Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Quilt top sewn..........

I have the final borders sewn on Sunlight in the Forest.  You may or may not remember the inspiration quilt and name come from a quilt in Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Sweden.  I only had 7 of the 15 fabrics he used in his quilt so I improvised with my Kaffe collective stash.  It is 69" x 87" right now.  

After the art quilters left I worked on the hand sewing of the binding on the purple quilt I quilted last week.  I have 2 sides done now and a start on the third one.
Here is a view from my dining room window last week on one of the rainy days.  The 2 red spots on the left are the short Asiatic lilies and the purple to the right is the compact Beebalm.  There is a path made of bark that goes around the back of this tree.  2 of the Columbines are in front of the tree with their seed pods where the blooms had been.  Diantus is in front too and had bloomed for almost 2 months and it will rebloom again.

16 comments:

Hannah said...

Beautiful!

patty a. said...

The quilt top tuned out beautiful. I wasn't sure about that striped inner border, but once the outer border was attached it exactly what the quilt needed.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think your version is clearer and less muddled. Your border choice is definitely better- it really frames the whole quilt. I just love the way the florals are showcased. It is an awesome quilt combining so many disparate large prints into a cohesive design.

Debbie said...

this turned out great. It does have dappled light thru it. That shaded stripe inner border works so well.

Lesley Gilbert said...

What a beauty and I'm pleased to see you centred all your inner borders as Kaffe's was not up to your standard haha. I thought I saw the rabbit again in the middle of your photo so I had to zoom in to take a closer look - everything is coming up roses (pun) and this hot weather we are both having will bring along the late bloomers :)

Marnie Haines said...

Sunlight in the Forest is absolutely beautiful. The two borders, working together, frame the center so effectively. Kudos to you for this latest creation!
Marnie

Hedy Hahn said...

That border made the quilt! It’s just beautiful.

Alice Turcotte said...

A work of art. So beautiful. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Wanda, this quilt is amazing! Using the two borders just makes this quilt shine!! Thanks for sharing....
As always, love seeing your garden!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com

Mary said...

Sunlight in the Forest is beautiful and aptly named. Love the borders.

JJM said...

YOUR 'Sunlight in the Forest' truly lives up to its name. Another Wandaful master piece !

LoveLy view from your dining room window.

JJM

Quiltdivajulie said...

The finished top is gorgeous - your choices of fabrics sparkle.

suzanprincess said...

I always love how you take fabrics I think are ugly, combine with some I think are lovely, and make a gorgeous whole out of the combo! Your talents awe me, but inspire me as well. Thank you.

Elsie Montgomery said...

Totally lovely, Wanda. What are you going to do with it?

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

I really like this quilt top. It is practically perfect in every way! Love that shady garden spot. It looks enchanting.

Mystic Quilter said...

Another glorious quilt Wanda and I love the extra four pieces of fabric in the borders.