Friday, May 21, 2010

Modern Improv Quilt

Okey dokey! My first-ever "improv" quilt is pieced and ready to sandwich! MAAAAAN, this quilt should have been faster, but I took a break from it for awhile to get some other things done (like, morning sickness and laying around...) :)


I used Kona solids with Anna Maria Horner's "Good Folks" line (adriatic colorway). It's sashed in my favorite Robert Kauffman white...so soft.

I'm at a loss on the best way to quilt it...should I stipple again? Should I do some sort of grid? What do you think???

OH! And my good friend, Kerri is featuring some of my new illustrations on her blog today...check it out HERE.

15 comments:

Angie said...

Honestly, I think stippling looks good on most quilts. You could always alternate, a grid (or something else) in the center section and stippling around the outside.

angela said...

Your quilt is fabulous! I love the solids you chose to go with the prints. And your improv locks are awesome. I always go with stipple - so no major help here.

And I LOVE LOVE what you did for Kerri. That deer making a quilt is so sweet.

Kerri said...

that is soooo stunning!! i LOVE it, ariel!! everything you do is amazing, my friend!!

Angela said...

Ariel,
Wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog to enter the giveaway! I'm enjoying looking through yours : ) And I have to tell you, I'm working on quilt #2 using those lovely AMH fabrics and was trying to picture them with white sashing...yours look gorgeous!

One Flew Over said...

A beautiful quilt Ariel x

Allie said...

Beautiful!

smallgrapes said...

So gorgeous!!! I'm actually not a huge fan of stippling (maybe because I've never been able to get the hang of it, haha). Anyways, I would probably do lines. But then again, I've never been able to do stippling correctly. Anything will be awesome, though.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the fabrics you used and the way you put the quilt together. What a fun quilt. Sorry I can't help with the quilting.

megan said...

So happy to see you back and quilting! Good Folks is one of my favorites and I just love this take on it. I get stuck in stippling mode and I'm trying to break out of it. Maybe something to highlight the squares?

why not sew? said...

This is beautiful. Love it! The iilustrations are so adorable too!

Katie B. said...

Beautiful quilt. I love all of AMH's fabrics.

Mandy said...

Love the illustrations! Cute!!

Lynsey Grant said...

It is really, really pretty! It's different than most of your stuff, which is cool. Love the colors!

Jamie said...

Great job Friend. Looks great and you have been busy!!!
Have you done a combination of stippling in the sashing and squares in your blocks??

Monica said...

oh this is stunning!!