Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Blue Skies and Sunshine

Hooray! I finished my Garden Fence quilt -- a wedding gift for a teacher at our littlest one's Montessori school -- in time for the first day of school (today). I quickly snapped up a few photos before drop-off this morning; they're not quite as clear as they could be...but time was of the essence! The block design is Cynthia's. Very clever, fun, and satisfying...I recommend it!
I hope the happy couple enjoy this quilt; their wedding colours were yellow and blue, and I had fun pulling fabrics in that palette from my stash. I emphasized the yellow-and-blue combo in the backing fabrics, which are a super silky yellow solid from Connecting Threads and an aqua "burlap" print bought from sweet Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics. Sashing is Kona stone, and the binding is an Anna Maria Horner print from Garden Party (maintaining the garden theme!)
I'm calling this one "Blue Skies and Sunshine" -- and on this chilly, grey September morning we could use a little warmth and clarity.

8 comments:

gill said...

I love this quilt - I think this the first one I've seen with sashing other than white.
Gorgeous!

Prof. S said...

Thank you so much, Gill! No white picket fence for my garden :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Annabella said...

It`s of course totally gorgeous - I love this block and having used it just recently to make a couple of charity blocks and seen your quilt I think I`m going to have to make a quilt using it. Love the aqua, stone and pops of yellow. Do let us know what the reaction was! Although of course that`s a silly request as the happy couple well love it.

WandaFish said...

Gorgeous! A quilt to really lift the spirit, that sunshine yellow is just so cheery :)

Prof. S said...

Thanks so much! I really appreciate all of these sweet and generous comments. I got a big thank you at pick-up time today, and I *hope* both Patti and her new husband like it :)

Judith said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely gift. Jxo

Cindy said...

It's just beautiful. Love your color combination!