RSC15 week 45

LIME GREEN AT LAST

About twenty years ago I made a wall quilt which I called Sunlight.  It was the third in a series using an unnamed asymmetric block from a Michael James book.  I loved the movement in this block, and in this quilt I accentuated the diagonals of rays of sunlight in the woods.  I used basically greens and yellows, with a lot of lime as well as bits of orange and purple.  I learned a lot about color by trying out each one.  Any color made with added white or black was too dull and stood out like a sore thumb, so out it went.

As you can see in the closeup, I used all types of fabric from velvets to satin ribbons. The leaf print is from a thrift shop 1960’s silk sheath dress, which was just the perfect touch I was missing.  Since then I have always been drawn to clear bright colors.

I have been busy quilting another project this week, but will get started on some new lime greens soon.   
I link up with RSC15 at superscrappy.blogspot.com and Sew Cute Tuesday at blossomheartquilts.com.  Do come and enjoy what folks are doing.

16 thoughts on “RSC15 week 45

  1. Oh I LOVe this quilt! those bands of “sunlight” really shine through it! I used to have one of Michael James' book–lent it to someone and never got it back…I always thought he had such great ideas….lovely job hugs, Julierose

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  2. Paula this is amazing; you've captured the essence of sunlight through trees in summer. I've copied your photo to serve as inspiration; I won't be copying your quilt, but I want to work out that block.

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  3. this quilt has not dated at all, lovely. I have not tried using other fabrics still just cotton. When I made my first ever block I did buy poly cotton to try thinking of cost but that was much harder to manipulate than cotton so since then always cotton

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