Monday, March 31, 2008

"Spring Reflections"

For this months challenge, we were to use recycled materials. I have chosen an old pair of jeans with a hole in the knee, scrap fabric from a shirt I made last year, plastic orange grid from an orange sack, foil wrappers from chocolate eggs, a couple of unused pieced rectangle I had laying about, some blue tulle, and a bit of gold fusible foil. I wasn’t sure how I would combine these items, so just started laying them about until I liked what I saw. The colors remind me of green hills, orange poppies, and reflections in a blue pond.

My husband suggested that the bright green pieced rectangle seemed out of place. I added turquoise squares on top of it to relate it to the lower pieced square.

I am deciding whether I should put a binding or a facing.

Update April 3, 2008: I have decided to bind the quilt with blue chambray, and I have updated the photo.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Yeah, Linda! Nice calm flowing piece... blue jeans were on my list too (of course, if I had used everything I thought of, I would have had a king size quilt!).... Good job!

Ann In Walnut, CA said...

Linda,
I love the quilting designs you have used on this piece. They add a wonderful feel to the quilt.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

I certainly can see the reflections in the pond. Beautiful piece, the lace really adds texture to the piece.

Katieinnebraska said...

I like this piece very much. There is so much to see, and I love the composition, the colors, and the quilting. Very very nice!

Jan J. said...

Beautiful piece! One would never guess it's 'Green'. I'd say that the lovely quilting you added to the piece definitely makes it show worthy and I hope you plan to enter it somewhere!

Carole said...

Linda, your quilting always inspires and intrigues me. I personally feel the quilting itself adds so much to the composition as a whole and I often wonder how you come up with the way you quilt the piece. It is fantastic and really removes any 'something from nothing' notion.
Another 'well done' IMHO.