Thursday, January 25, 2018

Shade Garden

  Things got away from me this week and I forgot to finish up this post.
     In November, I began playing with 16 patch blocks.   I was having fun with floral fabrics and contrasts of more solid/tonal fabrics.   The 16 patch block is quite addictive and I just kept making sombinations. 
   Along the way, I realized that I had two distinct moods to the blocks I was creating.  I referred to them as "shade garden" and "country garden'' blocks.  I had a hard time merging them into one quilt.  So they became 2 different projects. 







   I decided I wanted to make a bed runner for different seasons.  This is the first, "Shade Garden". 
    The floral fabrics are like spots of sunlight that peek thru the shaded garden.  This version has  the accent/contrast on the darker side for this runner.











  The block size is 6'' when using 2'' strips.  The runner is 18'' wide.....and 66'' long. 
  Photo on the right shows the different combos of fabrics that I used. 












 


    Simple swirl quilting all over and one of the abundant florals in my collection for the binding. 


   The Country Garden version is ready to bind and will be finished soon:)  Then I can do a better comparison.
Happy stitching. 




11 comments:

Janet O. said...

I think this is beautiful! Shade Garden is a great, descriptive title. I look forward to seeing the two runners compared to each other.

---"Love" said...

Your bed runner is very pretty, and your quilting is too! It makes a beautiful addition to the foot of your bed. ---"Love"

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Very pretty! It will be fun to have more than one so you can have a new look when you want.

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

It makes a beautiful bed runner--looking forward to #2!

Mystic Quilter said...

Gosh, this does look so pretty sitting at the foot of your bed.

Quilting Babcia said...

I think seasonal bed runners are a great idea, and they can do double duty as a dining table runner. Shade garden is lovely for both spring and summer, so pretty seeing the dappled light through the darker greens.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Shade Garden is gorgeous - I love the 'sunlight' popping through. Can't wait to see Country Garden. ~Jeanne

Linda Swanekamp said...

The florals are beautiful. Helps you have a lovely room to set it off. Refreshing, just like a shade garden.

Gene Black said...

The bed runner is really nice. I like the bright flowers peeking out from the shade.

Food and Fiber Floozie said...

This is a beautiful runner...I love what you put together.

Louise said...

So pretty! I love the classic 16 patch block, too :)

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