Tuesday, September 9, 2008

vermont forest quilts



I just finished a big commission to create two twin-sized quilts for a woman's Vermont home. She like my Black Forest baby quilt in my shop and wanted something similar for her summer home in the Vermont forest. I got photos of them in the garden yesterday...





The pattern is my own invention with green tree forms against blue and I hand-quilted leaves with white thread in the tree tops and floating down to the ground below.



Each quilt has a slightly different pattern, as you can see. She wanted the solid green and blue to match the color scheme of her summer home and I gave them a white binding to hold the colors together.

The backs have three rows of uneven stripes.





I like how they turned out. It's always fun to work with pretty patterned fabrics but using all solids in this case helped to concentrate the design on the trees and quilted leaves...there's both a simplicity in the fabrics and a complexity in the patterns. An idea I see in a lot of Amish quilts. Not that my humble quilts can stand up in the same room as the brillant work of the Amish...but I like being inspired by brillance!

9 comments:

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Great quilt!

Annette said...

Very beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I love that quilt! You did a great job.

irenedesign said...

These turned out great! very beautiful design and colors.

Kristin L said...

Your humble quilts are just lovely! I've been contemplating tree quilts for a while now and yours is new and fresh inspiration.

Kristin L said...

Your humble quilts are just lovely! I've been contemplating tree quilts for a while now and yours is new and fresh inspiration.

Rachel said...

So beautiful - I especially like the quilted leaves!

Walk in the Woods said...

Truly lovely! You remind me of that unfinished quilt, high on a shelf in my bedroom closet.

:)

reetajenet said...

While the leaves of autumn have spun downward and the colors of the season have faded to more muted tones, a quiet landscape emerges here in Vermont. In Stick Season,the leafy forest that Vermont is so famous for is replaced by distant views that are magically exposed after the leaves have fallen.
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