Sunday, February 6, 2011
Yellow and Grey Lady of the Lake Quilt Completed!
I just completed my yellow and grey Lady of the Lake quilt! It measures 72" x 96" and fits a twin sized bed. I was originally inspired by Rita, of Red Pepper Quilts. She created this beautiful Lady of the Lake quilt which was my introduction to the traditional block. I decided that I wanted to make my quilt all yellow and grey and began collecting the fabrics late this summer. I really enjoy selecting fabrics and chose at least a couple dozen prints for this quilt along with Kona White, Kona Ash and Amy Butler's Slate for solids. I also wanted to incorporate my silkscreened quilting process panel in a way that added to the design of the quilt without being distracting but I also didn't want to hide it on the back (see lower right of the quilt).
I started work on the quilt at the beginning of this year and completed it last night, Feb. 5th. After quite a bit of deliberation, I decided to quilt diagonal lines using a soft grey thread. The backing is a solid Kona Ash and the binding is a mini white and grey Designer Houndstooth by Free Spirit.
I found taking pictures of a bed size quilt very difficult, especially with all the snow. I had two helpers wearing snow shoes attempting to help me. It was awfully hard to get the quilt up high enough so this was the best we could do!
My silkscreen panel is difficult to read in these photos but I call it my quilting process panel and it reads "DREAM, CUT, PIECE, BASTE, QUILT, BIND, CRINKLE, LOVE." It is very satisfying to work through that process and arrive at the LOVE stage. Of course, it's hard not to see little flaws but I will learn from those for the next time.