Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lavender Lemonade

I talked about my quilting style in this post, and if there was a quilt that ever defined my process and style, it is this one!

I started with the idea of wanting to create 4 columns. I wanted it simple, clean, straight-forward, but with a few fun details. So I decided each column would have some element that made it different and became a sort of focal point.

I threw my 3 favorite blocks in the mix-- the plus block, the wonky star, and one big ol' lone goose. And then I felt I needed to dial down the 4th fun block, so I did simple strips.

I kept adding different fabrics as I went. I wasn't sure if I wanted to add a white border, and then decided rather than do it, I could do a simple white binding for the same effect of framing, to not detract from all the color and pattern.

Also, I'd like it noted that I am out on the peripheral of the Purple Objectors club. It's not my favorite color, but I don't have the amount of dislike that many of my friends have for purple.

Lavender, however-- that's a whole different ballgame. I like lavender. (gasp.) And I love how this turned out. Am I allowed to say that without sounding boastful? I only mean that I don't always know if I am going to like something, especially when I am playing with color in a way that is not typical for me. As I was stitching, I had a lot of "eeehhhhhhhhh.....not so sure about this one...." moments, only to be very pleasantly surprised in the end.

I really like lavender when paired with another color. In this case, that rich golden yellow. In fact it might be favorite pairing. I am thinking Amy Butler agrees, because she is the genius behind that beautiful big floral print at the top of the 3rd row. Also, can we just take a minute to appreciate the beauty in the names of Amy Butler's fabric lines? I mean- Eternal Sunshine (YES!! I would like some eternal sunshine, please! Sign me up for some of that!!), Dreamweaver (what a lovely title!), and Bright Heart (I will take a bright heart, also, please!).

I added this one to my shop, and now I am needing to make a quilt just like this, but with different colors I would not normally use.

Linking up here:

My Quilt Infatuation


Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely quilt! I love it's simplicity, the colours you have used, and yes, amy's fabric names are certainly charming!

shannon said...

Thank you Linda!! You made me smile.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Gold and mustard are my go to for pairing up. It looks great with Lavender and the soothing look of the design fits well with the scent too. On behalf of the 2017 FAL hosts, thanks for linking up and sharing your work! Great Job.


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