Grownup Colours


For every ten projects I make, there seems to be about one that I really lOvE.  I like most everything I make (if I didn't, that would be a sign that I needed to quit!), but only sometimes does everything come together exactly as I imagined, or maybe even better than I dreamed.


Of course, this is all a matter of personal opinion and tastes, but the colors, shapes, and textures on this one come together just right.

My inspiration began with that black Greenfield Hill floral print.  This print is stunning!  It's the perfect blend of traditional and modern.  Vibrant, yet elegant.  Hmmm... not sure if that sounds like a typical description of my tastes, but it's kind of refreshing to love something unusual for myself!


This one met the criteria for a hand-sewn binding.  I do this only on smaller pieces, when I want the binding to be extra skinny and flat.  And something this size I actually have the patience for!  Binding fabric - Sunkissed by Sweetwater Gray Pinstripe.  (best gray ever!)  Backing is Essex Linen Cotton Blend in Putty.


I'm practicing with my new 50mm lens, so please forgive all the extra blurriness!  I've been wanting this for so long, I'm going a bit crazy with it!

18 comments:

  1. I love this piece and the photos, too!

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  2. totally beautiful, and love the refreshing color choices. Sometimes it's so fun to step away from the usual choices isn't it?!

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  3. A lovely runner- the colours are all wonderful together!

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  4. perfect colors, absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Close down the aperture a bit and you will have
    a larger depth of field for better focus. You may need more light or you could use the flash.

    Lovely quilt by the way. Very nice.

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  6. love the runner! it is so nice and i agree it is the perfect combination of colors.

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  7. very nice! I love the fabric choices.

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  8. This is lovely. Great fabrics and I love the quilting!

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  9. Beautiful and subtle, you are right, the sunkissed greys are the best grey!

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  10. You really put together some nice fabrics - very subtle. Love the binding!
    ann
    www.anniemacoriginal.com

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  11. This is so gorgeous - I love the randomness, the colors, the texture of the fabric and the quilting! Woohoo!!!

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  12. this is really gorgeous. great job and great pics

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  13. Is that a 50 mm macro lens? I have a 100 mm (probably overkill...) but I haven't tried it yet.

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  14. I love how you quilted this one! So lovely.

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