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!