Thursday, 25 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
The Patchworks of Lucy Boston which combines excellent photographs of Lucy Boston's quilts with extensive and useful commentary on history, fabrics and construction. This is my humble tribute, I fussy cut the diamonds to make use of the patterns of each fabric.
The mystery quilt instructions were to use 12 fabrics, 4 lights, 4 mediums and 4 darks, no stripes. I decided on blues, as I now know from having to pay attention to and carefully choose my colours I am using soft warm blues. My choice was partly indicated by some pretty blue and white Austrian dress fabric I had (think Heidi and Sound of Music), a lightweight cotton that I've always wanted to use, and a navy used for a pirate costume for Caitlin. Also, blues remind me of my mother. Blue has always suited her but even more so now her hair is a fine silver, and soft blue is like her personality, soft, quietly beautiful and warm.