Friday, July 24, 2009

A Bright Linen Quilt


How one thing doth lead to another! I made a linen bib backed with canvas, did a running embroidery stitch to outline the bird applique, and *loved* the juxtaposition of materials. The way the fabric flopped in my hand, the rough textures of the fabric and the smooth gloss of the pearly floss.

The natural next step? An entire quilt top pieced out of thrifted linen dresses. Backed in canvas (no batting) and embroidered around each square.

This thing is so bright it's going to attract hummingbirds and wild bulls--not so great for a picnic!

16 comments:

randifaypayton said...

I love the brightness! I would lay on it at the park with a good book! Beautiful.

Nadine said...

Beautiful - it is simple & sweet!

Jess said...

I love the way that looks! I sure wish I knew how to do that. I would love to make a quilt like that!

Bethany Hudson said...

Oh, I love the contrast stitching. It looks so sweet.

Hana said...

That is so colourful - brilliant!

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Anonymous said...

Hello, I like your quilt pics very much and of course the quilts themselves, could you tell me what sewing machine you use ???

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wild bulls? You're too funny.

Captured by Love said...

Gorgeous!

rachel said...

hi! i love your blog...have been a bit of a lurky reader for a while now but have finally got my own blog up and running...mind if i add you to my blogroll?

your quilts are beautiful and inspiring! i love the colours :) xx

Anonymous said...

I came across something today which I bought a year ago - a quilt top entirely of silk. I got it cheap on ebay and planned to make it up for my friend, but was surprised that it was heavy, and so left it and almost forgot about it. But this is my solution - I don't need to put a middle layer into it! It will be enough to put a backing on it. Flannel, I think!

Another good idea from Anna!

Lisateresa said...

I was so excited I forgot to leave my name to the above post!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love the colors you've chosen.

LinenKids.com said...

Nice!!! Love these colors and design. But the main thing why it is perfect - fabric- linen! I love linen, as it is natural and environment friendly.

Sharon said...

It's so beautiful Anna!

Have a blessed day!

Sharon

Linda said...

Anna, I love gathering bits of fabrics, vintage and thrifted and have wanted to assemble a scrap quilt, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea to piece it from various weights and types of fabrics. Do you have advice for a novice sewer?

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