Friday, November 16, 2007

Winter Time

I mean the quilt …. not the weather …. mind you there are a few flurries floating around this morning.

I have been taking the free tutorial classes with Tonya and this is what has been accomplished so far. This has been fun in the making and hopefully it will be done before the end of November. Looking through my stash, there was a lot of blue fabrics with snowflakes on them, so that determined the colours for this quilt. This is sure different from my usual quilts, eh.

Tricks of fabric. In my previous post, there were a number of comments about the use of gray fabric in my Trip Around The World quilt.

Actually, there was no gray used, but it sure has that effect with the one fabric that looks kind of blurry. In this close-up, you can see that the fabric (left of the moss green block) is moss green with yellow, blue and cream against a black background. The pattern is quite busy giving the illusion of a different colour from a distance.

After we shot the photo of the quilt, my husband noticed the effect and he wondered if others would too. You folks are quite observant!
Have a great day!

13 comments:

joyce said...

I really like your winter quilt. I am planning a winter one when I am finished with the autumn one.

May Britt said...

Your winterquilt is beautiful. Looks like it is snowing on it.

Leslie said...

Is that Snowman child wrapped in a quilt?! How adorable...

atet said...

I LOVE the winter quilt -- a bit different from your usual but so much fun! And yep -- isn't it amazing what colors can do? One of the fun parts of this whole playing with fibres thing!

Kieny said...

This is one of the reasons why I find it so scary to plan and choose fabric for my "first" large bed quilt. Still love your winter quilt!

Andrea said...

I love this quilt so far. Blue is my favourite colour. The little snowflakes are great !

Kim said...

Brrrr! Your quilt matches the weather outside my cozy warm house this morning! We have snow on the ground, the cold is here to stay! I do like this fun winter design that you are working on! :)

teodo said...

Your winter quilt is very BELLISSIMO (beautiful)
ciao ciao

Guðrún said...

You are making progress, great to be able to watch it all the way from Iceland :)

Helen said...

Love the icicles!

jillquilts said...

Your winter quilt is really taking shape! Very nice! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

That's clever! The ever-evolving quilters, *karendianne.

Marcie said...

Those are great icicles! Your quilt is coming along beautifully!How fun to be taking a class with Tonya!