Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watery Zoo : Finished quilt

I loved working with all these deeper colors.

Watery Zoo

I was forced into them a bit when Leigh and I were working on getting 5 quilts done without buying any fabric.  I was getting really low on same-lot whites, so I had to pull out other plans and neutrals to get quilts done.

So glad I did!

Watery Zoo

The solid pluses are made with hand dyed fabrics from Cherrywood Fabrics.  They have a great depth, and I thought they looked a bit like the sea, hence the Watery part of the Zoo.

Watery Zoo

I was super happy after laying out that back - one of those where you pull out the bits leftover and add in a couple other pieces to make it all fit together.

This was an attempt to hang a quilt on the wall in the basement to photograph straight on. Not the best lighting! Upstairs the problem is that all my walls are either windows or occupied by furniture. Maybe I just need to clear a room out specifically for quilt photos. The oldest could be off to college in 3.5yrs - maybe that's a good plan for his room. It gets fabulous light all afternoon. Ha!

Watery Zoo

I actually made friends with sashing on this quilt, if you recall back here.  I did all kinds of stuff I normally don't do with this one - sashing, dark neutral, straight line quilting (still not a fan in-process but love the finished look here).

A fun little quilt. I listed it in my shop.



Heather D. said...

It's wonderful. Very nice.

Emily said...

Oh it's beautiful!! Just my style with the darker solid! Maybe one day I'll have the nerve to do a pieced sashing... or maybe not. :) Yours looks great!

Dee said...

These colors are so soothing and the quilting is just awesome!

I too, dream of when the kids go off on their own and eyeball their rooms all the time! lol

Katie B said...

I love these colors! This is an awesome quilt. I love the straight line quilting.

quirky granola girl said...

very cute quilt! i'm loving the gray!

goletagirlwendy said...

Beautiful quilt!It is nice not to see white.

Nichole said...

The quilting looks great. I think it's an unexpected choice but works nicely with the pattern.

Aunt Spicy said...

totally love the colors AND the quilting! and you have inspired me...I need to make a million baby blankets and should force myself to just use my stash!

Rene' said...

Angela, I love how you used the darker colors with that animal print! Great quilt!