With a determined push I sewed down the facings to my four seasonal quilts this past week. They have been hanging over my second floor balcony railing for many months and the guilt finally got to me.
A Craftsy class on quilting with a walking foot by Jacquie Gering gave me the impetus to quilt gently curving lines over each. I had been trying to develop a leaf-based free motion quilting design for them, so I was happy to have an alternative to that. My to-be-quilted pile is heavily weighted with pieces in need of free motion quilting.
As I’m sure you’ve figured out, these are shown in order from spring to winter. The inner lozenges feature hand dyed fabric from Vicki Welsh. These were part of a giveaway she hosted on her blog, Field Trips in Fiber. The outer fabrics are a mix of commercial and hand dyed. I dyed the summer fabric, while the fall fabric is a damask I bought at a long ago NQA show. As I recall, the other quilters on the bus we took to the show were extremely puzzled why anyone would pay good money for fabric like that.
Each is about 21 by 32 inches, and could be used as a table runner or wall hanging. My favorite is winter as I love the Lonni Rossi outer fabric. The grayish purple jagged lines remind me of winter sunsets and ice glazed puddles.