Just in time for Spring.....Lavender Scents is finished.
When I was searching and mauling through fabrics in the stash closet, I found about 1/2 yard of the purple that I used for the outer border. Ah, just the right purple to make the purple tones in the bargello pop. Then a very dark green for the inner border to frame the design. The binding was a chance discovery.....cream background with the perfect purple swirl design. Note here.....I buy fabric because I like it for the color or the design. I don't buy a complete fabric line so that everything matches. The fun is in the search thru the stash :)
Quilting detail.....a light lavender thread by Aurifil 50 wt. The center design got an all over large meander....not too dense. The outer border was done in swirls....mixed large and small. All were done free hand, no marking. I just make it fit as best I can.
And for Janet.....here's the full photo.
For several reasons, I named this one Lavender Scents. The body of the bargello has a lot of purple touches in the fabrics. Second, I love the smell of lavender. Third, my sense of smell has become quite acute with this health thing. I become overwhelmed walking into the grocery store and smelling all the goodies in the bakery or deli. The lavender candle on the counter doesn't have to be lit for me to smell it.
I did the corner trick for the label this time. A printed square that I added fabric to to enlarge it to about 6''. Then a fold on the diagonal and added it to a corner before binding.
Here's the post with more details of the stitching. I began this project last year and only got part way through the stitching when I got delayed at the hospital. I chose to use all floral fabrics for this quilt to create a watercolor bargello. Anyway, I picked it back up in January and am very happy to have it completed.
Size is 36'' by 52''.
Spring arrives Monday....and the warmer days too. I will be overseeing some yard work as the flower beds have gone wild. A crew will be coming in to cut back some shrubs and trees for us. Those big tasks I/we can no longer do. The shrubs by the front porch will disappear and I plan on a scented area instead of just green. Wonder what plants I will choose.
Have a great weekend and happy stitching.