Sunday, June 16, 2013

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day...

in the form of a bright, happy quilt top!  It's my version of the Impromptu quilt designed by Rachel of PS I Quilt.  I'm rather surprised at how quickly the sewing went on this quilt. I think I took longer deciding on a backing fabric than I took to sew the quilt top together! lol
I managed to finish the flimsy this week and have been waiting to take some pictures of it outside, but with rain happening on and off, all week long, I decided to share the shots of it on my design wall.  You'll just have to trust me when I say it's a completed flimsy. ;o)
 
This photo is the one the best captures the colour of the background fabric.  Seems yellow can be a tricky colour to photograph. ;o)
 
 Remember me holding my breath over my background fabric choice?  It's the first time I've used a text print for a background and more than that, it's the first time I've ever used so much y-e-l-l-o-w.  It's not that I hate yellow or anything, but for some reason it seemed very brave maybe even crazy to want it for a background colour. 
 
 
 
Turns out, I couldn't be happier with that background fabric.  It's not as bright as white would be for contrasting with the blocks, but it's still a clear colour contrast.  The part I like most is that it's not a flat colour - the text print makes a subtle statement and adds some interest, I think.


All those happy colours make this a very "Summer" quilt to me.  Sunshine, flowers, fresh picked berries and picnics all come to mind when I look at this selection of fabric.  I can hardly wait to get this quilted... but I will have to wait until my backing fabric arrives.  Of course, it's not like I don't have things to sew in the meantime and I can't complain about seeing this lovely mix of colour upon the wall when I walk into my sewing room. 

 
It seems we have a moment of sunshine this morning, so I'm going to go out and enjoy it while it lasts.  With any luck it will last long enough for us to spend time hiking in celebration of Father's Day today. ;o)
 
Happy Father's Day!

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt. Well done. And I hope the sun will shine for a long time now. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. OH Katherine, it turned out beautiful! I imagine it's even more stunning in person.

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  3. LOVE the background fabric - it's perfect!!! What a wonderful summery quilt :*)

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  4. Hi!!! It is beautiful!!! Very cheerful!!! I love the yellow!!!! Very summery!!!!

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  5. its delightful and so airy and summery! Hope you got your hike in.

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  6. The background fabric is great. Will keep it in mind for my future projects to use a light print instead of solid white.

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  7. The fabrics are cute. I love the background!!!
    This is going to be something great-
    like the others...
    Kram/Maja

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  8. Very lovely. I think the text background is perfect, and not too much yellow. Such a happy quilt!

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  9. That was a great print to use for a "yellow" background - soft and not overwhelming, but definitely yellow. So, crazy? No. Bold and daring, yes! :-)

    It's gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  10. WOW that text print really DOES work great with that quilt - it's like a summer neutral that has depth and texture - more texture than a tone on tone, but still fairly subtle. It has *presence*. I likee!!

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  11. That text print looks great as the background. Love it!

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  12. I always thought impromptu meant no particular design or pattern, but I'm gathering here that it must also mean no particular or limited fabric colors/choices. This is a fabulous quilt! I love the design and it's great for all the mix of fabric colors and prints. Your yellow text background was a excellent choice, Katherine. VERY well done!

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  13. It's beautiful and the background fabric is fab! I think we get so use to using white on white and actually change it up and using something completely different makes the quilt sing!

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  14. It is so beautiful, Katherine. =) I LOVE the text fabric you used for the background. Very good idea on your part!

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