Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I love that almost everyone wears green on St. Patrick’s Day. I wish there were more days where everyone wore the same color. It’s like we’re all on the same team and the sport is happiness.
I finished the binding on the green quilt last night, threw it in the wash, then laid it out flat to dry overnight. I decided that I needed to photograph it in front of this yellow bakery. The bakery is in a busy part of town not far from my place. I called around to see if any of my friends were free and I *love* that I had more than one volunteer for my funny little mission. This is outside in the middle of the day at a busy intersection. People are awesome.
Some details on the quilt:
1. It is a riff on a quilt by Denyse Schmidt that can be seen here.
2. I think that block of patchwork on the right is too high. It bugs me a little.
3. It’s 50″ x 56″
4. The green is Moda’s Dill Green, the binding is Moda’s Lime Green.
5. The back is red and magenta batiks. I like it best when this quilt is tumbled up so you can see the front and the back together.
6. I didn’t quilt this myself. I had the long-armer do it. I asked for vertical lines in lime green thread about 1cm apart with slight variations in the width. And that’s what I got! : )
7. The patchwork bits contain some fabric that was clamped and dyed and some I stamped with a little bunny from The Small Object (love her stuff!) The dyed blocks are not so sharped-edged because I used found objects to make the shapes (In most cases, some MDF scraps). Have to say, unless I really wanted this look, I wouldn’t use MDF again, it really soaked up the dye and got warped and smelled vaguely bloody.
8. The Green Quilt is a wedding present. It began as a postcard, given on the day of the wedding. The newlyweds got to make a few choices and then mail the postcard to me. It’s off to its new home tomorrow! Bon voyage, Greenie!