23/04/2015 § 6 Comments
every day will be rose-coloured …
La Vie en Rose Patchwork Quilt – a bespoke commission
Edited to add some lovely words from the fabulous lady who commissioned this quilt:
‘I bought my lovely quilt as a commission. It will be a family heirloom. I asked for roses and pink base with pastel colours. We called it La Vie En Rose because that is also one of my favourite songs too (Louis Armstrong or Billie Holliday) and the name fits the roses theme. It fits perfectly with cushions and accessories I already had for my bedroom. We’re changing it back to pink, you see. Adaliza kindly incorporated two fabrics I chose so that the quilt would match my existing cushions and dressing table curtains. It looks lovely on my Laura Ashley cream iron bedstead. I now just have to change the wallpaper, move the table lamps, put the right curtains up. I am very pleased. It is very well-made and high-quality.’
and a photo …
25/07/2014 § Leave a comment
This evening was so still and warm that we took some of my recently completed quilts ‘out on location’! We drove up to the local country park and I snapped away as the sun went down in the hazy sky. Summer Blossom is a king-size quilt and every block has pink, red, green or blue paisley and floral prints surrounding, or surrounded, by purest white. The backing is pure white lightweight fleece and its bound in a jolly red floral print. I’ve quilted horizontally and vertically, following the lines of the blocks, so from the back it has a rather Art Deco stylised feel.
My next market is on Sunday 3 August, in Winchester, and Summer Blossom will be for sale on my stall.
We thought we may have a thunderstorm this afternoon, but it passed us by with no more than a few spots (huge spots) of rain. It’s so hot and evenings are just the best time of day for a stroll whilst watching the sunset.
Are you enjoying high summer?