in the form of a bright, happy quilt top! It's my version of the Impromptu quilt designed by Rachel of PS I Quilt. I'm rather surprised at how quickly the sewing went on this quilt. I think I took longer deciding on a backing fabric than I took to sew the quilt top together! lol
I managed to finish the flimsy this week and have been waiting to take some pictures of it outside, but with rain happening on and off, all week long, I decided to share the shots of it on my design wall. You'll just have to trust me when I say it's a completed flimsy. ;o)
|This photo is the one the best captures the colour of the background fabric. Seems yellow can be a tricky colour to photograph. ;o)|
Remember me holding my breath over my background fabric choice? It's the first time I've used a text print for a background and more than that, it's the first time I've ever used so much y-e-l-l-o-w. It's not that I hate yellow or anything, but for some reason it seemed very brave
maybe even crazy to want it for a background colour.
Turns out, I couldn't be happier with that background fabric. It's not as bright as white would be for contrasting with the blocks, but it's still a clear colour contrast. The part I like most is that it's not a flat colour - the text print makes a subtle statement and adds some interest, I think.
All those happy colours make this a very "Summer" quilt to me. Sunshine, flowers, fresh picked berries and picnics all come to mind when I look at this selection of fabric. I can hardly wait to get this quilted... but I will have to wait until my backing fabric arrives. Of course, it's not like I don't have things to sew in the meantime and I can't complain about seeing this lovely mix of colour upon the wall when I walk into my sewing room.
It seems we have a moment of sunshine this morning, so I'm going to go out and enjoy it while it lasts. With any luck it will last long enough for us to spend time hiking in celebration of Father's Day today. ;o)
Happy Father's Day!