Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bursting Blooms

My mom Nancy has completed another beauty. The soft victorian florals pieced in a modern design allowed for quilting that was soft and yet playful. The whimsical flowers stitched in the circles of each block compliment the quilt design and bring a lively new element. The piecing for this quilt is "busy" but the colors are muted. This is the main reason why more than simple quilting worked. Way to go MOM! Below are a few of the sketches she drew in order to come up with a design most appropriate for the top.


The meandering in the background area added movement but also blended in, allowing the floral design to "burst forth."




2 comments:

Christa said...

I love this quilt! The flowers you quilted make the circles really pop out.
It's really beautiful!

Christa

Lynne said...

Beautiful!