Friday, April 22, 2011

Aunty Green Quilt


Just thought I would share my progress on the Aunty Green quilt. I was invited to join five Australian quilt artists and four American artists to reproduce our own version of this great quilt. I am sure that I am woefully behind my peers, but a promise is a promise. I have already written about the challenge of producing a decent oval. The vine is a bias stem and not especially difficult. The hardest thing about the leaves was their number. Ninety-six! Perseverance is the only way. Most of you would probably begin with the flowers within the oval and that would be my usual plan. However, I find that when some element is repeated as much as these
leaves are, I know myself. I would put it off for far too long. So I do them first. The small flowers inside the oval were made by cutting circles from a great print and gathering the fabric around a circle template. Pretty cute and easy to do. It does feel good to be quilting again. Happy Easter you all!!

8 comments:

Kathie said...

just beautiful, thank you for sharing this process with us.
Love your background fabric choice and the greens, beautiful. Can you tell us who the manufacturer /designer of the background fabric is ? lately I have been having a hard time finding just the right backgrounds for a few projects I have wanted to make.
thanks! hope you have a wonderful weekend
Kathie

Nadine Thompson said...

Hi Kathie. As it turns out the background fabric is fairly new and can be found if still available in the Moda collections. It's name is Luna Notte for Moda.This is a really warm color. Hope you find it or something equally appealing

Anonymous said...

I first saw this quilt a couple weeks ago and it's been a long time since a quilt has "spoken to me" as much as this one. Is any thought being given to publishing a pattern?

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Very cool, Mom. I am so glad you are working on yet another quilt for me. John will love it. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Margaret said...

What a nice project! I love the leaf assortment!
Margaret

vintagefindings@me.com said...

No, Kelly, Nadine is making this one for me! :-)

Nadine, it is beautiful work and promises to be a stunning quilt!

Much love,
~~karen

Dawn said...

ohhhh...I was trying to resist this project. I have the pattern sitting out, and yours is beautiful! I think I need to go walk around the block...
Thank you for sharing, I look forward to watching your progress.

Patty Pickle said...

The finished quilt is absolutely beautiful!! I want to make this one.