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Saturday, February 9, 2013

grow...A garden quilt

I am participating in Project Quilting Season 4 at Persimon Dreams.


"grow" was made for  Challenge 3, Annie's Vision.

 The challenge - Your inspiration is the art of Annie Young. Explore the colors, the textures, the style, the subject matter, the feelings….. Choose what speaks most to you and use it to make your quilt. Look over her blog: http://www.annieyoungarts.blogspot.com/ to see her work.

Size: 22" x 18"

I was inspired by Annie's inspirational way of using color and texture in her painting of nature. She has a wonderful spirit that comes across in her paintings.

Annie uses a free motion style with loads of color and texture. I used my own hand dyed fabric and explored free motion quilting in my little garden quilt. I noticed some of her paintings have words, so I found this as the perfect opportunity to hand embroidery (which I love).

  The center of the flower is hand made piping which I rolled into the circle and then added beads for sparkle and texture.

I'm hoping I inspire my garden to "grow". (My thumb isn't green, but I try)  This project has definitely inspired me to grow in creativity.

My husband made a beautiful holder for the quilt to be in the garden.  He's a wonder with metal.  Visit his Facebook page for Duck Creek Design.

If you are visiting here before February 16th please head over HERE and vote for my quilt.  It's Carlotta Jean you want to toss a vote at.  You can vote only once for your favorite 3 quilts.  Choose wisely (Carlotta Jean).  haha

Keep Growing,

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Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is so pretty! I love how you did the center and the simple "grow" is such a wonderful touch.

LilyWhite said...

Gorgeous! Love the details! Don't forget to link up to the Frugal Crafty Home hop opening at 4 central time!
xoxo, Jordan.


Thank you for celebrating with me today !!!! Tell your friends to come over for prizes, the other blogs are showing Giveaways now.. Google didnt shoot off right. Go figure..

Tammy said...

Gorgeous dresedn flower quiltconn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Mara said...

So very pretty!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

WoW! So beautiful! You did a gorgeous job! Love your quilting as well. Your hubby did an amazing job too, hehe.