
After I finished with the embroidery, I got it ready to quilt. I wanted the quilting to enhance the feeling I was trying to get in this quilt.
So I quilted the breeze blowing the dandelion off into the sunrise.
And I quilted the rays of the sunrise as it came up over the horizon in all its splendor.
And after binding in dark grey, I took it to the park on a glorious morning and tried to get photos that included the deep blue of the sky. I tried clothes pinning it to a fence...
...and throwing it over a big rock. But that cut off the top of the quilt. It's hard when you have no one to help. Anyway, I hope you like it. My daughter did and now it hangs in her front entryway.