Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Finishes in Paint and Fabric

My modern barn quilt canvas is finished! I am really pleased withh ow it came out and with the colors i chose. I had originally intended to do some accents in hot pink and yellow but now i am glad i did not. I could have changed and modified it a hundred different ways...another strip here or another color there... but at some point i had to choose to just walk away and let it be what it was.




I really enjoyed the process. It sat on my counter and periodically over a couple days i would just walk back and forth and tend to the next part of the project. Peeling off that painters tape was always a thrill. I think there might be some companion pieces in the future...perhaps a wonky star or something like that.




My fabric finish is for one of our wee little friends. There seem to be many babies being born, and shouldn't every one have a quilt of their own? i hope to mail it out to the intended family soon. i hope they will love it as much as i do.




You can read a little more info on this quilt here. I finished it with some fairly random straight line quilting and bound and backed it in a fabric from my stash that just happened to be the right blue. Another reason to have a stash!!


Leslie

8 comments:

Why Not Sew? said...

The painting looks great! Yeah knowing when to walk away is hard especially when it's so much fun.
The quilt is beautiful! I love the colors and pattern.

Colleen said...

Love both of your finishes. The wall hanging turned out pretty awesome!

Catherine said...

You're so productive! Just love that modern canvas! Think I might have to try this :)

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

love the painted block!!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

I love love that painted barn quilt block! I'm book marking the page so I can make one, too. Very cool.

Lara said...

Your painting is fabulous. And that quilt is very sweet.

Nanci said...

Simplicity makes for a wonderful design. I love it. Don't change a thing....I'm telling you!

Kate said...

I really love your modern canvas! It's perfect.

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