Today is the day! Time to grab the laundry and hang it out on the line! A few weeks ago, Jen at A Dream and A Stitch and Jan at Color, Creating and Quilting announced sign ups for a blog hop featuring Jen's new pattern Quilter's Laundry Day. As soon as I laid eyes on the pattern, I knew there were endless quilting possibilities waiting for me.
I quickly sent an email to Jen signing up for the hop and headed to the back room for my stash. The possibilities for the 4" quilt are endless! When deciding on the quilt that would hang on my line, I went with something sort of simple that I could add more intricate quilting too.
You see, I'm pretty sure this quilt was a wedding gift for the couple that lives in the house. Wait! No! It was the wedding quilt of the woman's great grand mother that she inherited. So much love and family history in that little quilt.
Her most favorite thing to do, on a fresh Spring day, when the sun is shinning and the crisp air is softly blowing, is to walk across the rolling hills barefoot, feeling the soft carpet of spring grass between her toes, and hang her freshly washed quilt on the line to dry. There is nothing quite like the fresh clean smell of a quilt that has been hung on the line.
So when it came time for quilting, I pulled out my Aurifil stash to choose just the right colors to bring life to this cozy little scene.
The very first thing I quilted was the little quilt itself. I knew it must contain some of my favorite classic quilting motifs...feathers, orange peels and cross hatching.
For the rest of the quilting, I just kind of let the quilt talk to me.
Much like my outbuilding, the poles that hold up the clothesline have a nice wood-grain on them. As you can see from the wavy lines, the ground is made up of soft rolling hills, much like my beloved home.
The road leading up to the house is a cobblestone driveway with sprouts of flowers popping up everywhere.
To finish this quilt off, I chose a simple black and white polka dot binding.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about my version of Quilter's Laundry Day. Don't forget to check out everyone else on the blog hop today and yesterday's participants. Also, make sure you visit our hosts at A Dream and A Stitch and Color, Creating and Quilting for a chance to win some awesome prizes. Below is a list of all the hop participants.
Saturday March 11th
Janice Holton at Color Creating & Quilting
Sola at Alice Samuels Quilt Co
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Amy Gerlich at Amy Scrap Spot
Sharon Denney Parcel at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Steffi at Steffi's Hobbys
Tami at Sew Much for Free Time
Suzy Webster at Adventurous Applique & Quilting
Mary Marcotte at Fleur de Lis Quilts & Accessories
Susan Gordon at Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Anne Boundy at Said With Love
Barbara Wootie at The Flashing Scissors
Jan Welander at Making Scraps
Friday March 10th
Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch
Kate Heads at Smiles From Kate
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats
Melva Nolan at Melva Loves Scraps
Vicki at Vicki's Crafts & Quilting
Julie Stocker at Pink Doxies
Anja Clark at Anja Quilts
Diann at Little Penguin Quilts
Jayne at Twiggy and Opal
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Leanne Milsom at Lizze the Quilter
Sandra Walker at mmm!quilts
Gotta love a quilt blowing in the wind.