Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Garden Quilt | OLL Auction

This year I volunteered to help out with the auction project in my nieces' class at OLL. Lisa [one of the moms] had a wonderful idea of having a free-form design that included flowers, birds, etc cut out by the kids. The color palette that she choose really popped and makes this a great rainy day cuddle up on the sofa kind of quilt.


The back is using Sweetwater words print and more of the same border from the front. We also included some of Aneela Hoey Little Apples print.


I quilted this one [on my new machine!] in a FMQ meandering pattern in between all of the objects. I wanted the cut pieces to standout and the background fall to the back.

The binding is done in a black & white gingham - this really does frame out the entire quilt.

Now we have to go to the auction and bid on this! I would actually really like it back - :)

6 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt, Paula! The kids did a nice job on the pieces and the quilting really makes them stand out.

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    1. Thank you!!!! This has been a project - good to see you last week! I will let you know about a shopping date...soon.

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  2. Love it. So beautiful!! -- Melissa

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  3. You are insane. This is crazy awesome. I'm sorry I missed the meeting and didn't get to see it in person! We had too much water, and then Tuesday got sick so I guess it wasn't in the cards. Beautiful job again!

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    1. It was insane - I don't think I am going to do applique any time soon. But love how it all turned out! Hope to see you next month -

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