Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Finish - Field of Violets

Donald and Aaron's garden is also the backdrop for the finally finished "Field of Violets" (February Color in Judy's Patchwork Times Monochromatic Challenge). I have the pattern started and will introduce it later in the year after I make another sample -- how about something "scrappy" ???? I have accumulated a list of 5 (still growing) of you who emailed me wanting the instructions. I will send each instructional step as they are completed in hopes of a little proofing from friends before going global :)!

There are really only 2 blocks: a 16 patch from 2" strips and "chubby pinwheels" from 3 1/2" blocks of violet and 2 1/2" of background. The tiny pinwheels are the cut aways from the "chubbies".



Closeup of the quilting -- an all over pattern of feathers and flowers in the centers and corner panels, with a little detailing in the center framing and side triangles.


Today is "Good Friday" down in South Louisiana ..... it is also a day of Boiled Crawfish and quality time with Family.


Over at Sarah's, she is having a party of her own -- the Whoop Whoop Friday! If you have something to show off, head on over to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and "LINK UP".


22 comments:

Diane said...

That is beautiful! I love the colors.

Diane E W said...

I love the pattern and colors. Whoop Whoop to you. I would also like for my backyard to look like theirs. Beautiful garden to take pictures of your quilts.

domestiCass said...

That turned out so pretty!!

Debbie said...

Exceptionally Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

P. said...

That is gorgeous, and your quilting compliments it so well!

Kate said...

What a spectacular quilt! It makes me think spring!

Linda said...

So gorgeous! Two of my fav things..purple and pinwheels.

highpitchedbarking said...

LOVE your quilt. Purple is my favorite color and this is absolutely stunning.

fancystitching said...

This turned out so pretty! I love the little pinwheels... they really add interest to the design.

Kat

gailss said...

Another beautiful job Jamie and can't tell which one I like best.....I think all of them. I am in awe of all the great quilts you do....I must be slow.

Vicki W said...

That's very pretty!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Wow, another pretty quilt in a lovely yard setting. Nice.

Kristen said...

Super pretty! Can't go wrong with pinwheels! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah Craig said...

It's so pretty, Jamie!! And I'd be glad to help test out your pattern, if you need another tester! Scrappy would be awesome.....

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love this quilt. I like violet anytime of year, but it's so lovely in the spring!

LuAnn said...

Love the quilt, and just love looking at that garden. Both are just beautiful!!

Brita said...

That is gor-juss! Love the pattern, and the colors just sing. Wish I were in LA for the celebrations. Whoop Whoop!

Jackie said...

An absolute gorgeous finish!! Love it!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great job. Whoop! Whoop! (late) ; )

pinsandneedles said...

Your quilt is lovely! the colors are so stunning. I would love to have a tutorial. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on being chosen for the June banner over at Sew We Quilt.

Jeane said...

Now I see the whole quilt it is just beautiful. Congratulations for being chosen for the June banner. I love, love pinwheels and you have done really well using them in your quilt.

Mary said...

Congrats on having a quilt in the Banner at Stash Manicure. I'm sad I missed sending one in for the Purple month. I Like Pinwheels. Your machine quilting is very nice!