Lavender Fields in Tuscany
29/07/2014 § Leave a comment
A few weeks ago, whilst on holiday by the sea in Cornwall, I stitched up a quilt top. Our cottage was colourful – blues and whites with touches of warm red. The colours inspired me and I chose lavenders, fuschia pinks and blues, jade greens and hot reds for this patchwork – with lots and lots of bright white to set off those hot colours – just like on the sun terrace. The result is a quilt I’ve called ‘Tuscany’ (even though it was patchworked in Porthleven) – those colours just make me think of French lavender fields and warm summer days.
I chose a dark blue fleece for the backing and have followed the lines up and down to create a striking grid for quilting. Just the name label to add now, then into the bag ready for display at Sunday’s market in Winchester.
I had a lovely note from a client about her memory quilt, earlier in the week. Her daughter was snuggled up on the sofa with the quilt I made from her (and her twin brother’s) baby clothes. This is just how I hope my quilts will be used – to provide warmth and comfort and capture lots of happy memories! As her mum said “Perfect”.
Enjoy the rest of the week – what are you up to? Having fun in the school holidays?