Thursday, June 11, 2015
tending the trellis
I know you feel it too - that drive to create and the exhilarating vitality that comes with a fresh start, a new solution, a completed project. Life's difficulties can put a damper on those feelings, but still it does help, it really does help, to make time for fresh air, friends and creativity.
Last night I stayed awake an extra hour to quiet my mind by my sewing machine. Today I am rewarded with a finished quilt top, a pretty garden trellis of flowers. To make your own trellis quilt, check out my tutorial. Be sure to take care to match and pin those seams when joining blocks. It really is a nice pattern for new quilters!
I started with a selection of Vignette fabrics by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller on a base of Kona Aqua. Along the way I added some low volume prints to create lighter spots in the composition and a few dark olive pieces too, for contrast. Since the original fabrics (Vignette) were mostly medium value, bright colors, adding in these light and dark values creates the kind of movement that I enjoy.
I'm pleased with how it turned out!