fredag, juli 30, 2010

Summer idleness

We are having a wonderful and slow summer. I find my creative juices tend to take a rest during the refreshing yet busy time that July is all about. June was a little different - here's one result of that:

A small quilt that first was intended as a pillowcover. It was quilted when I was pregnant with our first child - seven years ago (yikes).


I free hand quilted the borders and setting diamonds. It was a lot of fun. I decided on circles in the borders, and suddenly one circle turned out as two smaller ones. And then it sort of evolved into a Volkswagen... Or maybe it's only my eyes that can see it...


We just came home from a lovely week in the Swedish countryside. This was our kitchen window view.

7 kommentarer:

Rachel D. sa...

Gorgeous quilt: I just love it. And lovely view from your kitchen.

Crispy sa...

What a lovely quilt!! Yep, it does look a little like a VW but is adorable none the less :0)

A wonderful view from your window, I hope the goat is not eating your garden LOL.

Crispy

Meredith sa...

Striking quilt. The border quilting reminds me of van gough's starry night. That was what I first thought of when I saw it. The border color is very pretty. That is a great memory. Does your quilt have a label? Can you tell what project I am working on?

Valentina sa...

What a lovely quilt, and I love your free-hand quilting... I would love to be able to do more of that these days...
Lovely Pictures!
sending you warm greetings from a very hot Cyprus!
:)

Marit sa...

So beautiful! Your mix of fabric / colors are divine. But so is your hand quilting.
Such a charming place for a holiday, hope the swedish cows were well behaved...

; )

pratima sa...

Love the earthy tones, Una. And the Aqua is so cheerful in the borders. Your quilting is so beautiful!
The view is very pretty from your cottage window. It's wonderful that you had such a nice vacation in a beautiful setting :)

Taryn sa...

Hehe...the quilting does look like a Volkswagen. How peaceful your vacation in the Swedish countryside must have been. I wish I could visit there sometime.