|Family Farm ~ 11" x 24"|
As usual, I couldn't stop at just one for each of my names. So I chose chartreuse, celadon, rust, and rosy-orange. And two quilts, of course.
The piece at left is Family Farm. It reminded me so much of rows and patches of vegetables and flowers, hence the name. I used Rayna's method of slicing and dicing sets of fabric strips, a technique I've been working with lately which you know if you're a regular reader.
The pieces are so small in this quilt that I didn't want to make it any busier with quilting...so I HAND quilted all the long seams in the ditch. This was the first time I've hand quilted a machine pieced quilt, and I like the technique quite a bit. I'll likely do this again on other quilts.
The second piece, Pinnacles, was actually the first of the two strip sets I'd sewn together. I liked it so much, though, that I didn't want to slice into it. Instead, I fused the black pieces on top, then quilted the whole thing.
In both quilts, the colored fabrics are a combination of hand dyed, hand printed and commercial fabrics.
|Pinnacles ~ 20" x 22"|