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|'4 Things' quilt top|
My quilt top has these four words:
LOVE ~ AFFECTION ~ ATTENTION ~ PRAISE
When I sketched my idea, I knew instantly what words I wanted to piece for my quilt. I decided to make it a low-volume quilt with lots of text fabrics with the words in colour -- in my favourite colours in fact [red, navy, aqua and lime green]!! I have added a few other blocks in that I adore - the wonky stars and wonky houses, the wonky tree, the quirky bird and a mod flower. This quilt is everything I love!! And those are the words that I had to have! I made the word 'LOVE' first, in capital letters using dotty fabric, some plaids and pin fabric!
|Love and quirky bird|
Then I made 'affection' in all lower case letters using any aqua fabric I had. 'ATTENTION' was made using all capitals and was paper pieced using the Quilters Cache free blocks in some Oakshott, Joel Dewberry and Parson Grey fabrics - yum! The other words were all made up free-form with inspiration from my Word Play Quilts book.
|Affection, attention and praise|
And I love the word 'praise' done in lower case. The long tail on the letter p in yummy lime and citrus greens is fab! So fresh - especially with that super mini wonky star beside it!
|Praise with super mini wonky red star|
These four words are the 'four things' that I would like to give more of in 2013. They are also the four things I would like to receive in 2013!! I believe most people need these four things in their lives -- along with food, water and shelter of course!
|Oakshott and Kaffe stars|
I loved making this quilt top. It was so liberating to sew my scraps together and all sorts of fabrics that I had here in the pile! I was inspired by the low-volume quilts I have seen around blog-land and finally made myself one! I even managed to incorporate a few orphan blocks into the quilt which means I am working on shrinking my WiP list as well! Yay!
|Wonky houses and tree with clouds. Cloud fabric from Maze & Vale, Etsy|
So far, this quilt top measures 57" x 68" and I hope to add a border to each side to give it a little frame before I sandwich it etc. I'm not sure how I will quilt this quilt yet - I want the words to stand out but not be too overpowering. I know the word 'affection' is hard to read so I may have to do something to improve that. I can't wait to have it completed! So there you have it - my '4 Things' quilt :)
|A mod flower|
I also have a giveaway! For a chance to win a 20"x22" (fat quarter) of Rich Red Kona and a 20"x34" piece of this texty London fabric (it is almost home-dec weight - perfect for zippy pouches and cushions), please leave me a comment telling me what the weather is doing where you are! The temperature is dropping here in London - we may even have 'winter' soon! My giveaway is open internationally! Feel free to leave a second comment if you are a follower. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on the 17th January. Good luck to you all!
|Win these fabrics!|
Thank you for popping in today to see my In Your Words blog hop project and do pop back to Mdm Samm's blog each day for more chances to win! Happy hopping!