Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Welcoming autumn with a new quilt!

When Lynne from Lily's Quilts put a call out for bloggers to make something with this gorgeous bundle of Oakshott Liparis, I instantly saw pixel potential!!

It took AGES for the fabrics to travel across the globe to Melbourne. When they finally arrived, I was so excited!! They were gorgeous!! Rich in colour with incredible depth. Dark (because they are shot with black thread) and luscious.

I knew I wanted to create a pattern in YouPatch but YouPatch only works with Kona colors. So ... I got my trusty Kona color card and did my best to match the Lipari colors to the Kona colors. When I had a list of colors, I created an image in YouPatch using these colors.

Here's the result .... inspired by the coming autumn ...

I used most of the Lipari colors and added in some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in a rich raspberry and also some additional black.

I pebble quilted the black trunk and branches and did a meander over the leaves using red thread.

Then I used a wavy stitch to quilt the background grasses.

For the backing, I used a gorgeous pixel-y fabric from Anna Maria Horner's Dowry collection. Purchased, of course, from Amitie!

Thanks so much Lynne for sending me these gorgeous fabrics. I've had such fun playing with them.

Andi xx