Thursday, 18 April 2013

A quilt for spring ...


It may have been quiet over here for a while but that's not to say I've been not doing anything. It seems to make perfect sense that while the so-called start of spring was greyer than grey, my sewing room was reflecting the true colours of March and then through into April. I've been working on a custom quilt using a colour palette that was far removed from my usual choices and I've loved every cut, stitch and placement.




I love interpreting what people might like - it takes me right back to my work in The Time Before Children when I was given a design brief and then, more or less, free rein to create.




This quilt has all the colours of spring that I can find by stepping out just a little way from either my front or back door, albeit a little later this year than most.





I love close, straight line quilting almost as much as I love muscari.





I'm hoping this quilt is just right for snuggling under while this wind blows wildly today.

I've added it to my commissions page if you'd like to see it in its entirity.


13 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful post! I love seeing the way you translate the inspiration from flowers to your work. Glad to have you back!

    Debs X

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  2. Oh yes, yes, spring indeed. Now then, what about a quilt for summer, and autumn....?

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  3. Ooh, lovely juxtapositions! Beautiful flowers, and beautiful quilt. (Love the header, too.) xo

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  4. Such fresh colours :-)
    And I love seeing how it comes together.... And the beautiful neat stitching!
    xx

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  5. beautiful Tracy - both the perfect colours of springtime quilt and the flower photos. It's so good to have spring here at last and because there are only piles of mud and rubble in my garden right now it's so lovely to see such beautiful flowers are blooming in yours x

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  6. utterly gorgeous! nice bowl too!

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  7. It is indeed perfect for snuggling under--in fact it is perfect in every way--thank you sooo much! And you are right about the springy palette--hoping we finally see some flowers on our walk today!

    K x

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  8. Beautiful colours! I am sure it will be just perfect for snuggling!

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  9. I feel soothed just looking at it.

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  10. It's going to be a real thing of beauty, I do love those restful colours which are, of course, perfect for a quilt.

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  11. Another wonder emerges from your hands ... it is stunning Tracy (I've been looking at the Commissions page) :D

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