Sunday, October 13, 2013

Northern Lights

I have finished the piecing of my mantel wall hanging and now just need to get it quilted and bound in time to hang it over the mantel in January. Hopefully it will add some color to a house that appears so drap after all the Christmas decorations are packed away. I named it Northern Lights for no reason other than that is what popped into my brain when I looked at this picture and wanted to put a title to this post.

I am struggling on a quilting pattern. I want to do quilt this on the machine and therefore have to keep it fairly simple, but then I don't think this quilt needs anything very complex as the colors and the pattern are rather complex enough. Maybe complex is not the right word, but hopefully you know what I mean.

Any suggestions?

 

Here is a picture of some flowers on my deck. I have been reading a few sites that talk about getting color inspirations for quilts from pictures and I like the red, yellow, dark green, brown and splash of bright blue in this picture. I think the would make a lovely quilt. Maybe even with a white background. That brick red paint on the steps was painted this summer, on our front porch as well as the deck and I am very interested in how it sets off other colors.

Thanks for stopping by,

Teresa

 

8 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

That lovely piece will look just great to decorate your winter days and that certainly is the best time for northern Lights. I know nothing about machine quilting so no advice here. You could go with a curtain effect like is seen in the aurora.

Julierose said...

Oh that quilt is spectacular! What a whole lot of points to do--yikes! Hugs, Julierose

Thimbleanna said...

Your quilt looks great Teresa! Sorry, I'm not much help in how to quilt it -- if you were hand-quilting, I'd just 1/4" quilt it, but that would be a pretty tedious option with the machine.

Anne Ida said...

Oh, that quilt top is just gorgeous! Love it! Best of luck figuring out how to quilt it, I have no idea how I would tackle something like it...

Hugs and stitches!

FlourishingPalms said...

This is sort of funny, Teresa, but I think your pot of flowers WAS the inspiration for the quilt top above it! Do you see the similarities? Maybe your quilt top really inspired the choice of flower pot and flowers! the top is gorgeous. I would definitely be quilting some sort of continuous design in the plain blue areas, to draw attention to the overall diamond shape. Beyond that, I'd have to sit down with my clear acrylic sheet and dry erase markers to try out some other designs. All the best!

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Teresa Rawson said...

I love your Northern Lights quilt top...anything in the style of a NY Beauty block always catches my eye, and you featured my favorite color...blue!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Purple Pam said...

Your Northern Lights quilt is wonderful. I love all the bright fabrics.