Friday, April 8, 2011

An Old-Fashioned Garden

Speaking of quilt gardens, how about my GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN?

I've always loved those faded old quilts that have the flower-shaped blocks, usually done with scraps of old clothing or floral fabrics. This was my attempt at re-creating those beautiful old quilts - but using stitches instead of fabric!

Here's what those rounded sections look like up-close, made up of lots and lots of scotch squares, and also you can see how the variegated flowers are alternated with rows of solid color flowers:

Again, I was going for an old-fashioned feel, and used a variegated thread that reminded me of spring florals. But when I look at it now, I wonder how different it would look if it were done in bolder colors(like reds, oranges and yellows), which would definitely give it a more contemporary and purely graphic feel.

Oh, the infinite stitching possibilities!

And since it's Friday, I'll sneak in a few matching flowers to end the week...



Terri said...

OMG! I thought the first picture was of a quilt hanging on a wall! This piece is breathtaking! I love old fashioned quilts!

ksana123 said...

so lovely!!!

Maria said...

great job! My goodness I need more time!

Nora said...

Quite worthwhile information, lots of thanks for your post.