Meadow Mist Designs one and only Cheryl Brickey.
I had completed my first two quilts/wall hangings and felt up for a challenge. I found this wonderful design and not only did the colors speak to me, but the symmetry did also. So asked Tish if this would be a pattern that would work for me. She quickly said yes. So being the "batik freak" that I am I quickly picked out two sets of batiks. I was thinking that these would look really good together, but upon receiving them I started thinking....."What did I do?"
These are Timeless Treasures Batiks in Citrus and Painter.
Andover fabrics made the Dimples pattern fabric that I chose to use for the background. Neither Tish nor my sister....whom I count on for bouncing ideas off of were sold on my color choice. But confident in my decision I rolled on.
I laid out my fabrics for a more proper photo shoot......
Caroline often took my seat....Move your feet, loose your seat.
Sew it all together....
And viola....you have a chassis...I mean a flimsy....I mean a quilt top. The wind even help make for a pretty picture.
And a quick improv attempt at Bargello
So it was around this time I made contact with my mother whom I unfortunately, rarely speak with. I let her know I wanted to get up to Ohio to visit her and she gladly agreed. We went up and I took my two completed quilts and this chassis. She liked it, but did not appear to be all that excited. I went with the intent to tell her it was hers..knowing that yellow was her favorite color. So we talked and I found her sitting on the floor looking more closely at the laid out quilt. So, I asked her if she liked it and she said this is a very pretty quilt and that she liked the colors...to which I quickly stated good, because it is yours.
It came back home with me and quickly went to Country Roads Quilt Shop
for professional quilting.
I was excited to get the binding on, but the schedule was just way too hectic. So it had to wait several weeks. We have an outdoor quilt show coming up and I think I will put on display and then return it to its owner.
Notice the flange binding that matches the quilting! The blue really pops! I bobble a few times, but not bad for my first attempt.
And check out those labels!!!!
I really love the finished product and I think the two skeptics that didn't care for the yellow would agree it is a beautiful quilt...My sister really loves it...
Well stand by...hopefully before the end of the year we will have Looking Glass 2.0
Thanks for stopping by....Looking Glass....TishNWonderland.....it all comes together!