This is the quilt that goes on the bed when the first breath of fall hits the air. It has all the colors of fall . . . blues for the crisp autumn skies, reds and yellows for the leaves that fall, and greens for the grass that is coming back to life. In my neighborhood, we don't water our lawns in the summer and they all turn to straw. We are happy not to have to mow for a couple months, save on the water bills and then watch them come green again with the rains.
The fabric criteria for this quilt was a) leftover bits from other projects b) this is ugly, "why did I buy this fabric" and c) the less the fabrics "went together" the better.
You all know what I mean by the ugly fabric, we all have them, we all bought them. We liked them at the time but they never ended up 'going' with anything else.
The result is wonderfully scrappy. I don't see the individual fabrics, I see how they all just work together in their little misfit way.
|Pillow Sham Front with trimmings from cutting the triangles for the webs|
The pillow shams were made with leftover bits and cutting trimmings . . . there was next to nothing left of these particular misfit fabrics in my stash by the time this project was done. I love it when that happens.
|Pillow Sham back, which is the side that is usually showing on the bed|
|I really liked the quilting for the back of the sham . . . it's a double|
wavy line on the seams. It goes really fast and will keep all those seams closed
|Each block looks a bit different depending on where the darker|
fabrics are positioning in the web.
This is a good example of
"color gets all the credit, but contrast does all the work"
|EQ6 design for the spider web quilt|