Not to dismiss other Autumn colors, Linda Sue was back in town yesterday with most recent projects. Now remember, she has only been quilting for a couple years and her skills are noteworthy. Look at what she has accomplished with the really so orange that the rest of us did not know what to do with it fabric!
Our group project, Fall 2011, was the 9 patch if you remember. We all donated multiple fabrics and added our own to come up with these quilts. There was a couple yard piece of really. really, orange fabric that made the rounds but there was a lot left. Linda Sue just figured out how to use it, balance that very orange fabric with complimentary pieces that neutralized the color and created a charming little fall quilt!
Now, here's the fun part. Linda Sue did not quilt this piece from the front, you know stitch in the ditch or cross-hatch grids or feathers, noooooooooo, she quilted from the back, Sashiko-style.
|Red blocks top row, second block and 3rd row, number 5. They sort of dominate in my eye.|
|by moving them out of the mid-field of the quilt, they seem to frame the corners rather than compete, well, to me anyway.|
Looks like a beautiful and cool fall day for us here today. I have noticed some leaves starting to turn. The colors of fall, my favorite.
Gratuity Moment: opportunities to express ourselves, in fabric and thread. What a great way to make new friends.